When Fido Gets Phobic

With everything from drugs to day care, neurotic pooches can now get in touch with their inner dog

Four-year-old Harry (not his real name) grew up with all the privileges one might expect from doting, dual-income parents in Los Angeles: great toys, a spacious apartment, lots of attention. But at a very early age he suffered from separation anxiety. When he was particularly distressed, often about loud noises, he would run around, hide in closets and sometimes even jump out the window of the family's ground-floor apartment. His loved ones knew Harry needed therapy and consulted several experts before finally finding one they liked. Now, after a steady regimen of behavior modification and drug therapy, Harry no longer alarms...

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