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Features February 2019 Issue

Misbehavior In Your Absence Can Signal a Case of Separation Anxiety.

She’s not trying to get your goat. She’s frantic about being left home alone.

Misbehavior In Your Absence Can Signal a Case of Separation Anxiety.

It seems like your dog is trying to get back at you. But being naughty may mean she's afraid to be left alone.

She’s perfectly house trained as long as you’re home but relieves herself on the floor when you’re not there, making you pay for leaving her alone. Or she pulls all the trash out of the garbage can and strews it throughout the house. Rest assured she’s not being vindictive. She’s feeling panicked.

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