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The World According to Cooper: Stressed Out

By Stacie Greene, PetSafe Supply Chain Specialist dog anxiety

Cooper loves coming to work, but has been facing some anxiety lately.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  Mine is going ok.  I’ve never really minded not having the gift of speech.  For the most part, I think it’s a gift not having to always worry about what to say.  Over the last few days, I’ve not felt this way.  Usually my mom can read me like a book.  She understands me in a way that is not usual for most humans.  I’ve thrown her a curve ball this week and she is baffled as to how to help me.

Earlier this week something spooked me outside at work, now I am absolutely terrified to go outside.  This poses a problem when you really have to go to the bathroom.  My mom has tried to comfort me and tell me that there is nothing to be afraid of, but I just know that there is.  I am so scared, I start trembling in the car on our way to work. 

This is a huge problem.  You all know how much I LOVE to come to work.  I’m fine inside the office and have no problems, but the outside is a whole different situation. I now feel the same way about everything outside as I do those Big Blue Monsters that show up at least once a week.

Oh, how I wish I could talk and tell mom what is wrong.  She just doesn’t understand and I can’t seem to make her understand why I am so afraid to go outside at work. I know she wishes I could tell her what is wrong as well.  I know how much it worries her when I am afraid of something. 

We are going to try and keep working through it because I do really, really LOVE to come to work.

Do you ever wish that you could talk to your human?

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Oh sure!  I know exactly where you’re coming from!  Have you tried wearing a Thundershirt for a little while when you go out?


That’s a great idea, Bunny! We’ll tell Coop’s mommy to consider that too! :) Thanks for sharing.

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