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Understanding Service Animals: The Role of Emotional Support Dogs in Oregon

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) serve an instrumental role in the lives of individuals facing mental or emotional disabilities by offering comfort and stability. In Oregon, these animals are recognized for their ability to enhance the well-being of their owners without the need for specialized training, providing an essential layer of emotional support that can significantly […]

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Dog Gone Smarter Article on Separation Anxiety

Canine Separation Anxiety: Treatment Options

Separation anxiety in dogs is a common and distressing behavioral issue that affects a significant portion of the canine population, with at least 50% of dogs exhibiting some aspect of separation distress in their lifetimes [1]. It is estimated that 17% of dogs in the U.S., or approximately 11 million dogs, suffer from separation anxiety

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PiRT Dog Training

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Dog Behavioral Training Deep Dive #2 PiRT: Posture-induced Relaxation Technique Welcome to another installment in a new series of Dog Gone Smarter LLC training articles, each a deep dive into a foundational dog training exercise. Each dog training exercise will help you to build a better emotional state in your dog and establish a healthier

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