Features July 2011 Issue

New Recommendation for Fear-Based Behavior Problems

See your veterinarian sooner, rather than later, if your dog suffers from recurrent episodes of fear. Early treatment could keep the condition from spiralling into a permanent affliction.

New Recommendation for Fear-Based Behavior Problems

Another option for helping dogs cope with storm phobias and other fears.

In May, I attended a seminar given by noted veterinary behaviorist Nicholas Dodman, section head and program director of the Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar, “The Well Adjusted Dog: Secrets to Understanding Canine Behavior,” covered a number of behavior problems, including aggression, separation anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and canine compulsive behavior.

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