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NIH HWC Employee Wellness Seminar: Preventing Canine Separation Anxiety - Shared screen with speaker view
Maria Collins
35:12
you are in presenter mode
Tyra Wolfsberg
35:42
Is this going to be recorded and available later?
Tyra Wolfsberg
35:54
Thank you!
Beverly Jordan
37:48
yes it is being recorded
Beverly Jordan
40:37
pandemic pets
Christine Beachley
40:45
What can be done to help with a dogs anxiety when medications prescribed by the vet actually caused the problem to be more pronounced?
Lynne Wolfe
42:12
I have a 2 year doberman male who I have been home with me most of the pandemic. His big sister is 5 yrs old so he has company but when I come from work right now he very clingy.
Valery Gheen
42:13
can't hear the sound, too low
Amy Wernimont
42:26
sound fine for me
U T
42:31
Thank you for your question Christine. We will address it.
U T
42:45
Please try to turn your system volume up.
Carol Beasley
43:56
still can't hear
Diane Koch
44:34
same here...very low sound....volume is at max
U T
44:42
Carol, apologies for any technical difficulties you are experiencing. Have you tried to increase your speaker or headset volume?
Beverly Jordan
44:43
i had to turn up volume on my computer. I can hear
Vicky Schneider
45:11
FYI - I can hear fine
U T
45:26
Thank you for that confirmation Beverly and Vicky.
Beverly Jordan
48:36
does the clicker work with kids too?🤣
Shanai Griffin
48:47
:)
Scherri Jacobsen
48:47
I wish!
Megan Columbus
48:50
@Beverly, don't we wish!!
Beverly Jordan
49:14
just need to train them☺️
Tonya Lee
49:17
for me it was the ice cream truck music
Dianna Kelly
49:20
Positive reinforcement does work with kids, which is the learning theory behind "click - treat"
Shauna Clark
49:26
Have you ever seen a teenager when they receive a notification on their phone. It definitely works lol
Diane Koch
49:34
So, you can't click and treat forever, can you? When do you stop treating and just click?
Shanai Griffin
49:51
When I grab my coat, shoes, keys, socks my dog goes crazy!
Dianna Kelly
50:11
You can stop using the clicker when your dog correctly responds to your cue 80% - 90% of the time.
Beverly Jordan
50:15
aww cute dog
Glenda Laventure
50:21
Adorable!
Beverly Jordan
50:37
and he talks!😁
Christine Sizemore
50:43
Dogs are very good at training US! :-)
Adriana Romero
50:49
I love it lol
Diane Koch
50:59
To Dianna: But you still should carry the clicker and continue to click to get the correct response?
Michelle Sabol Jones
51:01
Yes, clickers work with people. go to Tagteach website. Human surgeons have been trained with clickers and I have done some of this too.
Beverly Jordan
51:36
smart dog!
Ellen Rolfes
52:10
Will this session be shared with the NIH for those who couldn't make it today?
Brad Moss
52:41
Yes, the meeting will be archived AND we are offering another session. Global to go out today offering another session.
Sherrita Walls
53:00
I am a new mom to a 6 month puppy, this is our first pup. Where do you get a clicker from? He is already showing separation anxiety. We just got him March 18.
Shanai Griffin
53:01
How do you undo learned behaviors like begging for food when you reward a dog for tricks during training? My dog will sit, lay, roll over, etc. when I am eating in expectation of a "treat".
Molly Boyajian
53:10
I have two dogs. One of them is on lots of meds due to heart disease, he is tune to my cell phone alarm - i put his meds into soft treats- he knew went the alarm goes off = to treats
Beverly Jordan
53:29
will post on the HWC website https://wellnessatnih.ors.od.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Erin McNell
53:53
@Sherrita clickers are easily found at pet stores, Chewy.com and Amazon
Sherrita Walls
54:05
Thank you
Shanai Griffin
54:12
Nice!!
Marisa Sheelor
54:39
@Erin- Are clickers the same as the mini-educators?
Meghan Connolly
54:59
If the medications prescribed by your veterinarian are not helping your pet feel more relaxed, please contact your veterinarian. Behavior medications are not one size fits all, and it may take some trial and error to find the right dose and medication for your pup.
U T
55:15
As a reminder, this webinar is being recorded and will be made available after this presentation.
