Features April 2007 Issue

Reducing Your Dog's Anxieties

How to reduce your dogs’s fears, anxieties, and phobias.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, speaking about the Great Depression, said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” If only it were that simple when dealing with dog behavior! Fear-related behaviors can be debilitating to the inappropriately fearful dog. They are heartbreaking, frustrating, even sometimes dangerous for the human trying to deal with her dog’s strong emotional responses, and for the dog who may injure himself or others in his desperate efforts to escape or protect himself from the fear-causing stimulus.

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