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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Quick & Easy Way To Protect Your Doors From Dog Damage

Robbi Hess
CLAWGUARD door shields are an ideal way to protect your home’s doors from damage and your dog’s paws from splinters. The best part about CLAWGUARD? It’s quick and easy to install. In fact, “installation” is as simple as opening the package and hanging the door shield off the door handle. You can cut it to size if necessary; yes, scissors may be required. 

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Training Tips For Dog Owners

Robbi Hess
January is Dog Training Month and because of that we wanted to talk a little bit about the things that pet parents can do to train their dogs to be the best dogs they can be! Whether you’re training a dog to run agility, work in hospitals as therapy dogs, or to “sit” “stay” and “come” when you ask them to, training our dogs is an ideal way to deepen our bond with them.

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Enjoy A Stress-Free New Year’s Eve: Fireworks Dog Survival Tips

Robbi Hess
If you’re a pet parent who has a dog or cat who gets anxious because of loud noises and because of fireworks, you’re not alone. Resorting to medications and crating is not an option for all pet parents, and in fact, crating an anxious dog who is not accustomed to being in a crate can lead to higher anxiety and no pet parent wants that! 

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How To Be A Good Pet Guest

Robbi Hess

We know that many pet parents are indulgent when it comes to their dogs and cats; we don’t call them our “fur babies” for nothing, right? It is easy to see why we might turn a blind eye to bad behavior your dog or cat might have. Why? You’re accustomed to his or her barking or to your cat scratching the couch.

 

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How Does Back To School Affect Your Dog?

Robbi Hess

Your dog has become accustomed to the children being home this summer and maybe you were home more frequently than you are during the rest of the year. Your dog sees the family every day, he gets more play and snuggle time. Then, all of a sudden everyone is rushing out the door and he's home alone. Don't forget, too that dogs sense excitement and anxiety and it makes them anxious. Have you ever wondered if your dog is impacted by back to school? He just may be. 

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Do You Have Pet Parent Anxiety?

CLAWGUARD Products
Foster caused us to lose a LOT of money in pet deposits in the homes we rented. When we bought a new home, we didn’t want to have to keep replacing doors because he was so nervous when we left him home alone. Because we loved him and because we had a lot of pet parent anxiety we created CLAWGUARD -- because of the love of our rescue dog.

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Want To Take Your Dog To Work: Tips For Success

Beke Lubeach
If your dog is accustomed to spending his days on the couch with his other fur siblings watching the world from the comfort and safety of the house, he may not appreciate heading off to spend a day with you in the office. You need to know your dog’s temperament and his ability to adjust to change. Some dogs simply are better off at home in a familiar surrounding rather than being at the office place with other dogs who are stressed out.

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How To Deal With Dog Separation Anxiety

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Dogs who suffer separation anxiety get either overly excited when you leave the home and are overly excited when you come back. They can be destructive, have bathroom accidents in the home, lick or chew themselves to the point where they’re missing fur and could be “overly” clingy aka velcro dog when you’re home.

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Winter Pet Safety Tips

CLAWGUARD Products
Much of the country recently experienced an unprecedented “deep freeze.” Even areas of the country that don’t normally get snow or ice or sub zero temperatures were impacted. Pet parents who live in those areas -- even those accustomed to winter -- were faced with the need to take their pets out of doors, but also needed to know how to keep them safe in the frigid temperatures and snow.

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