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Dog Separation Anxiety Training

In-Home Training to Help Dog Separation Anxiety

If your dog is having trouble being left home alone for even short periods of time, we can help! Rachel provides customized lessons to promote calm behavior for your anxious dog.

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Problem Behaviors that Dog Separation Anxiety Training Can Help

Your dog will benefit from our training if they exhibit any of these common issues:

  • Excessive barking
  • Destructive chewing
  • Digging
  • Pacing
  • Trying to escape
  • Howling or whining
  • Becoming anxious before departure
  • Inability to settle down
  • Accidents in the house
  • Clinginess or over-attachment
  • Destructive behavior focused on exit points
  • Self-harm
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Dog Separation Anxiety Training Sessions at Home

Do you have a dog struggling with separation anxiety? This is a perfect use case for private dog training since we work in the exact environment where your puppy’s separation anxiety occurs – at home!

Rachel is a Separation Anxiety Pro Behavior Consultant, certified by the Julie Naismith program, specializing in training dogs with separation anxiety and related behavioral issues.

Anxiety in Dogs: Understanding Separation Anxiety

Understanding the signs and symptoms of separation anxiety is crucial for effective training. Dogs experiencing this condition may exhibit behaviors such as pacing, digging, or trying to escape. If your dog begins to howl or becomes anxious when you’re leaving, it might be showing signs of separation anxiety.

Separation anxiety in dogs can stem from various causes, including changes in routine, traumatic experiences, or lack of proper socialization. Dogs develop separation anxiety often due to these underlying anxieties. Addressing the underlying triggers is key to developing a successful training plan that helps your dog relax when left alone.

How Can I Help My Dog with Separation Anxiety?

Developing a training plan tailored to your dog’s specific needs is the first step in managing separation anxiety. Establishing a routine and providing comfort cues can help ease your dog’s stress levels when you leave the house. Gradually increasing the time your dog is left behind is essential to help them adjust.

Teaching your dog departure cues can help them understand that being alone is temporary and not a cause for alarm. Departure training includes positive reinforcement techniques during departures, which can create a positive association with your absence.

Supportive techniques such as desensitization and counterconditioning can aid in reducing your dog’s distress levels when alone.

Implementing a training program at home allows you to work closely with your dog to build confidence and independence. Training sessions focusing on gradual exposure to being alone may help your dog adapt to periods of solitude. Patience is key in helping your dog overcome their anxiety.

Tips to Support Your Dog When Left Alone:

  • Leave your dog with interactive toys or calming music to keep them engaged and relaxed.
  • Gradually increase the time your dog is left alone to help them get used to your absence.
  • Take your dog for a walk before leaving to tire them out and reduce anxiety.

Working with a Professional Dog Trainer

Engaging in private classes for dog separation anxiety brings several benefits, including personalized attention and tailored training plans. A certified professional dog trainer can guide you in addressing separation anxiety effectively.

A Separation Anxiety Pro has the expertise to manage canine separation anxiety through specialized techniques and individualized strategies.

Choosing the right trainer for your dog is crucial for successful outcomes. Look for a trainer experienced in treating separation anxiety cases and who utilizes positive reinforcement methods to build your dog’s confidence.

Consulting a Professional Dog Behaviorist:

  • Professional trainers can provide additional insights and support in managing severe cases of separation anxiety.
  • Behaviorists can help you understand your dog’s anxiety triggers and work with you on training exercises to overcome them.

Resources for Your Dog to Overcome Separation Anxiety

Finding ways to help dogs feel better when they’re alone can make your furry friend more comfortable when you’re not home. Using fun dog toys, soothing music, and setting up a cozy spot can help them feel less anxious while you’re gone.

A professional dog sitter might also be a good solution if your dog’s anxiety is severe.

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3 Simple Steps to A Well-Behaved Dog

Whether your dog’s challenges are big or small, a positive reinforcement dog training program that utilizes methods backed by science can make an incredible difference in your dog’s behaviors.

  1. 1.

    Initial Discovery Session

    Develop a Customized Training Plan
    1-hour Workshop at Home or Video Call
  2. 2.

    Private At-Home Lessons

    Receive Your Individualized Training
    4 - 6 Lessons at Home or Video Call
  3. 3.

    Happy Dog, Happy Life

    Enjoy a Well-Behaved Dog!
    Reinforcement Lessons if Necessary
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What Does Our Dog Separation Anxiety Training Include?

