Separation Anxiety Training
Private In-Person and Remote
Separation Anxiety Training for you and your Dog
WHAT IS SEPARATION ANXIETY?
Separation anxiety is an excessive fear or worry about being apart from an attachment figure.
WHAT IS THE PREVALENCE OF SEPARATION ANXIETY?
Separation Anxiety is a very common behavioral concern in dogs. Studies vary, but indicate that up to 20% of all dogs have separation anxiety on some level and account for up to 40% of dogs referred to trainers or behaviorists.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY?
Separation anxiety can manifest itself in many ways. Symptoms of separation anxiety can be but is not limited to inappropriate elimination, destroying things within the household, barking, whining, panting and not being able to settle when the attachment figure is not present. Some dogs are attached to a particular person and some dogs just need someone or another animal or person present. Not only can it be extremely stressful for the dog, but also for the pet parents.
I SUSPECT MY DOG HAS SEPARATION ANXIETY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
We highly recommend that all pet parents video their dog when left alone to see what the dog does in your absence. If you do not have a dedicated video camera, use your smart phone, tablet, or laptop to video your dog. The video will confirm if your dog is anxious when left alone and we can also see what your dog’s baseline behaviors are. Email us to send you a link to our Dropbox to send us a video.
If you have confirmed that your dog is anxious when alone, treatment will be the next step. The good news is that separation anxiety can be treated. The anxiety will not go away over time on its own. We recommend that you not to leave your dog alone during the treatment phase. Be creative about how you can do this such as daycare, bringing your dog to work with you or having your dog stay with friends and family are possible options. We will work closely with you on this journey.
PRIVATE-IN PERSON TRAINING
For certified, in-person training, where we come to you, if you are in the Northern Colorado area, see our Private, Personalized Training information to learn more. We can focus on Separation Anxiety, as well as any other behaviors you wish to include. We highly recommend that you journal daily so you can see your progress and it will help us determine how to proceed at our next session.
Canine Companion Consulting provides remote training for dogs that have Separation Anxiety and Distress. Separation anxiety can easily be done remotely. You will have the support of a certified trainer in the comfort of your home at your convenience. We use simple technology to bring the training to your home. We will coach and observe you training your dog. With each session, we will provide you with an assessment and the treatment protocols taught to you, added to your personalized written report. We are also available in between scheduled appointments to answer your questions and to be a resource and support to you.
Register here to sign up for a Remote Training package. All training sessions must be completed within one year of purchase.
Remote Training Initial Consultation is $85.00
Six hours of remote training is $450.00