Yes it can,
and I can help!
Can dog separation anxiety be cured?
I take clients from anywhere in the USA. All consultations and coaching are done by Zoom.
Your dog barks and howls when left alone, and panics when you leave.
Your dog is suddenly destructive when left alone and maybe even eliminates on your floor,
despite being housetrained.
Neighbors are complaining about the non-stop barking when you're gone.
There's a mess to clean-up when you come home and you're worried about your dog.
The description of these events are classic separation anxiety symptoms, and something my clients report as being problematic in their dog!
You feel like you have tried EVERYTHING and nothing seems to work.
You have tried giving food stuffed chews, using anxiety wraps, and following advice on the internet such as... "Just let him bark it out."
You are frustrated with what separation anxiety is doing to your dog's behavior. You're frustrated that can't lead a normal life and you don't know what to do.
The reason these efforts haven't worked is not because your dog is a bad dog, or that you are a bad owner.
It's because your dog is suffering from a panic disorder. Dogs do have phobias, and separation anxiety is truly a phobia of being home alone. Some of the advice found on the internet can actually make separation anxiety worse!
As a panic disorder by definition,
dog separation anxiety is a serious problem,
but can be resolved with the proper treatment!
My separation anxiety dog training support will help your dog feel content when left alone, while giving you freedom to leave them behind. Together we can cure your dog's separation anxiety!
"I've had him 2.5 years and not been able to leave him alone for any significant periods of time (that would allow me to do something productive!) without howling, barking or soiling ever!!"
"Desperate to get my life back and be able to see friends without having to get a babysitter!"
"My girl literally could NOT be without people. Didn't matter who it was, she just couldn't be alone (even with another dog present). I was at my wits end after multiple classes, training sessions, and very unhappy neighbors."
If these quotes sound like something you could say, your dog most likely is suffering from separation distress. You may be trying to find out how to deal with dogs with separation anxiety.
What are signs of dog separation anxiety?
Dogs with separation anxiety symptoms may include:
Dog barks constantly when left alone
Whining, and howls when alone
Urination and/or defecation when you're gone if otherwise house trained
Constant Pacing / unable to settle down
Destructive behaviors such as chewing, digging and scratching
Attempts at escape of your home
Why I do what I do
I love dogs
but it’s not as simple as that...
I’m excited to learn about dog behavior and training. If there’s a dog training webinar, seminar or conference I’m there! There’s always something new to learn and I want to know it all!
But that’s not enough…
I see families struggling to get their dogs to become the dogs they deserve. I want to help dogs with separation anxiety symptoms, and I know as a separation anxiety specialist with my experience, skills and knowledge I can help make that happen.
That’s why I do this work!
Dog trainer in Wisconsin
As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed
(CPDT-KA), I have worked with countless dogs and their owners over the last 20 years helping them with manners training, as well as counseling on behavior concerns. After working with me, my clients and their dogs are able to enjoy their relationship, and my clients have tools they can use to problem solve future dog related issues.
My certification as a Separation Anxiety Professional (SA Pro) gives me the expertise to help clients whose dogs are suffering during owner absences.
As a dog separation anxiety expert I am able to work with clients that are desperate to get their lives back and need help with anxiety in dogs that cannot be left alone.
If you want to find out how to stop your dog howling when left alone, and need help because your dog is destructive and you can't handle coming home yet another mess, I would love to work with you!
Dog Training to Help with Separation Anxiety
Technology has made huge changes to how dog trainers and owners cure separation anxiety. My separation anxiety dog training packages are all held remotely through Zoom, which means I can work with clients anywhere in the USA! Although I am located in Wisconsin, I have had clients as far away as
New York and Nevada.
Remote separation anxiety dog training is the most effective way to connect with clients who have dogs suffering from anxiety when alone, since I need to evaluate how the dog does when no-one is there. With online dog training. separation anxiety can be treated through the use of cameras. I can clearly watch the dog’s behavior after the owner walks out the door and determine the best course of action.
I can help you learn how to treat dog separation anxiety; solutions are available for you and your dog!
If you aren’t tech savvy don’t worry. I can walk you through the process and help you set-up what you’ll need.
Separation Anxiety Dog Training Process
How to deal with dogs with separation anxiety symptoms
The training process involves a scientifically based method of desensitization dog training. But don’t worry that it will be difficult to do, and I will help you!
With this method we will start at the time length of time that your dog is capable of being calm when you are gone. We will gradually build up the amount of time you’re gone in such small increments that your dog never feels anxious or stressed.
It is important to prevent your dog from feeling anxious during your absence when we are going through the training program. It is strongly advised that you find ways to prevent your dog being alone during the training program. While I realize that this creates a tremendous number of difficulties for most people, I can help you come up with some ideas to make this a reality.
You can't leave your dog home alone?
If you feel that setting up a routine so that your dog has someone there 24/7 will be impossible, I will be happy to work with you. Please be aware that this will impact your dog’s success rate and the separation anxiety dog training plan will not be as effective.
15 minute free consultation
Do you have questions about how to deal with dogs with separation anxiety?
You’re not sure if this training will work for your situation?
Sign up for a FREE 15 minute Zoom consultation and I will be able to give you additional information about the program to help you make the decision about if this is right for you!
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