How Do I Stop My Dog From Scratching The Door?

Amber Johnson-Drake
A dog who “communicates” by scratching at the door needs to be given other communication methods that don’t involve him damaging the home. Damaging the home is one of the issues when your dog is scratching, but your dog could also hurt himself when he’s scratching. He could crack his nails or get splinters of the scratched wood in his paw pads. If he has scratched enough of the door he may also be able to gnaw on the wood and if he swallows it, he could damage his intestines.

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COVID-Related Separation Anxiety When Returning to the Workplace

Amber Johnson-Drake
COVID has had an impact on all of us including our pets. For us, staying home meant a substantial reduction in our interactions with other people. Our pets, on the other hand, likely gained a significant amount of socialization time. They undoubtedly embraced the extra time and attention they received as a result of our increased presence at home. However, when pet owners return to work, it's not easy for them to understand why we are no longer able to be around as frequently.

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