4th of july; dogs; positive dog training

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The 4th of July - Dog Dependence Day - A Survival Guide

The 4th of July – Dog Dependence Day – A Survival Guide

 

American Independence Day, the 4th of July, conjures up visions of good times with family and friends, time off, picnics and summer fun - as it should!

 

What may not immediately come to mind is the fear and anxiety this holiday creates for many of our pets. Large gatherings, unfamiliar dogs, people and surroundings, and loud noises from fireworks and parties can terrify even the most stable dog. One of these triggers alone is hard enough on them but add them all together and you get the powerful impact of “trigger stacking” which,...

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