Separation Anxiety can be incredibly challenging for the dog owners. Sometimes it can be hopeless, frustrated and lost. It doesn’t have to be like that. There are tools ready to use to make it better for everyone. The biggest challenge is the Patience.
Dogs always communicate with us by behaviour and we just need to understand and help them to make it better.
The SA is easy to misunderstand when the home is the damage. We think -naught, urinary that the dog is bad, or barking -“ohhh he/she will be fine”.
Dogs are not naught, bad or they will be fine, they just letting you know “ I am not ok on my own”
There is a fear of being left alone or anxious as my favourite owner left.
In some cases, where dog has not enough brain stimulation, exercise, can damage home because they are bored and full of energy. It doesn’t mean they can’t stay alone. The management steps are different.
During the Separation Anxiety Training there are a few scenarios we need to take on board. We need to remember that each dog is unique and can learn differently. The most important is to be patient and full of understanding for your dog.
We teach a dog that being alone is cool, safe and amazing. We use desensitization (decrease the fear intensity to accepted level for dog) and counter-conditioning (which helps to re-teach the dog to feel pleasure towards fear) methods.
I offer the intensive 4 weeks inc: