We provide specialised training for canine separation anxiety - as long as you have an internet connection, we can help you, wherever you areYour dog isn't being spiteful about you leaving him alone. Your dog is TERRIFIED! You can relieve his suffering.
Separation anxiety is a traumatic and distressing condition. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that about 15% of the 72 million dogs in the US, suffer from some degree of separation anxiety.
Separation anxiety causes dogs to panic when they’re left alone. They may bark or howl for hours, creating friction with your neighbours. They may destroy furniture, chew through doors, or even hurt themselves trying to escape, creating stress and heartbreak for you as you watch your dog suffer.
Separation anxiety is treatable. As a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT), I have the specialised skills to help you work through your dog’s devastating condition. I’m part of a small army of Canine Separation Anxiety Specialists, trained by separation anxiety expert, Malena DeMartini, and together, we’ll do our best to get your dog through its separation anxiety.
It is odd to recall life before separation anxiety. The training programme was straightforward on paper, but consumed life so swiftly and in such unexpected ways, it felt like I was suddenly plunged into a different life. The first year was filled with a sense of entrapment in my own home, cancelled appointments, shirked obligations and perpetual juggling of dog-sitting schedules. Without exaggeration, the one thing that made it possible was the humbling extent of generosity, support and encouragement I received, for which I am truly thankful.
On occasion I was asked if all this was worth it, and it was a surprisingly easy answer when I imagined the life of a dog with separation anxiety: imagine your worst phobia, your absolute worst, one you would jump through a glass window or tear down a door to escape from, one that could make you scream for hours or throw up in fear, and then imagine facing it for ten hours daily. It is hard to compare any of my inconveniences to that. It has been a rough road, but I got a chance to return a fraction of the love and loyalty that Princess shows me all day, every single day.
As long as you have an internet connection, I can help you, wherever you may be in the world.
Let’s begin our journey together:
Understanding Separation Anxiety
Malena DeMartini: The Separation Anxiety Top 10 List
Malena DeMartini: Preventing Separation Anxiety
Casey McGee: Two Truths and a Lie
Lisa Manolius: Train Smarter, Train Better, Together with a Trainer
Shelly Keel: It Takes a Village
Tiffany Lovell: When it Comes to Crates, Think Outside the Box
Shoshi Parks: What’s the Difference Between Sneakers and High Heels? Ask Your Dog
Meghann Riepenhoff: Reasons to Celebrate: Oso’s Separation Anxiety Journey
Nee Kang: Learning to Conquer Fear. In The Pet Professional Guild’s “Barks from the Guild”, March 2017
Nee Kang (2017): Overcoming Canine Separation Anxiety – A Tale of Empathy, Commitment and Resilience. In Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group Blog
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