Roughly 17% of the 89.7 million dogs in the US alone suffer with some level of separation anxiety or isolation distress. We’re here to provide resources to help you be successful at overcoming the anxiety, fear, and panic that not only your dog experiences, but you likely do as well.
Dogs suffering from separation anxiety/isolation distress will display from mild anxiety to uncontrollable panic when left alone. It is a heart-rending canine condition that, unfortunately, does not resolve on its own without training.
Does your dog engage in destructive behavior when left alone?
When you leave the home, does your dog bark or howl excessively?
When you return home from an absence, do you find that your dog has had accidents in the house?
One of the most common complaints of pet parents is that their dogs are disruptive or destructive when left alone. Their dogs might urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig or try to escape. Although these problems often indicate that a dog needs to be taught polite house manners, they can also be symptoms of distress. When a dog’s problems are accompanied by other distress behaviors, such as drooling and showing anxiety when his pet parents prepare to leave the house, they aren’t evidence that the dog isn’t house trained or doesn’t know which toys are his to chew. Instead, they are indications that the dog has separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset because of separation from their guardians, the people they’re attached to. Escape attempts by dogs with separation anxiety are often extreme and can result in self-injury and household destruction, especially around exit points like windows and doors.
Some dogs suffering from separation anxiety become agitated when their guardians prepare to leave. Others seem anxious or depressed prior to their guardians’ departure or when their guardians aren’t present. Some try to prevent their guardians from leaving. Usually, right after a guardian leaves a dog with separation anxiety, the dog will begin barking and displaying other distress behaviors within a short time after being left alone—often within minutes. When the guardian returns home, the dog acts as though it’s been years since he’s seen his mom or dad!
Attend one 2 hour class – with or without your dog – your choice. We will cover the commands every dog needs at home as well as assessing your dog for separation anxiety/isolation distress. Owner will receive an initial customized training plan for the dog, 6 private half hour zoom calls (every 2 weeks) with follow up training plans to increase distance and duration.
The entire program will be presented and taught remotely. A one hour zoom call will be scheduled to cover the assessment of your dog and the commands every dog needs at home. Owner will receive an initial customized training plan for your dog and 6 half hour private session zoom calls (every 2 weeks) with follow up training plans to increase distance and duration.
In-home private session to access your dog for separation anxiety/isolation distress. Owner will receive an initial customized training plan for your dog and 6 half hour private session zoom calls (every 2 weeks) with follow up training plans to increase distance and duration.
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