Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Good advice given.
I wouldn't knock those special sweaters. It's been proven that they are calming, they squeeze down on a dogs chest which produces a calming effect, it's like a hug.
Temple Grandin is a famous autistic person who did a lot of research on it for people, she has bouts of anxiety/stress, and she says being squeezed by it helps her a lot. It also calms down most animals, it gives a feeling of security.
Also, for the treats thing, since this dog is motivated by you, have you tried just turning eating treats into a game? My boxer hated dog treats, until I praised her everytime she ate one, now she sees the treat as a reward.
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.