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anxiety & separation anxiety

Learn how to deal with separation anxiety (and other forms of pet anxiety) so they keep calm when you’re not together.

Beagle with a worried and anxious look

Four veterinarians weigh in on how to cope with dog anxiety, from training to medicating.

Greyhound dog lying on top of couch looking out of a window

Compression vests, interactive toys, and pheromone sprays are game-changers.

A woman wearing a knit sweater holding a dog close on the floor of her bedroom.

Here’s how you can train your dog to be calm at home alone, instead of sad-singing “All By Myself” on karaoke until you come back through the door.

Training Program

Try these free training programs from our friends at Dogo to help with new dog life and basic obedience.

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A blonde woman wearing a longsleeved green jumper and sneakers sitting in the open trunk of a SUV car with her arm around her Golden Retriever dog sitting next to her

Celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell explains how to crate-train a dog with an intense fear of being in the car.

A woman sitting on a floor playing with her dogs.

Not sure what that means...or if it’s a good thing? A veterinary behaviorist explains.

Dog looking out a window in the winter

Dog behaviorist Scott Sheaffer on how pets may suffer from seasonal affective disorder, too.

A white fluffy dog laying on a white surface next to a retro red colored TV and a bag of Dad Grass dog treats with some bone-shaped treats on the ground near the dog

With a new line of CBD-infused bones and pack-shaped plush toys, pups can munch to mellow out.

Dachshund dog freezing on a rock during a walk

Suddenly, your neighborhood sidewalk has some new installation art: your frozen dog.

A dog sitting in a chair staring out a window.

It’s nearly 2023, and the office is calling. How can our dogs cope?

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Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 24 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

A black dog laying on the floor next to a container of "Native pet calming chews."

The brand’s transparently priced products soothed my dogs’ anxious habits.

Female dog trainer raising a treat above a beagle dog's head

“America’s Veterinarian” and the founder of Fear Free Pets, Dr. Marty Becker, on how this method makes vet visits, training sessions, and grooming appointments less stressful for pets.

A woman sitting with her arm around a dog enjoying a view of water.

There’s nothing to fear but fear itself — and a dog who won’t stop shaking when it thunders.

Pet parent comforting anxious dog by holding their paw

Easy ways to calm your pup’s nerves.

A woman sitting on a couch with a dog.

Dogs and cats can’t read self-help books, so a veterinary behaviorist explains how your pet may benefit from being in treatment.

Three dogs on leashes meeting and sniffing each other on a walk on the summer grass with owners

The Wildest Collective dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for getting a shy pup to go from wallflower to social butterfly.