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  • Stopping Separation Anxiety

    Lisa Porter, Marleys Mutts Dog Rescue|Jul 19, 2014

    Separation anxiety is hard to treat because it happens when you are gone. But there are a few tried and true methods that will eliminate most separation anxiety and get you on the right track. First is to kennel train your dog. The reason is not to keep your dog kenneled 24/7 but to stop her flight/fight behavior (pacing, barking, hiding, avoiding, etc.) when you are gone. The kennel should be big enough so that your dog is able to lay down easily, but not so big that they can walk around in it....

  • Top Five Behavioral Issues in Rescue Dogs

    Lisa Porter|Feb 1, 2014

    I wanted to share with you all what we think are the top five behavioral issues you can expect within the first month of fostering or adopting a rescued dog. All dogs are different but these issues are what we deal with most. We try in our foster homes to work on these things, but sometimes just a transfer to a new home can set off triggers that may have been unseen up until the dog becomes truly comfortable. Starting from the bottom, we'll work our way to the #1 issue. #5 – High excitement l...