Ronald Morales
55:24
aww
Karen Cook
55:39
beautiful dog!
Diane Koch
56:08
images of clickers https://www.google.com/search?q=clicker&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS944US944&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwisjtuW3uv2AhUkneAKHSqRBDAQ_AUoAnoECAIQBA&biw=1280&bih=577&dpr=1.5
Cody Lerch
56:37
Wyze offers great cheap cameras to use with pets too!
U T
56:43
Thank you Diane for providing additional information.
Meghan Connolly
56:44
Clickers can work with kids and people too. You can check out the concept of TAGteach online for many examples! :)
Tonja Nansel
56:48
Wyze is a great inexpensive cam - they have stationary and pan/zoom versions!
Glenda Laventure
57:42
Thank you Tonja! Already on my phone, ready to order. 😁
Megan Bollinger
57:53
What are some suggestions when training two dogs? One is VERY food motivated and one is NOT AT ALL.
Meghan Connolly
58:03
When your dog is reliably performing the desired behavior when given a cue, you can start to fade out the treat. You can substitute a lower value treat (kibble, cheerios) and then fade to vocal praise such as "Good pup!"
David Means
59:02
I crate my dog. Any additional considerations for crating for multiple hours?
Scherri Jacobsen
59:26
I've found that leaving his crate open, he feels secure.
Meghan Connolly
59:36
If your pup is showing signs of separation anxiety, is important to make a veterinary appointment and seek help from a positive reinforcement trainer. We will have resources where to find trainers in your area at the end of this presentation.
Wenyan Han
59:41
What are some suggestions when the dog are very energetic? My 1yo male golden retriever needs 3-4 times long outdoor walk everyday.
Wenyan Han
01:00:46
He becomes very emotional when we could not walk him immediately.
Beverly Jordan
01:00:56
a friend used to put a special comforting coat/blanket on her dog in her absence
U T
01:01:09
Your questions are being monitored for Q&A after the presentation. Thank you.
Diane Koch
01:01:26
Thundercoat or imitators (probably just as good)
Scherri Jacobsen
01:01:37
How do you train your dog out of barking unnecessarily?
Meghan Connolly
01:02:02
for unwanted behaviors, such as begging, you can ignore the dog. You may see what we call an 'extinction burst' where the dog escalates and may display the unwanted behavior more (such as longer/louder barking). Once your pup realizes they are not getting any attention (eye contact, verbal or food rewards) the unwanted behavior should slowly fade away. It can be very helpful to teach your dog alternative behaviors such as 'go to mat', 'relax', get your ball (incompatible with barking), or put them in their crate/other room with a long lasting treat if you are eating dinner so they can not keep practicing the unwanted behavior.
U T
01:02:02
Scherri, that is a popular question and will be addressed.
Scherri Jacobsen
01:02:13
thanks
Michelle Bylicky
01:02:20
Same problem. How do you train a dog to not bark when someone knocks on the door?
Kelly Crotty
01:02:28
What if your dog is not motivated by treats?
Beverly Jordan
01:02:34
very well trained dog
Sharon Gubanich
01:03:00
My dog has started hiding his food and dumping his water bowl when we leave the house - is this separation anxiety or something else?
Dianne Lee
01:03:32
what age is a dog too old to train?
Christine Sizemore
01:03:46
never to old!
Tatiana Feuerborn
01:03:47
How do you stop a dog from barking when you leave home, even for brief intervals (ie. Taking the trash out)?
Meghan Connolly
01:04:08
If training multiple dogs, try to work with them one on one. Have another family member/friend help with training one pup while you work with the other. Or, put one dog in their crate/another room with a frozen kong or puzzle toy to keep them busy while you take your other dog to another area/outside to work with.
Megan Bollinger
01:04:12
My rescue that is not treat motivated will howl the entire time we are out of the house. Is there a way to prevent this? He is home with our other dog and cat and they seem to just ignore him...but every time we check our camera he's howling :(
Tammy Dean-Maxwell
01:04:13
I have a senior dog that has gotten very use to me being home. He follows me everywhere and I am so afraid to leave him for a full day.
Andrew Woerner
01:04:15
How much training is too much training?
Christine Beachley
01:04:20
Thanks Meghan, I did consult with the vet and the meds will not be used moving forward. Looking for some tips during this webinar as alternatives to medicating.
