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.

Yukon approaching Missy Trap March 22, 2014

Yukon – Trapped & Anxious

What a story this boy could tell! Yukon (AKA Winter, the name given to him by his rescuer, Greg) was a stray in a rural area north of Minneapolis, MN. The first reported sighting of him was in Sept. 2013. This pup survived one of the coldest, harshest winters in years. Several people in the […]


Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs Dogs suffering from separation anxiety become agitated when their guardians prepare to leave and/or leave the room or home. Separation anxiety can be in the form of: Urinating or pooping in the house when left alone Barking or howling excessively and for a long period of time Chewing, digging […]

Stress Yawn while watching people pass

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 […]


Impact of Stress on Dogs

December 26, 2014, I had an epiphany today while visiting with my holistic vet, Dr. Jan Schilling of Vet-Energy ( We were discussing Radar’s recent seizure and that they seem to be stress induced. Then we discussed Louie’s recent reactive and short fused behavior along with his current very large pupils. His pupils have been […]

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