Living with a dog who has difficulties being left at home is really hard, for you and for your dog, but it doesn’t have to be that way!
You deserve to be able to leave your dog at home sometimes without feeling guilty or worrying about coming home to destroyed furniture, scratched doors and house-soiling messes.
Your dog deserves to relax, confident that they will be okay while you are gone and trust that you will return.
As a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer, I will help you get your life back because I want life with your dog to be more enjoyable for both of you.
It may seem that everyone has advice about how to solve your dog’s separation behaviors, and perhaps you’ve tried it all, to no avail. The training program I provide uses modern methods based on humane, science-based research and data. It will work for you and for your dog, when other methods have failed.
Imagine being able to:
Return to the workplace or work from home without your dog interrupting online meetings.
Have a social life again that doesn’t always include taking your dog along.
Save money not having to replace and repair your home and furnishings.
Stop getting complaints from your neighbors or landlord about your dog barking all day.
Rebuild a healthy relationship with your dog, who you’ve started to resent.
Hope for people and their dogs
How the Program Works
Initial Consultation (required) $120
We start with a 60-minute online video meeting to assess your dog’s separation anxiety and establish a training plan. We’ll discuss how the training program works and the guidance and expertise you can expect from me, along with what is expected from you to help make training successful. There will be time to answer all your questions too.
6-Week Training Program $700
We will meet online once each week (6 total), for up to 45 minutes, for a live training session that I will walk you through. We’ll reassess how your dog is doing and check in to see how you are doing with the training.
Each week, I will provide you with 5 simple training sessions (30 total) through the user-friendly Be Right Back app. You will complete the training sessions with your dog when it works best for you. I will review notes and provide feedback from your sessions. I can also watch portions of videos and provide feedback.
I’ll provide you with the support you and your dog need for successful departures and we will gradually build up to longer absences as your dog is able to remain safe and calm successfully.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we train online? What if I'm not very tech-savvy?
We meet and train online in order to observe your dog in their home setting while being alone. Technology set-up is easier than you might think and I can walk you through everything. You will need a device, such as a laptop or tablet, with a camera and a cell phone. A separate, dedicated camera is nice, but not always a necessity.
How long will training take before I can leave my dog for an extended amount of time?
Behavior change for separation anxiety typically takes longer than our 6-week intensive program and often takes months. After our initial program, we'll discuss your dog's progress and next steps for training, which could include continued intensive support, a lighter plan for support or you may feel ready to continue training on your own.
Can't I just put them in an indestructible crate and let them cry it out so they'll learn to that crying won't bring me back?
Separation anxiety is a phobia whereby your dog goes into a panic attack being left alone. Allowing them to cry it out is extremely stressful for them, will not cure separation anxiety or help your dog learn to feel safe and calm with your departures, which is our goal.