Gabriela Pessenda
01:04:22
I've already done everything that was said with my dog, she can stay in another room without me, she doesn't mind if I get the keys or coat anymore, and I always give her a toy that releases treats slowly before I leave so she doesn't see me leaving but nothing matters, the moment she finishes eating and sees I'm not there, she starts barking no stop for at least 1h, as if she is calling me back
Dianna Kelly
01:04:24
Try different treats. Value of treats is important in training. Try chicken, meatballs, cheese - those are usually high value to most dogs. Just using kibble or "training treats" may not be valuable enough to t hem.
Maria Collins
01:04:47
wenyan - my trainer told me that a walk is not exercise for a dog. they need to jog/run. she recommended a flirt pole to exercise, a walk, training, and play. mental stimulation is exercise and tiring. my dog has high social need so important she gets to interact with other dogs daily
Lisa Viviano
01:05:04
Great Tip!
Megan Bollinger
01:05:10
If my dog is extremely attached to me, would it be more beneficial for my husband to train him more frequently that I do?
Maria Collins
01:05:20
"ditch the bowl'
Megan Bollinger
01:05:20
than*
Megan Columbus
01:06:27
Thoughts on how to stop continuous anxious barking/yapping when playing with other dogs?
U T
01:06:28
Megan, attachment will be addressed as well.
Megan Bollinger
01:06:35
Thank you :)
Meghan Connolly
01:07:32
@Dianne Lee There is no age limit on learning for any species. :)
Scherri Jacobsen
01:07:49
Amen to that. I'm learning every day.
Dianne Lee
01:07:52
that's encouraging , thx
Megan Columbus
01:08:06
Interesting, you aren't saying the word "down" before putting him in down position?
Wenyan Han
01:08:21
Thank you Maria! We usually let him run 1 hour with his fluffy friends after dinner 2-3 times a week. But it seems still not enough for him.
Dianna Kelly
01:08:27
You add cues in after you can consistently lure them
Meghan Connolly
01:08:45
@Megan Columbus Sgt. Maker is using the "down" cue but I believe you can not hear it as well due to microphone positioning.
U T
01:09:23
Megan, I hope that section of the video addressed your question about verbal association.
Louise Rosenbaum
01:09:37
A full day of doggie daycare exhausts my young, energetic standard poodle for two days afterwards.
Kimberly Gruber
01:10:07
I have a GSD, 11 yoa male who has DM. He has been through a lot of training. Since, we are RTW I have been going into my office for 1-2 hours a day and leaving him on the 1st flr. I go out on the weekends for about 3-4 hours to get him used to me not being home. I do not leave any food on the floor but, do have an electric water bowl. My concern is that he does have DM and I do not know how long he can stay home by himself without getting anxious.
Sonca Hoang
01:10:22
Megan, once the dog is in down position then the command is attached. If it's said before the behavior then the dog won't know what behavior it's connected to.
Christa Reynolds
01:10:32
such a cute dog! I like the white markings at the end of his tail and on his feet
Dianna Kelly
01:10:33
Our words don't mean anything to our pups until we teach it to them. Luring them and clicking and treating for a completed behavior first, then associating a word with the behavior is much easier.
Neriah Alvinez
01:11:04
What can you do if it seems like desensitization isn’t working? It seems like my pup gets more agitated as the training goes on. If I even touch the lock, he starts jumping at the doorknob, crying, scratching at the door
Megan Columbus
01:11:11
thanks all
Glenda Laventure
01:11:51
Same. My pupper's room is my office.
Meghan Connolly
01:12:14
@Kimberly Gruber Using a camera to monitor him while you are gone can be helpful to see progress and checkins throughout the day. Having DM and other medical diseases can affect the needs of each pup, so talking with your veterinarian about the best individualized plan for your pup would be best.
Andrea Keane-myers
01:12:32
I have two Vizsla puppies (one is 2.5 years and the other is 7 months). The older Vizsla is pretty mellow. The young one is a bit of a Tasmanian devil. I have taken both to dog training, but returning to work is going to be a new ballgame for both dogs.
Scherri Jacobsen
01:13:05
Tasmanian devil. I love it. Mine is that way too
Mahasin Ingram
01:13:07
How many hours in a day can a dog be left alone?
