Can Playing Tug Build a Dog’s Confidence?

During a recent presentation at a conference, we were discussing myths surrounding playing tug of war with dogs.  We were explaining that tug-of-war is a cooperative game, not a competitive interaction over which individual is going to control the toy.  Several people in the audience mentioned they had heard playing tug-of-war is a good way…

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Is Your Dog Afraid to Ride in the Car?

 Question:   My 1.5 year old Rat Terrier has some disturbing issues with fear and anxiety. We have been taking him on weekly car trips to visit family every week. He has never enjoyed our weekly car trips to visit family and recently his anxiety is getting worse.  I do not want him to live in…

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