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#313546 - 04/17/14 09:57 PM Separation Anxiety Resources
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Many of the books and DVDs can be found at dogwise, amazon (please remember the affiliate link!), and Tawzer Dog.


Books:

"I'll Be Home Soon", Patricia McConnell
http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/store/I-ll-Be-Home-Soon.html

"Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs" Malena DeMartini-Price
http://www.dogwise.com/ItemDetails.cfm?ID=DTB1345

"Separation Distress", James OíHeare
http://thebark.com/content/separation-distress-and-dogs-2nd-edition

"Don't Leave Me - Step-By-Step Help For Your Dog's Separation Anxiety", Nicole Wilde
http://www.dogwise.com/ItemDetails.cfm?ID=DTB1179

"Canine Separation Anxiety", WDJ July 2008
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/11_7/features/Canine-Separation-Anxiety_16044-1.html

"Living With Dogs Who Suffer From Severe Separation Anxiety" WDJ Sept 2012
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_9/features/Severe-Canine-Separation-Anxiety_20605-1.html

Blogs:

http://malenademartini.com/how-serious-is-it-and-does-it-matter/
(Blog home link: http://malenademartini.com/blog/


DVDS, for a deeper understanding:

"Separation Anxiety: Both Sides Now", Nicole Wilde
http://www.tawzerdog.com/separation-anxiety-both-sides-now-10432.html

"Separation Anxiety & Treatment Protocols", Nicholas Dodman
http://www.tawzerdog.com/separation-anxiety-treatment-protocols-10072.html

"Anxiety", Trish King
http://www.tawzerdog.com/anxiety-10130.html

"From Leashes to Neurons and Psychopharmacology", Karen Overall
http://www.tawzerdog.com/from-leashes-to-neurons-and-psychopharmacology-10048.html



Protocols and Training Aids:

Find a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
http://www.dacvb.org/resources/find/

Thyroid Testing
http://www.hemopet.org/hemolife-diagnostics/veterinary-thyroid-testing.html

Relaxation Protocol
http://www.dogdaysnw.com/doc/OverallRelaxationProtocol.pdf
http://championofmyheart.com/relaxation-protocol-mp3-files/
http://myrubicondays.blogspot.com/2014/01/five-things-i-learned-about-relaxation.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-RiIwrLjDE (more videos in the side panel on right)

Training Deep Breath Relaxation
http://www.the-academy.ca/The_Academy/Resources_files/Deep%20breath%20relaxation%20-%20Overall.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIxELL4FkWI

"Training a Hyperactive Dog to Calm Down", WDJ May 2011
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/14_5/features/Training-Hyperactive-Dogs_20259-1.html

Dog TV????
http://dogtv.com/#/?SID=153

Crate Games DVD (caution - many dogs with SA cannot be crated):
http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTA287



Herbals, Drugs, Calming Agents:

Drugs: http://suzanneclothier.com/the-articles/3-ps-does-your-dog-need-medication

Drugs: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/behavioral-medications-dogs

Drugs: http://paws4udogs.wordpress.com/2013/07/...-a-last-resort/

Adaptil Collars and Diffusers (formerly known as D.A.P.)
http://www.ceva.us/Products/Product-List/Adaptil-Formerly-D.A.P-R

Happy Traveller
http://www.arknaturals.com/happy-traveler-bite-size-soft-chews

TranquilTabs
http://www.entirelypets.com/tranquil60.html

"Tranquility Blend" made by Animals Apawthecary
http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Animals-Apawthecary-Tranquility-Herbal-Blend/148007.aspx

General Supplement thread for anxiety:
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/289847/all/Supplements_for_Anxiety_Fear

Composure:
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/259225/3

L-theanine:
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/171418/1.html

TTouch?
http://www.ttouch.com/whatisTTouch.shtml



Some emotional aspects

Fear: http://caninesinaction.com/2011/06/storm...tional-baggage/

Stress: http://paws4udogs.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/chronic-stress-in-dogs/

Stress: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/09/chronic-stress-gut-effects.aspx

The "secure base" phenomenon
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130621095502.htm



Threads:
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/310840/Video_analysis_of_dogs_sufferi

http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/192393/all/Oscar_Anti_Anxiety_Meds
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/226980/Separation_Anxiety_Jazz
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/307148/Changes_at_daycare_separation
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/270088/4
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/311823
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/313378/1


Edited by MaxaLisa (07/12/15 12:02 PM)

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#313558 - 04/17/14 10:51 PM Re: Separation Anxiety Resources [Re: MaxaLisa]
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WOW! What a resource list!

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#313565 - 04/17/14 11:11 PM Re: Separation Anxiety Resources [Re: Codmaster]
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Originally Posted By: Codmaster
WOW! What a resource list!

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#314280 - 04/26/14 10:16 PM Re: Separation Anxiety Resources [Re: MaxaLisa]
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New SA article:
http://blog.smartanimaltraining.com/2013...h-tech-toolkit/

Quote:
In dogs, separation anxiety accounts for 20-40% of the behavior consultantís case load and is one of the most common behavior problems (McCrave, 1991). A recent research study in the UK showed that many dogs that donít even show signs of separation anxiety still experience increased levels of Cortisol, a steroid hormone released in response to stress. Why do so many dogs get anxious when we leave? According to research, certain factors seem to play a role in the chances of a dog to develop this type of anxiety. Dogs living in a house with only one human for instance seem to be twice as likely to have separation anxiety than dogs living amongst several people. Neutered dogs also seem more prone to anxiety as are intact dogs (Flannigan, 2001) but overall, more research is needed to identify the factors involved. When looking at some of the findings in children, we can also add to the list of possible causes the fact that dogs have very little control over the environment they live in, especially over the coming and going of other members of the family or of their own wanderings. Sometimes a traumatic event such as prolonged time at a boarding kennel or shelter, or a change in the family structure may trigger the onset of separation anxiety.

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#336657 - 11/09/15 08:59 AM Re: Separation Anxiety Resources [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Very informative, thank you for sharing.

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