Featured In: Apartment Therapy
Article by: Sassafras Lowrey
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Since dogs are usually seen as fun, carefree companions, it can be alarming to realize that, just like people, they can also experience anxiety. For some dogs, anxiety might manifest as a slight annoyance, while for others it can disrupt every aspect of their life, including their relationship with their families. It can be challenging and overwhelming to live with a dog struggling with anxiety, but the good news is there are observable signs to look out for and ways to help your pup cope.
Heather Mishefske, a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, notes, “Anxiety in dogs can present a number of different ways and can be related to contexts such as being separated from their people, fear, and age.”
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