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Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic

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55 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: 510-797-2323
Fax: 510-792-6890

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:30pm
SundayClosedClosed
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A well trained dog is the least likely dog to be surrendered. In addition to obedience training, your dog should be taught how to cope with being left alone. For some dogs, this is very simple, but for others separation anxiety is a very difficult struggle. Here are some tips for teaching your dog these coping mechanisms:

  • imagePup.jpgResist reprimand. When you return home to find your couch chewed on or plants tipped over, resist the urge to scold your dog. They will not understand why they are being punished unless they are caught in the act. They will probably be so happy to see you they will have forgotten what they were doing before you walked through the door.
  • Ignore excited behaviors. When your dog is jumping on you or running through the house, ignore them and do not make eye contact. Once they are calm, reward them with calm petting and calm attention.
  • No big hoopla when you are coming or going. Making a big fuss over hellos or good-byes creates a big scene, simply leave without acknowledging them. If your dog becomes anxious as you are beginning to leave, desensitize them to these cues. Prepare to leave, and then don’t. You can repeat this after they have calmed down. You can also give them a toy or a treat to distract them while you are preparing to leave. When you return, ignore them for awhile if they are not calm. If they are calm, give them a brief, calm greeting.
  • Develop independence. Give them a location (i.e. bed or kennel) that is all theirs. By nature dogs have a den, which is a safe environment to them. You can start by creating a den in close proximity to you, but over time you can increase this distance. Eventually, you will be able to be in separate rooms and your dog will feel confident.

If you have any questions about tips for separation anxiety or any type of training, please feel free to contact us (510) 797-2323. If we are unable to answer your questions, we will be able to refer you to a trainer or behavioral consultant.

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Testimonial

Fabulous vets and staff. Drive out of my way to get to office because they treat my many pets so well. Wouldn't want to trust my fur babies to anybody else.

- Jackie A. / Fremont, CA

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:30pm
SundayClosedClosed

For after hour emergencies, we recommend Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Fremont. Call them at (510) 657-6620, or visit them online at OhloneVetEmergencyClinic.com

Meet The Veterinarian

Meet The Team "I attended veterinary school at Michigan State University, graduated in 1978, and moved immediately to California with my husband. I have been in practice in Alameda County since then, and have been here at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic since 1994. In my spare time, I have been president of the local county veterinary association, and also" Read More

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