Archive | Anxiety

Anxiety is the anticipation of future dangers from unknown or imagined origins associated with fear. The most common visible behaviors are urination and/or passage of bowel movements, destruction, and excessive vocalization such as barking or whining. Fear is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat — whether real or perceived. Most fears, phobias, and anxieties develop at the onset of social maturity, from 12 to 36 months of age.

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Fearful Dogs – Methods for Dealing with them

When Louie arrived at my house, he would run around the house barking and howling at any noise – not even loud ones. This was an extremely fearful dog and I was at a loss how to deal with him. Here are some of the methods I tried, some of them have worked for Louie […]

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Second Fear Period with a Blind Puppy

Although this is not specifically related to being blind, it is an issue/stage that blind puppies can experience and present its own unique challenges. For the last few weeks, Radar has been more barky than usual. We started attending obedience class thinking it would help socialize him. While he barked a little less than last […]

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Fear of Noises

Louie is extremely sound sensitive. It is improving as he becomes more confident and secure in his skin and surroundings but their are still sounds that literally turn him into a maniac. When Louie encounters a noise that scares him, his reaction mimics one of pure pain. He will be calmly walking one minute and […]

Louie Pacing

Anxiety or Aggression???

When Louie first came to live with me he would do laps around my house from window to window to window. This was non-stop until he was exhausted. He would flop down on the couch to sleep and then wake up and start the window circuit again. When I took him outside, I had to […]

Louie "on guard"

Anxiety – Louisiana Louie’s Story

Louisiana Louie wandered onto a farm in Crowley, Louisiana in July of 2011. He was fortunate he wandered onto the right farm and the owner of the farm, Faye, captured him and started feeding the very skinny Chessie. Lucky for Louie, Faye got him to the vet and also contacted a pet rescue in Louisiana […]

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