Dog Separation Anxiety Training Programs

Does my dog have separation anxiety?

Is your dog showing signs of destruction or distress when left alone? Does your dog become anxious or upset when you're preparing to leave? These may be signs that your dog has developed Separation Anxiety.

Common Symptoms

Here are some common symptoms of separation anxiety in dogs.

  • Urination and/or defecation when home alone
  • Attempting to escape from area where your dog is left when alone
  • Persistent barking or howling when alone
  • Chewing, digging and destroying items when home alone
  • Consistent pacing when left alone
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Why do dogs develop separation anxiety?

There are no conclusive studies that show why a dog develops separation anxiety but here are some of the situations that are thought to be associated with development of separation anxiety in dogs.

Change in Schedule - for example, a dog who was always home with an owner during the pandemic who now is alone since the owner has returned to the office.

Change in Family or Guardian - such as, an owner passing away or a dog being given to a shelter and adapted by a new family.

Change in Residence - a dog moving to a new home where everything they were familiar with has changed around them.

The certified separation anxiety trainers at Dogs Life Unlimited are here to help put an end to the stress and suffering of separation anxiety for both you and your dog.

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Our separation anxiety dog training program starts with an initial assessment and consultation. From there, if you and your dog are a good fit for the program we will require a minimum 1 month commitment. Most separation anxiety issues need more than 1 month to resolve. Towards the end of the 1 month program, we will re-assess where your dog is at and add additional packages where necessary.

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step 1 assessment

The Initial Assessment consists of:

Discussion of your dog's history, the issues you're having and any challenges you've had.

A live assessment to determine your dog's current thresholds and starting point.

Confirmation your dog is suffering from separation anxiety and is a good candidate for this program.

Time to discuss the program in depth and answer any and all questions you have.

This assessment takes place virtually via Zoom and typically lasts about 60 minutes.

Initial Assessment & Consultation Fee $150*

* If your dog has already been diagnosed with separation anxiety and you want to jump right into a training package, we'll add a complimentary initial assessment into the package for free.

step 2 training program

Our Separation Anxiety Training Program consists of:

Initial Assessment and Consultation required prior to start of training program.

Access to SA Pro Training App with step by step directions on your daily training plans, progress tracking and feedback on your sessions.

Daily customized training plans (five per week) to follow Monday through Friday.

First training plan done together virtually via Zoom meeting to help set you up on the right path for success.

Once a week virtual check-in meeting via Zoom (45-60 minutes) to re-assess progress, fine-tune your training program, review any captured videos and answer any questions you have.

Daily support (M-F during business hours) via e-mail, text or WhatsApp messaging.

1 Month Separation Anxiety Package $750

OR

2 Months Separation Anxiety Package $1,200

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continuing training and support options

As we near the end of your initial training program, we'll re-assess where your dog is at with the program and we can determine if we need to continue with an additional 1 month package or if you are ready to go at it alone. 

4 Week Continuing Intensive Package consists of:

Available after completing of initial 1 or 2 Month Training Program.

Access to SA Pro Training App with step by step directions on your daily training plans, progress tracking and feedback on your sessions.

Daily customized training plans (five per week) to follow Monday through Friday.

Once a week (4 total) virtual meeting via Zoom (45-60 minutes) to re-assess progress, fine-tune your training program, review any captured videos and answer any questions you have.

Daily support (M-F during business hours) via e-mail, text or WhatsApp messaging.

1 Month Continuing Intensive Package $600

4 Week Continuing Light Package consists of:

Available after completing of initial 1 or 2 Month Training Program.

Access to SA Pro Training App with step by step directions on your daily training plans, progress tracking and feedback on your sessions.

Daily customized training plans (five per week) to follow Monday through Friday.

Every other week (2 total) virtual meetings via Zoom (45-60 minutes) to re-assess progress, fine-tune your training program, review any captured videos and answer any questions you have.

Daily support (M-F during business hours) via e-mail, text or WhatsApp messaging.

1 Month Continuing Light Package $450

None of these packages work for you? Reach out and we can discuss options.

Looking for more information regarding your dog's separation anxiety? Please visit our Separation Anxiety focused website.