Phase Two: Addressing Anger and Anxiety

Phase Two: Addressing Anger and Anxiety

As we’ve talked about previously, positive energy is experienced through dogs as happiness and in humans as standing tall and being a leader. Negative energy, however, can turn even the sweetest owners and pets anxious, fearful, and even angry.

Think about how anger feels in your body. For me, it feels heavy, thick, and terrible. Like being stuck in mud. Maybe it makes your stomach upset, or you start to shake. It’s difficult to make rational decisions. It really just feels bad. …

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Understanding Cage Rage

Understanding Cage Rage

Have you ever heard the term “cage rage”? Cage rage looks like an intense aggression problem. Dogs are naturally den animals. They should enjoy their crates and see them as a refuge to get away from it all some times. Cage rage is not an aggression problem at all, but it’s based on being anxious and fearful and not trusting the crate.

Some dogs have anxiety from the beginning. Crying, screaming, and yelling to get out of the crate on their first …

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The “D” Word: Dominance

The “D” Word: Dominance

When it comes to describing dogs, the word dominance is thrown around a lot these days. But what does it really mean? Is it a bad thing? Or a good thing? Really it’s neither. But it does exist.

Any species that live within a group understand that there is a hierarchy in place. Think about your family. Is there hierarchy? Or maybe someone, or more than one someone, is in charge. Someone has to make the decisions that are best. Some people …

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