Mary Frances Picone
01:13:13
Is there somewhere I can go to find ideas for hand signals for commands? I read somewhere that dogs tend to respond better when verbal commands are paired with a hand signal.
Kimberly Gruber
01:13:56
HI Meghan, the vet has stated due to neurological factors that he doesn't have much longer....they give him about 6 months. What are the best cameras that interchange with phones?
Sonca Hoang
01:14:21
Mary, I use the set of nonverbal hand signals that the AKC uses in obedience competition. You can modify as you like
Amanda Clatterbaugh
01:14:24
I have a 11 year old labradoodle and will be getting a puppy next weekend (aussiedoodle) and I know they are high energy, are there some ways to keep them busy while I'm at the office?
Melissa Kitner Triolo
01:14:42
We adopted a rescue back in July 2021. She has a little problem with separation anxiety, but our big problem is that she is extremely skittish around people who are not in our family. She is not aggressive, but will want to get away from the person if s/he comes up to the dog. This creates a problem in that no one but our family can be around the dog. So, we could not go on vacation unless we can take her with us. Can you suggest training for us?
U T
01:14:50
Neriah, hopefully your question is being addressed by Sgt. Maker with the suggestions on training timing, adjustments of treats, etc.
U T
01:15:42
Melissa, acknowledging your question for the Q&A session if time permits.
Melissa Kitner Triolo
01:16:01
great. Thanks.
Alicia Caffi
01:17:02
What are some good tools/tips/toys to keep the dog entertained while out of the house consistently when going back to the office? I have a high energy GSD who is also a very strong chewer and a lot of the toys I have found for such are quickly demolished! Also need tips to reduce reactivity that has increased due to bonding from being home together for 2+ years.
Neriah Alvinez
01:17:20
My dog doesn’t always follow me around, he can be anywhere in the apartment and out of my sight but if he hears the door he will come running and start crying
Gabriela Pessenda
01:17:41
Mine is the same@
Kimberly Gruber
01:17:54
Alicia my GSD likes the KONG products.
Kathryn Ray
01:18:12
have two dogs - older dog goes in other rooms easily independently. My 2yr old always in my office when I work, wherever I go she follows.
U T
01:18:14
Neriah, thank you for the additional details.
Tianna Hicklin
01:18:19
Alicia my dog likes Benebone bacon and chicken scented chews
Alicia Caffi
01:18:48
Kimberly - thanks! I've tried one and she ignores that one. at least it wasn't destroyed LOL
Neriah Alvinez
01:18:51
It’s tough because he plays well independently, loves his chew toys, treat-filled Kongs, but he seems to forget all about those the second I try to leave
U T
01:18:57
Alicia, hang on, that will be addressed soon.
Erin McNell
01:19:03
@Alicia I also have a 6mo GSD mix. I've had luck with frozen treats inside a kong, or treat-dispensing toys that they have to move around to release treats (I just use kibble or very low calorie treats)
Meghan Connolly
01:19:26
@Mahasin Ingram young puppies and older dogs need to go out more frequently to eliminate than adult dogs. having a dog walker stop in once or twice during the workday is ideal for most pets.
Rachel Withington
01:19:58
agree! our pup (german shepherd mix) loves kong! a lot of kong products also have places to hide treats or peanut butter to encourage your dog to pay attention to it
Jennifer Baumgartner
01:20:06
When I leave, unfortunately (and its heartbreaking for me!) my 4 year old pitmix sits on the couch, does not move much, and is quite honestly miserable. Any tips on this? Its separation anxiety, but also seems depressive.
Beverly Jordan
01:20:48
interesting point!
Meghan Connolly
01:20:57
@Mary Frances Some dogs do respond better to visual cues than verbal cues. Each 'learner' is different. Try it out with your pup to see how they respond best!
Meghan Connolly
01:22:01
@Amanda Clatter we will have some suggestions to keep your pup engaged later in the presentation.
Kathryn Ray
01:22:12
I am the one with separation issues,
Dianne Lee
01:22:16
Are dog crates a good idea?
Beverly Jordan
01:22:52
HWC will need to do a separation anxiety for pet owners/parents
Kimberly Gruber
01:23:14
My dog figured out how to get out of the crate and when I got home he was sitting in the front window😄
Meghan Connolly
01:23:15
@ Melissa Kitner Triolo It sounds like your dog has a lot of anxiety. It would be best to talk to your veterinarian and seek the help of a positive reinforcement trainer. We will have resources for how to find one in your area at the end of the presentation.
