Best Dog Whisperer
Rendy Schuchat at Anything Is Pawzible
A behavioral specialist helping troubled pooches, including the pampered fur babies of celebrities and wealthy Gold Coasters, Schuchat uses positive reinforcement (treats, toys) to ease everything from separation anxiety to aggression. Her secret sauce includes extensive discussions with and involvement of the whole family. Cost: $125 for the first visit; discounts available for additional sessions, if necessary.
How to: Calm a dog during a thunderstorm
“Put him in a ThunderShirt ($39.95, thundershirt.com), a snug-fitting garment that can make him feel less anxious. If climbing into a bathtub or closet seems to help, let him do it. And if all else fails, talk to your vet about medication.” —Rendy Schuchat, owner of Anything is Pawzible