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Separation Anxiety Training Starter Pack

Finally, Separation Anxiety Dog Training that is Effective and Affordable

Oriana (Skype Client)

My dog had severe isolation anxiety. I had tried EVERYTHING before I contacted Bo. I came to him pretty desperate. My building and neighbors threaten me with getting me evicted if I didn’t fix the problem and/or return the dog to the shelter. Bo was amazing in every aspect. He was very very patient, he went at my dog’s speed and I never felt rushed by him. He really takes his time and always wanted to make sure that my dog was 100% comfortable with being crated while being alone. I honestly could give him 1000 stars if I could. He helped me keep my furr baby and I will be forever thankful for that.

Separation Anxiety and Its Effects

Ever Had a Panic Attack?

Then you know the emotional pain separation anxiety gives dogs. 

It’s no wonder your dog freaks out when you leave. 

Untreated separation anxiety can lead to any or all of the following issues:

Separation Anxiety - Puppy Tutor Dog Training
Separation Anxiety Can Lead to Destructive Behavior

As you worry about your dog’s wellbeing as well as the security of your belongings, you feel the pain, too. 

Many people are quick to pick up the basic products out there that can help you calm an anxious dog. The hope is that they will work like a magic wand that makes the anxiety go away. 

But they generally don’t. 

It’s not that they’re bad products. It’s that they are meant to supplement training, not replace it.

If you want to help your dog or puppy through the necessary process of healing separation anxiety, I have created the Separation Anxiety Starter Pack to meet your need.

Arnold in Kennel
Arnold Caught Napping in His Kennel

Why Is This Called a "Starter Pack"

Working through separation anxiety is a process. Separation anxiety training can take several weeks or even months. 

This Starter Pack will take you through one information session and 4 weeks of training with me. 

Once the Starter Pack is complete, you have the option to continue through individual sessions, if you so choose.

How Will This Work?

The first thing we need to do is to meet for one hour over Google Meet to discuss the issues involved with separation anxiety, establish a plan for managing the situation during the process, and discuss expectations.

We then start weekly training sessions to work through the agenda, methodically helping your dog to heal emotionally. 

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The Healing Trifecta for Separation Anxiety Dog Training

It's More than Just Desensitization

While many separation anxiety programs focus on “desensitization” (basically where your dog “gets use to” being alone over time), my approach focuses on how a dog processes information in order to facilitate a healing process. 

This leads to targeting three capacities systematically:

Foundation Skills

Comfort with Confinement

Self-Regulation

Separation Anxiety Training Trifecta

Think of the process like using building blocks to put together a structure. Rather than building the whole thing one block at a time, you can build sections separately and then bring it all together at the end. 

In the same way, you facilitate a healing process through strengthening the separate capacities, then you bring it all together in the end. This way, when you are ready to start working with significant departures, your dog has everything needed to succeed.

Part 1: Departure Cues and Return

You might be surprised at all the ways that you make the anxiety worse by the way that you leave and return to your home. We will work with altering how you unwittingly, yet actively trigger, your companion’s anxiety.

Part 2: Foundational Behaviors

Before we work with helping your dog to relax away from you, we need to make sure that we have strong building blocks and patterns in place.

Separation Anxiety is Hard on Both Canines and Their Guardians
Puppy Loki In His Kennel
Puppy Loki Learning to Love His Kennel

Part 3: Happy Relaxation Work

With all the groundwork in place, we can now begin work on helping your dog remain calm while separated from you.

Part 4: Basic Kennel (Re)Conditioning

We will need to have some sort of confinement area. More than likely, that will be a kennel. Unfortunately, dogs with separation anxiety often perceive their kennel as a “scary space”. We want to change that perception into one of a “safe space”.

Part 5: Transitions

Now, it’s time to move from separation to absence. You will be working with your dog in a way that allows you to leave and be gone for short periods of time.

Part 6: Increasing Absence

I will help you use what you have learned to slowly increase the amount of time you are away. It’s at this point during separation anxiety training that you really start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

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Transitioning from Presence to Absence Can be Tricky
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Your Goal is for Your Dog to be Relaxed While You are Gone.

Will I Need to Buy Anything More for This Process?

Perhaps. It will depend on what you already have. Certain things are a must. These include materials for a confinement area (such as a kennel or gates), Kongs, and treats, among others. You may need to buy products that help with easing your dog’s emotional state. The needed purchases can vary depending on the situation.

Package Options

The Separation Anxiety Starter Pack

  • An initial hour-long Google Meet session to talk about the issue and work through expectations.
  • 4 one-hour-long weekly sessions to work through the process for separation anxiety training.

Price = Starts at $350

Note: If you decide you need extra help during the process and can’t wait until our next session, you can always purchase indivdual sessions to supplement your training for the standard price of only $65/session. This way you buy only what you need as you need it. (Most clients never need any additional sessions.)

Lugh in Kennel with Chewbone
Lugh Hanging Out in His Kennel

What's Standard Pricing for Separation Anxiety Training?

A separation anxiety training program will typically cost at least $600 for the first month. More than likely, you’re looking at $800–$1000 for the month (including initial evaluation).

*My lower pricing reflects my commitment to “Make Humane Dog Training Accessible and Affordable”. 

Clients who sign up for the Separation Anxiety Starter Pack receive a copy of my Separation Anxiety D.I.Y. Program for free to supplement the course. 

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Hope for a Quick Healing Process, but Prepare for a Long One

How Long Does Separation Anxiety Training Take?

It’s impossible to say up front since there are a variety of factors that will come into to play. Healing separation anxiety doesn’t happen quickly. 

My goal is for you to acquire all the knowlege and tools you need in the Starter Pack so that you can continue the process once it is complete. 

Nonetheless, I recommend expecting at least 2 months on the process (whether or not you are actively working with me). In fact, it is possible for the process to last several months, maybe even over a year. 

Nate (Skype Client)

We have worked with Bo over the past few months for treating severe separation anxiety in our 7-year old Siberian Husky. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Bo and his methods. My dog had been through hell over the prior 18 months with one health issue after another. It got to the point where it almost impossible to leave him alone for 15 seconds before he was terrorizing our belongings and he had even become aggressive when he used to be the most gentle soul I knew. Within 4 sessions of working with Bo over Skype our dog had done a complete 180 and returned to the dog I knew. I was extremely hesitant of how successful dog training could be over Skype, but Bo sure changed my opinion on that. I now recommend Bo to all my friends with dogs. Give him a shot and I promise he won’t let you down. Thanks for everything, Bo!

Investing in Quality of Life

If your dog is suffering from separation anxiety, I recommend getting help right away. Some of you may want to avoid the bill. I can understand that.

However, consider that this is your canine companion you are helping. By getting early treatment, you are heading off potential health issues that could lead to high medical bills. You are working toward preventing the destruction of property that could also become quite costly. I realize that financial concerns are real for clients, so I try to keep my rates low to offset some of that pressure.

Dog Training is an Investment
Time Spent on the Process is an Investment in the Whole Family

For Those on a Tighter Budget

Even at my incredibly low prices for separation anxiety training, many people will still struggle to afford getting help. 

That’s why I created my Separation Anxiety D.I.Y. Program. It enables me to get an entire separation anxiety training process to you at a ridiculously affordable price. 

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Is the Separation Anxiety Dog Training Program Right for You?

Adult Loki in Kennel
Adult Loki Loving His Kennel

Schedule a free 30-minute phone appointment so we can talk about how I can help bring relief to your entire family.  

Make sure to fill out the entire form. The more information I have the better I can prepare.