Amanda Clatterbaugh
01:23:24
@Beverly I second that! I'm worried about my anxiety leaving the pups at home.
Julie Botnick
01:23:33
YES! It's definitely my own separation anxiety that makes it hard to leave, ha!
Dianna Kelly
01:23:37
Dog crates are good for dogs who are introduced to them the right way and can tolerate them. Some dogs with true separation anxiety cannot be crated. The confinement causes a higher level of stress and in the process of trying to get out of the crate, they can injure themselves.
Sonca Hoang
01:23:39
@Dianne I think it depends on the dog. My lab used to be crated and was perfectly fine, but as he gets older and more confident he does better uncrated.
Kathryn Ray
01:23:40
Absolutely - my girl has been behind my office chair during the past two years.
Andrew Woerner
01:23:47
Sometimes my dog can do up to 40 minutes of being alone and okay and sometimes he's really restless and can only do up to 5 minutes. How should I adjust my training times based off of this?
Shu Hui Chen
01:24:21
Are there puzzle toys that are more study? My dogs have destroyed toys in the past.
Helena Ellis
01:24:33
some of these tips are difficult if one has multiple dogs. For example, leaving a loaded kong
Tonja Nansel
01:25:50
I have multiple dogs and crate or separate them if I leave them with a loaded kong or bully stick. You can freeze the loaded kong to make it last longer.
Neriah Alvinez
01:26:12
I think my dog has true separation anxiety and leaving him in the crate alone does not work because he will scratch nonstop at the door but also if he sees me leave through the front door he will body slam the door to try and get out, I’m afraid he will hurt himself. The only thing that works for me is sneaking out 😅
Dianna Kelly
01:26:17
Helena - can you create "zones" in your house with gates or xpens so your dogs have their own space to enjoy the treats? Or crates?
Beverly Jordan
01:26:33
some dogs eat better than some people😋
U T
01:26:49
From Dr. Connolly: @ Dianne Lee Yes, in general dog crates create a safe and cozy space for dogs to relax in and to keep them safe from mischief when they are unsupervised. It is important to gradually get your pup used to being in a crate.
Scherri Jacobsen
01:27:18
My dog finds safety and security in his crate.
Dianne Lee
01:27:44
👍
Tonja Nansel
01:27:55
I started crate practice with literally 15 seconds at a time, then 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, etc. With a dog with separation anxiety, you have to take it very slowly and gradually.
Shu Hui Chen
01:27:56
We always have crates available even before the pandemic. They love their “caves” :-)
Kim Black
01:28:16
My Lab loves that toy!
Michael Klein
01:28:20
I’ve always used frozen green beans. no calories and great filler between meals
Liz Conner
01:28:22
Can I give the kong treat in crate when I leave in the morning
Kim Downey
01:28:28
Are Alvin's video's on youtube?
Isaac Reyes
01:28:30
Will the recording including Q&A be shared? Sadly have to head to another meeting
Meghan Connolly
01:28:35
@ Dianne Lee Yes, in general dog crates create a safe and cozy space for dogs to relax in and to keep them safe from mischief when they are unsupervised. It is important to gradually get your pup used to being in a crate.
Yevgeniya Lukyanenko
01:28:37
what is the name of this toy?
Marisa Cole
01:28:48
Can you recommend any puzzle toys for dogs who are not food motivated?
Neriah Alvinez
01:28:52
My dog loves his crate and goes in there to chew toys and to sleep even with the door open but if I leave it’s like hell to him
Naomi Freeman
01:28:53
I need to jump to another meeting. Thank you!!
Kimberly Gruber
01:28:54
Try carrots....my dog loves carrots.
U T
01:28:57
Yes Issac, the recording will be made available.
Neriah Alvinez
01:28:58
I like lick mats
Christina Martin
01:29:03
Great presentation - thank you to the presenters and all involved in planning this event!
Neriah Alvinez
01:29:05
I freeze baby food on them
U T
01:29:11
Than you Naomi!
Phil McNeal
01:29:11
Thank you Alvin! Great information!
