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It’s OK to Comfort Your Dog!

U.S. folks and Canadians, get ready for the fireworks! People in the U.S. and Canada are getting ready for national holidays that often include all sorts of loud pops and booms from fireworks and firecrackers, even cannons and guns. These kinds … Continue reading

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Yes, You May Comfort Your Dog!

Just a quick reminder for the upcoming fourth of July holiday in the U.S. with the attendant loud booming noises. Behaviors can be reinforced. Emotions can’t. Fear is an emotion. If you comfort your fearful dog, it doesn’t somehow “reinforce” … Continue reading

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