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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.

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.

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

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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.

A woman looking out the window of a van with her dog.

A dog trainer shares her pro (and personal) #vanlife tips.

A woman and a man grilling outside with a dog.

Veterinarian Dr. Shea Cox on how to celebrate the unofficial start of summer (and avoid the animal ER).

A dog resting its face on a wooden table.

A new study confirms our pets can have heartbreaking reactions to the loss of a canine companion.

Ask a Vet

Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

Shy black dog walking with owner at the park.

Six animal behaviorists and I share our pro tips for boosting the confidence of a fearful dog.

Young woman hugging her small black dog on the couch

It was a trick question. A study shows that the pandemic has made us all codependent.

Person in a white dress with a calm tan dog leaning on their lap

Adaptil’s calming products are good news for anxious pups.

A dog looking up with a cute face

5 ways to warm a skittish dog to you.

Puppy hides under the couch in fear

Here’s dog behaviorist Karen B. London’s simple trick to making your pet (and your guest) feel at home.

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

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