Meghan Connolly
01:29:14
For some dogs that do not do well with crates (barrier frustration/crate anxiety) using exercise pens and/or baby gates to keep them in a larger, but dog safe zone can be helpful.
niki brown
01:29:18
my dog loves this toy. It can be machine washed too
Shu Hui Chen
01:29:22
I used to hide treats in the house for the dogs
Scherri Jacobsen
01:29:35
This presentation has been extremely helpful.
Laurie Cynkin
01:29:36
Kong is the name of the red feeder toy.
Natalie Kimmel
01:29:36
@yevgeniya this is a Kong Wobbler toy
Nancy Emenaker
01:29:37
Great presentation! Thank you.
Rose Cummings
01:29:41
We have five dogs and three cats. This has been really helpful to learn more.
Heather Bridge
01:29:43
I have another meeting, thank you so much, very helpful!
Dayana Joya
01:29:45
Thank you so much for everything. I have another meeting :-(
Melissa Kitner Triolo
01:29:50
mine loves the Kong also. unfortunately, she typically pushes it under the furniture and she is big so cannot always get under the furniture . In like the idea of the fake green gress
Jessica Freilino
01:29:54
This has been great!!I have another meeting but hoping the comments will be shared as well- people's suggestions are very helpful.
Christa Reynolds
01:30:03
what is the name of the toy that looks like grass?
Meghan Connolly
01:30:09
Using scents can be very stimulating for dogs. You can put a few favorite toys inside a bag/container with leaves from outside so they absorb the smell, or items from the beach for something different.
U T
01:30:15
Thank you for those that have to leave. The recording will be made available.
Jeanette Smith
01:30:18
@Christa it's a snuffle mat
Christa Reynolds
01:30:29
@Jeanette, thank you!
Tonja Nansel
01:30:33
I make high-quality snufflemats (kind of like the green thing he's showing) in exchange for a donation to the rescue group I volunteer with - all proceeds go to the rescue group, if anyone is interested.
Kathryn Ray
01:31:10
You can wash the toy at top on the top shelf of your dishwasher.
Meghan Connolly
01:31:21
@Liz Conner Yes, for most dogs you can leave the kong in the crate when the pup is unsupervised. Make sure to have the appropriate strength/size kong for your pup. Their website has info on choosing the right one for your dog.
Sonca Hoang
01:31:42
A tired pup is a happy pup!
Meghan Connolly
01:31:47
@Christa Reynolds a Snuffle mat -- there are so many options online! and you can DIY
Christa Reynolds
01:32:07
Thanks, @Meghan!
U T
01:32:09
Liz, please see Dr. Connolly’s response on leaving the food puzzle toy for your dog in the crate.
Kathryn Ray
01:32:16
When older dog gets made when I'm gone she pee pees on my space carpet
Megan Columbus
01:33:03
My dog loves to play hide and seek with my kids and myself.
Beverly Jordan
01:33:12
JAX is very well trained!
Dianne Lee
01:33:12
love the idea of excerises at home, didn't think of that
Meghan Connolly
01:33:15
A helpful book if your dog has separation anxiety is "I'll be Home Soon " by McConnell. It is a quick easy read.
Yevgeniya Lukyanenko
01:33:15
Great! Thank you!
Lisa Witzler
01:33:17
what are some good activities for older dogs?
Christine Beachley
01:33:39
I love the enthusiasm Jax has when given the down command :)
Meghan Connolly
01:33:53
Allowing your dog to sniff on walks can be one of the most exhausting exercises for your dogs. Take time to stop and smell the flowers!
Vicky Schneider
01:33:57
I love the stairs play time! I must incorporate that!
Diane Koch
01:34:11
Can a 9-year old chihuahua be trained? He's had a couple homes and apparently started life in a puppy mill.
Meghan Connolly
01:34:15
For dogs on exercise restriction, older, or rainy days you can teach your dog new tricks!
Vicky Schneider
01:34:15
Will the Q &A be captured somewhere for us to review later?
Sara Wilson
01:34:28
In the winter I like to take my dog to pet-friendly stores and walk walk walk. Home Depot, Lowes are good for that. He loves the outing and gets tired.
Kathryn Ray
01:34:29
Can we get the slides?
Tonja Nansel
01:34:33
Your Dog's Friend is wonderful!!!
Beverly Jordan
01:34:36
awesome presentation !! Thanks Sgt Maker!
Sameer Antani
01:34:47
Can you please put up the last slide?
