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Clinical Case Challenge (Animal Behavior Clinic)

Otto, a two-and-a-half-year-old miniature dachshund, presented to the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals Behavior Clinic at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center after the sudden onset of aggression to his owners. Owners sought the support of Tufts’ animal behaviorists to help reduce and/or eliminate this aggressive behavior. Learn here about owner-directed aggression and how Otto’s owners Read More

Boom! Boom! Helping Your Dog with Thunderstorm Phobias

Thunderstorm phobia or anxiety is real and a fairly common problem for many dogs. It can be difficult to watch. Before the first sound of thunder, dogs with thunderstorm phobia become overwhelmed and show physical signs of fear. While thunder is just one of many frightening noises, it is treated a bit differently than other Read More

Bang! Bang! Helping your Dog Manage Noise Phobia

Fear of noises is a very common and real problem for dogs. When a dog is exposed to certain noises, such as sirens, smoke alarms, fireworks, kettle whistles and vacuum cleaners, a dog with a noise phobia may pant or salivate excessively, tremble, or run and hide from fear. There are a number of steps Read More