Separation Anxiety Training
Relief for dogs with isolation distress and separation anxiety. Remote training available to locations all over the world.
Casey McGee, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, studied with Malena DeMartini and is a graduate of her intensive training program—the only one of its kind to certify dog trainers to work with separation anxiety and isolation distress. Malena is the author of Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs and a widely-recognized authority in effective treatment protocols for the anxiety disorder that are based in scientific principles of behavior modification.
The treatment protocol is very like the approach you’d take with a child who’s afraid of water. It involves careful, gradual work in the shallow end with lots and lots of confidence-building activities. When the child’s always successful, and she's never asked to do more than she's ready for, she can gradually take more and more risks.
For a dog that's used to panicking when she's left alone, getting used to relaxing instead can take time and repetition, like all behavior change. But what starts out as almost-imperceptible progress builds quickly and exponentially into real, meaningful, blissful alone time that changes the lives of dogs and their owners.
We work with dogs all over the world thanks to today's modern technology. In fact, remote training is ideally suited to separation anxiety. All you need is a computer with a webcam, and we'll talk you through the rest.
Get in touch with us to discuss treatment plans. The sooner you get started, the sooner everybody can start to relax!