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Training and Behavior Modification
Learning how not to avoid using positive reinforcement, and calming signals. Anxious dogs can benefit tremendously by building their confidence and promoting positive experiences in new situations.
Is training or behavior modification best for your dog?
“Behavior modification is a different beast. By its very name and nature, we are starting with behavior that needs to be modified in some way. Since we are starting with something that the dog is already choosing to do, the dog already has an opinion about it. This inherently makes it different from training which usually starts off as neutral and becomes positive.”
Comfort at home (beds, the layout of home)
Keep things familiar, avoid changing things around too much and keep consistency/routine
Leave a worn item of your clothing with your pet when you leave
Yoga and Meditation with your pet
Sound Healing Music
PEMF Assisi Loop
Compression and weight make them feel secure.
Supplements & Herbs
Canine Matrix Zen by Mushroom Matrix
Full or broad-spectrum cannabis extract
CBD Turkey Treats, pet CBD Oil or pet CBD Sunbutter by Blooming Culture
Calming Care by Purina
L-theanine, found in Green Tea
Sollequin by NutraMax
Nutricalm by Rx Vitamins
Also contains L-tryptophan & Valerian Root for calming effects
Zylkene ® by Vetoquinol
Shen Calmer herbal formula by Jing Tang herbals
*must get from a holistic vet
Other specific herbs with calming effects include Passionflower, Skull Sap, Valerian, Lavender, Rosemary, Oat Straw, Kava Kava, and German Chamomile.
Diet: Foods that calm Shen include lettuce, pork heart, longan, dates, pecans, rosemary, and eggshell. Any whole food cooked diet balanced and prepared for your pet’s constitution.
Dog Appeasing Pheromones
Adaptil plug-in, sprays, collars
Essential Oils – lavender, chamomile, neroli, copaiba, and sandalwood.
Acupuncture, Acupressure, & Massage
Exercise the Body and the Mind
Toys, Brain games, Food Puzzles
ROUTINE is very important to pets.
Medications from your Veterinarian
There are 2 FDA approved prescription medications for canine separation anxiety; Clomicalm & Reconcile.
Trazodone, Alprazolam, Sileo (short-acting, immediate good for fireworks/thunderstorms), Fluoxetine (reconcile) (takes a long time), Amitriptyline, and Clomicalm
* for firework or thunderstorm phobias I recommend choosing some of the above supplements long-term to balance their hormones and chemicals in the body, but I recommend for “day-of” medications a product like Sileo, which needs to be prescribed by your veterinarian.
**for anxiety that may cause aggression, especially in the most severe cases, Dr. Gabby recommends fluoxetine (SSRI). Please discuss the potential benefit of this medication with your veterinarian or a veterinary behavioral specialist before starting any drugs. She reaches for this as a last resort if all else fails, but of course, aggressive patients where human safety is at risk, she would choose it. This drug is still not a fix-all, none of them are. A combination of these, with emphasis on training and the human-animal bond, works best. If you do all of these, and no training is provided, it is likely the pet will still continue unwanted behaviors.
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