Megan Columbus
01:34:50
super helfpul
Dianne Lee
01:34:50
there's a little icon you can save the chat
Beverly Jordan
01:34:50
thanks Udana and Dr. COnnolly
Angela Wish
01:34:51
Thank you!
Sara Wilson
01:34:52
Great presentation!
Lisa Witzler
01:34:53
This has been great!! Thank you!
Meghan Connolly
01:34:54
https://yourdogsfriend.org/ is a great website
Wendy Schneider-Levinson
01:34:54
Thank you SO MUCH!
Wenyan Han
01:35:01
Awesome presentation! Thank you!
Sharon Clark
01:35:04
Thank you so much for this presentation. Very helpful.
Kimberly Gruber
01:35:09
Thank you Sgt. Maker this was a great presentation.
Pamela Garten
01:35:31
Will this session be recorded to listen again? Will slides be available?
Meghan Connolly
01:35:34
To find positive reinforcement trainers and behavior veterinarians near you check out https://yourdogsfriend.org/we-recommend/positive-trainers/
Kim Volkert
01:35:53
Thank you for a great presentation. Very informative
Beverly Jordan
01:36:13
Sgt Maker: Many thanks for taking time out of your busy and important work schedule to present to the NIH community
Vicky Schneider
01:36:33
This was great. Thank you.
Meghan Connolly
01:36:35
Your Dog's Friend website has free webinars, an extensive video library on various topics including Separation Anxiety
Judy McDonald
01:36:37
thank you
Atondra C
01:36:49
I had another meeting and was late - where can I get a recording of this presentation to replay.
Meghan Connolly
01:36:52
More information on training for SA can be found here as well: https://www.reconcile.com/
Michael Klein
01:36:54
music or tv in background
Beverly Jordan
01:37:08
please send us any ideas for upcoming employee wellness webinars
DAWN LEA
01:37:46
Awesome question.
Kathryn Ray
01:38:00
One dog loves dog TV
Mike Kerich
01:38:01
How to deal with my dog barking at strangers who come to the door like a mailman? He also tries to attack mail that comes thru the mail slot.
Jennifer Baumgartner
01:38:08
When I leave, unfortunately (and its heartbreaking for me!) my 4 year old pitmix sits on the couch, does not move much, and is quite honestly miserable. Any tips on this? Its separation anxiety, but also seems depressive.
Rose Cummings
01:38:09
Any ideas for leaving multiple dogs home?
Kimberly Gruber
01:38:21
Can you provide names of a certified mobile pet groomer
Meghan Connolly
01:38:52
Here is a helpful list of things to check out for walkers/sitters: https://yourdogsfriend.org/we-recommend/dog-walkers-pet-sitters/
Beverly Jordan
01:38:55
a friend's big dog pulls her when she walks him and this has caused her some physical issues. anything she can do
Atondra C
01:39:08
Thank you!
Shu Hui Chen
01:39:27
Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville also has great resources. they have a website, too
Kathryn Ray
01:39:37
Hemp tablets WORKS
Melissa Kitner Triolo
01:39:43
thank you for all of the information.
Lisa Garland
01:39:44
When I have 1 or 2 friends come over and these are the same people everytime, my dog is scared and runs behind the couch. How do I get her to not be so scared? These are dog people too!
Pamela Garten
01:39:58
This presentation is so amazing. Thanks soooo much.
Maria Collins
01:40:36
Beverly - training recommended for loose leash walking …. harness and use clip on front and back for most control. should be guiding, not punitive
Tracey Ferrara
01:40:38
Any tips for puppies who would need to be in their crate a good portion of the workday? We don’t trust her not to eat/destroy the whole house if given free run of the house just yet.
Dianne Lee
01:41:15
it makes them lethargic we tried it during travel when we had to leave our dog in the hotel room. discontinued upon return.
Meghan Connolly
01:41:38
@Beverly Jordan I would highly recommend having your friend reach out to a trainer for some assistance with one on one training.
Dianne Lee
01:41:42
if you try it, they usu don't like the taste. You can coat w p butter
Meghan Connolly
01:42:19
OTC supplements/products: DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) plug in or collar, Solliquin, Calming Care Probiotic, Zylkene
Beverly Jordan
01:42:26
thanks @Maria!!