Your training program is customized to you and generally covers all the essential basic obedience training your dog needs.

  • 1 full hour of stress-free training
  • 100% positive reinforcement based training methods
  • Rachel comes to you and trains in the comfort of your own home
  • The whole family can get involved - kids too!
  • Each lesson can adapt and focus on your requested priorities
  • Resources and products recommended for your specific situation
  • Easy tips that take just a few minutes a day to reinforce lessons

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Join our 200+ happy customers. Once you contact us, we'll reach out to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation where you can discuss with Rachel recommended training options, go over rates, and get your questions answered.

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Our Dog Training Classes

  • Dog Obedience Training Classes

    Positive reinforcement dog obedience training classes with a private trainer. Your pet learns better behavior faster with humane dog training techniques.

  • Puppy Training Classes

    Are you a proud owner of a young dog, eager to see them thrive and behave well in any situation? Enroll your pup in a professional training class designed to cater to their specific needs and nurture their potential for learning and growth.

  • Aggressive Dog Training Program

    You don’t have to accept your dog’s bad behaviors. We’ll work on aggressive (we prefer the term “reactive”) symptoms such as pulling, lunging, barking, and anxiety – even around distractions such as people and other dogs.

  • Dog Separation Anxiety Training

    If your dog is having trouble being left home alone for even short periods of time, we can help! Rachel provides customized lessons to promote calm behavior for your anxious dog.

  • At-Home Dog Training Classes

    Tailored, at-home dog training classes designed to provide your furry friend with the best training experience right in the comfort of your own home.

  • Online Dog Training Classes

    All of my dog training classes are available to be delivered remotely via video calls using Zoom or Facetime.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Risk-Free Guarantee applies to the Initial Discovery Session only. If you feel that you did not receive value from your Initial Discovery Session, you can request for a refund within 24 hours of the session. The request should include a brief explanation of why you feel you did not receive value.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive value from our first session together. The Guarantee does not apply to subsequent sessions.

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Rollins Family Dog Training uses only positive reinforcement techniques based on the most up to date research in behavioral science.

This means we are committed to making the learning process not fun and affective for both you and your dog. We will never use punishment or fear based methods to meet your training goals.

Positive reinforcement training uses approached training by using rewards to promote good behavior. Contrary to the popular myth, this does not mean that we allow unwanted behavior to take place unchecked.

Through the use of crate training as well as play pins, baby gates, and many other safety techniques, we restrict the ability to perform bad behavior while training alternative good behaviors.

Many dogs (especially young dogs) will be a bit anxious for a short while when their owner leaves them home alone. Most dogs that start out upset about being left home alone will eventually be able to calm down and rest after a short period of time.

When a dog spends an hour or more crying, pacing, or being destructive in the house then they might be suffering from separation anxiety. If this is the case with your dog then specialized training to help develop new coping skills is the only way to help cure this condition.

Rollins Family Dog Training is specially certified to help with this specific form of anxiety disorder. Please schedule a free phone consultation today!

Training is to dogs what learning a new language is to humans; the younger they are, the faster and easier it is for them learn.

It’s always a good idea to start training your puppy as soon as they are brought home but it’s also never too late to learn the basics of good manners training.

Whether your dog is a puppy or an older adult, positive reinforcement training can always provide tremendous benefits and only strengthen your bond and communication with your dog.

Every dog is a unique individual with you their own special needs as far as training good behavior goes.

At Rollins Family Dog Training we tailor each training program around the particular needs of the dog and owner that we are currently working with.

This approach guarantees the fastest possible results for you and your four legged family member.

Dog barking, including demand barking, anxiety barking, and alert barking, are very common problems that we are fully qualified to address using positive techniques with dogs of all breeds and dogs of all sizes.

Training for good manners while on leash is one of the most common struggles that dog owners face in the busy city environment that most of us live in.

We have years of experience successfully training dogs to become happy well mannered companions while out and about in any environment.

Because we treat each dog and owner as individuals and work to create training programs to address your specific needs, there is no single price for training.

We want to make sure we are giving you the services that fit your needs specifically without adding on any extra unnecessary time or work.

For this reason, prices will vary as we discuss with you the best training package based on your goals and then decide together which of our training packages would best work for you.

Please schedule a free phone consultation for more information on the different plans available and the pricing for each.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to us!