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Behavior Problems

So Long to Bad Dogs

This article from Atlantic Monthly explains the theory of animal behavior and the progress being made in treating phobias, anxiety, aggression and panic.

Dog Separation Anxiety, Canine Separation Anxiety, Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dog Separation Anxiety, Canine Separation Anxiety, Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Pet Behavior Articles at APBC

Members of the Association of Pet Behavior Counsellors in the UK write about problem pets.

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Causes of this problem and methods to alleviate it.

Canine Aggression

Education, support and resources for pet owners.

Aggression

Describes different types, and whether or not they are appropriate.

Possessiveness

Explains how to teach that sharing is OK.

Problem Barking

Causes and solutions are suggested.

Submissive Urination

The causes are explained and an interactive solution suggested.

Non-food Ingestion

Known as pica, this can cause serious health problems. The causes and solutions are explained.

Thunderphobia

How to recognise and deal with this common characteristic.

Tail Chasing

Explains why this is not always a playful activity, and how to stop it causing injury.

Excessive Licking

Also known as Acral Lick Dermatitis or Lick Granuloma. Contributing factors are explained and solutions suggested.

Separation Anxiety

This article includes a short video ( 2.7 Mb ) showing the typical stages and suggesting solutions.

Rescue Dog Behavior Problems

These animals may have particular areas of difficulty.

Behavior Problems and Solutions

Explains the alpha concept, or 'speaking wolf', and how an understanding of this can help with many issues such as barking, digging and jumping up.

Fear of Loud Noises

Suggestions for reducing the distress caused by thunder and fireworks.

Travel Sickness

An explanation is given and a simple solution offered.

Relocation Anxiety

Suggestions are given for reducing the ill-effects of a family move, or when a dog is re-homed for any reason.

Understanding Animals

Free articles cover a number of issues and a forum is available for related discussion.