DAWN LEA
01:42:35
I quite using the Kong when I learned of a dog getting it's tongue stuck in the Kong.
Christine Beachley
01:42:40
This was a great presentation, Sgt. Maker. Thanks for the very useful information and for sharing Jax with us.
Kathryn Ray
01:42:48
My dogs love it when their Bark Box comes once a month, they know it is Bark Box. Also, choke hazard toys should be thought of has choking hazards with children.
Jennifer Baumgartner
01:42:52
+100 about the squeaky top point. my dog consumed one and it almost killed him. He required surgery as it lodged into his intestines
Molly Buehn
01:43:04
Haha - my dog just jumped up to find the squeeky toy she just heard on the Zoom!
Beverly Jordan
01:43:06
thanks Dr. Connolly!
Tatiana Feuerborn
01:43:17
How do you stop a dog from barking when you leave home, even for brief intervals (ie. Taking the trash out)?
Maria Collins
01:43:23
NIH needs doggie daycare center in addition to child daycare
Audrey Weinberg
01:43:57
Is it wise to use a food dispenser if your dog needs a slow feeder bowl because your dog eats too fast?
Felecia Taylor
01:44:12
What if your puppy keep using the bathroom when your back is turned. And when you come back he runs and hide. What should I do?
Shanai Griffin
01:44:13
how do we receive paperwork for a service animal
DAWN LEA
01:44:15
Thank you all very much for this presentation.
Kathryn Ray
01:44:35
Absolutely - dog daycare at work.
Shanai Griffin
01:44:55
Thank you!
Beverly Jordan
01:45:03
some have a miniature horse as a dog😊
Meghan Connolly
01:45:10
https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html#:~:text=Under%20the%20ADA%2C%20a%20service,related%20to%20the%20person's%20disability.
Meghan Connolly
01:45:23
Definition of a service animal?
Meghan Connolly
01:45:24
Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.
Dianne Lee
01:45:47
👏
Scherri Jacobsen
01:45:48
This was a very helpful presentation for us dog lovers.
Maria Collins
01:45:48
thank you
Kathryn Ray
01:45:53
If your dog eats to fast, get a slow feeder, where it is challenging to get the food. Makes them east slower.
Marisa Cole
01:45:56
Thank you all very much! I really appreciated this information!
yolanda vallejo
01:45:57
Thank You!!
Beverly Jordan
01:46:02
👏
Lisa DeRoo
01:46:03
Thank you! this was fabulous
Lisa Mascone
01:46:05
great webinar!
Sonca Hoang
01:46:05
👏
Christa Reynolds
01:46:06
thank you!
Jennifer Pakiam
01:46:07
This really has been a great webinar. Thank you for doing this & for your time & expertise!
Felecia Taylor
01:46:08
Thank you very much for the information.
Alicia Caffi
01:46:08
Thank you!
Michael Klein
01:46:08
thank you!!!
Shu Hui Chen
01:46:09
Thank you so much!
Eileen Downey
01:46:10
Thank you!
Gina Elmore
01:46:11
thank you very much
Stacey Hawkins
01:46:11
Thank you! Excellent presentation.
Tammy Dean-Maxwell
01:46:12
Thank you.
Audrey Weinberg
01:46:13
This was great. Thank you so much.
Karen Neilson
01:46:14
Thank you
Christy Watkins
01:46:14
👏
Ashley Mason
01:46:15
Thank you🐶
Teraya Donaldson
01:46:15
thank you!
Lisa Naples
01:46:17
Thank you
Shanai Griffin
01:46:17
Do you have resources for training a service animal?
Jeanette Smith
01:46:19
Thank you!
Jennifer Connor
01:46:22
thanks this was very helpful
Atondra C
01:46:24
im definitely going to watch the replay and work on my Jax's anxiety
Shanai Griffin
01:46:28
This was extremely helpful!
Amy Kuhlmann
01:46:29
Thank you so much!
Meghan Gunsallus
01:46:31
Thank you this was wonderful
Wanda Planas
01:46:32
Thank you!
Annette Singletary
01:46:46
Thank you!
Amy Matush
01:46:47
Thank you!
Kathryn Ray
01:46:53
Thank you so much.
Megan Columbus
01:46:55
I appreciate this!
Maria Fe Lanfranco Gallofre
01:46:55
thank you!
Liz Conner
01:46:58
Thank you