What is Separation Anxiety?

Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety are experiencing distress in the range from mild anxiety to sheer panic when left alone, sometimes even for just a few minutes.  It is a condition that not only causes stress to our dogs, but to us owners as well.  Despite the information that may be out there, this is not something that will go away on its own without training.  Signs of SA can be any of the following behaviours:

  • Excessive barking or howling

  • Accidents in the home

  • Destructive Behaviour

  • Self harm or injury

Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer

There is Help!

If your dog is suffering from separation anxiety and you are considering professional help, please fill out the questionnaire below.  Our methods focus on desensitization and are force-free and fear-free.  This program is also conducted remotely, so location is not a limiting factor.  Find out more about our methods here.  Once I receive the completed questionnaire we can review the details of the training program during a complimentary phone call.

How long does it take?

The short answer is it depends.  Every dog is different and has his/her own learning curve.  If two people decide to take up an new musical instrument, they would progress at different rates, neither of which are predictable.  What I can tell you is that the initial commitment is four weeks.  When anyone chooses to learn something new, dog or person, there is a period of foundation building.  When you get that new gym membership, or pick up that guitar for the first time, it takes some time before you start making gains.  You have to be patient with yourself while you get used to the new skills.  That patience needs to be extended to your dog as well.  Contact me for an introductory phone call for more information.