animal psychology

Treating Separation Distress

Article by Dr Robert Holmes When talking separation distress, different circumstances call for different treatments; what is applicable and acceptable for one household, may not be suitable for others. The type and intensity of the separation distress, available space, household routine and the carer’s attitude are all factors that affect the decision on how to …

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Lonely Dogs

Article by Dr Robert Holmes Lonely dogs may cause a litany of annoyance, anger, frustration, despair, helplessness, bewilderment and guilt. And that is just in their carers. The destruction of the remote control, or the pooping and peeing around the family room are often interpreted as the dog being spiteful and seeking revenge for being …

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