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SEPARATIOn  ANXIETY  

TREATMENT FOR SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS

 
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WHAT CAUSES SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS?

Separation Anxiety can be triggered by scary experiences or major life changes including moving, neighborhood construction or exposure to excessive noise like fireworks. Many dogs experience Separation Anxiety after spending time in a shelter; they may panic when their new family leaves them due to the recent trauma of being abandoned. There is also a genetic component to some Separation Anxiety cases.

WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATION ANXIETY?

Separation Anxiety looks different for every dog. Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • barking, howling, or whining throughout your absence (constantly or intermittently)
  • urinating or defecating while you are away
  • causing destruction to property, including doors and walls
  • self-harming
  • constant pacing or circling
  • excessive panting or drooling
  • refusal to eat or drink water

WHY DOESN’T MY DOG UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL RETURN?

Separation Anxiety is not logical. Fear and anxiety prevent the mind from working normally. Your dog is incapable of understanding that your absence is temporary because of their panic.

Teddy responded extremely well to the program. We are comfortable with him being home alone for hours at a time now, which was not possible before.
— Ben and Alexa D. and Teddy
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HOW LONG WILL SEPARATION ANXIETY TRAINING TAKE?

Every dog is different and starts at a different point. Some dogs can be left alone comfortably for 10 minutes when beginning the training; others may not be able to be alone while their guardian is a different room. This is a messy, emotional disorder and we cannot determine in advance how long it will take for a dog to be able to be left alone for several hours. 

WILL YOUR SEPARATION ANXIETY PROGRAM WORK FOR MY DOG?

Separation Anxiety is treatable using a process of gradual desensitization. This type of training has proven successful in hundreds of cases. Studies show it is the most effective methodology for treating the root cause of Separation Anxiety. There are no guarantees in any dog training (beware of anyone who tells you otherwise!) but our methodology gives our clients an excellent chance of overcoming this disorder.

WHY CHOOSE THIS METHOD OF SEPARATION ANXIETY TRAINING?

Our Separation Anxiety training completely changes your dog's response to being alone rather than targeting only the symptoms, such as barking or elimination. Dogs that have completed our program no longer panic when being left alone. No panic means your dog's life, and yours, will be much more comfortable and relaxed!

Finally, some help for my awesome dog, Brady Blue. I know so much more now about Separation Anxiety and how to help. [Working with] email, Google sheets and Zoom worked extremely well. Great communication!
— Barbara D. and Brady Blue

 

OUR SEPARATION ANXIETY DOG TRAINING PLAN

DAILY COACH

To be successful in overcoming your dog’s Separation Anxiety, you will need to commit to working with them 30 minutes per day, five days per week. You choose the training times that fit best with your schedule.

We provide you with:

– customized, daily step-by-step mission plans that show you exactly what to do

– an initial assessment and weekly online sessions to assess your dog’s progress

– advice, answers and motivation five days each week

$210/WEEK (4-WEEK MINIMUM)

 

WEEKLY TRAINER

To be successful in overcoming your dog’s Separation Anxiety, you will need to commit to working with them 30 minutes per day, five days per week. You choose the training times that fit best with your schedule.

We provide you with:

– an initial assessment and weekly online sessions to assess your dog’s progress

- detailed handbook for setting training criteria and overcoming problems

– regular advice, answers and motivation 

$150/WEEK (4-WEEK MINIMUM)

TRAINING SEPARATION ANXIETY IN THE SF BAY AREA

AND AROUND THE WORLD

We are able to provide the same level of support and training to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area just as easily as we are able to work with clients around the U.S., Canada and the Globe. All you need is an internet connection and the desire to help your dog overcome their Separation Anxiety.

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We wholeheartedly recommend Shoshi to any dog owner struggling with separation anxiety or isolation distress. The price is great for the amount of time Shoshi spends developing a daily plan, making weekly calls, and generally being there for your questions. She is an amazing, compassionate, and committed trainer!
— Alison K. and Andy Warhowl
 

TO GET STARTED EMAIL MODERNHOUND@GMAIL.COM OR FILL OUT OUR CONTACT FORM 

WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO SCHEDULE A FREE 30-MIN INITIAL PHONE CALL.

The phone call is followed by an Initial Assessment of your dog’s case and a customized training plan to coach you through the process of overcoming your dog’s Separation Anxiety.

Please note that there is a four-week minimum commitment to participate in our Separation Anxiety Program.