Our methods focus on strengthening your dog's resilience in your absence. Dogs can become capable of coping with separation over time which decreases the risk of self-injury and destruction of the home.
Understanding Canine Separation Anxiety
Dogs with separation anxiety become upset and anxious when left alone -- sometimes so anxious that they destroy things, scratch , at the door, break out of crates, and worse.
Dogs adopted or born during COVID may have separation anxiety because they were not prepared as puppies to spend even a few hours alone without us.
Separation anxiety is not a new problem. Rescue dogs often suffer from it. One study suggests that as many as 85% of all recently rescued dogs have some level of separation distress.
We are happy to partner with you and your veterinarian in a series of private lessons designed to address this issue.
2. Schedule a consult with your veterinarian.
Private lessons will lead you through a behavior modification protocol that should give you and your dog some relief, over time, from his hyper-attachment to you. The lessons use desensitization and counter-conditioning to reduce your dog's anxiety gradually.
Private Lesson Pricing
Private lessons may be scheduled one at a time, or as packages. Private lesson pricing is as follows:
- Pay as You Go (Per Lesson) at 5549 Colbright Road, Lake Worth (Palm Beach County)- $50 per hour
Please choose the date and time for your private lesson carefully. Consistency is key to your dog’s success. Because we want to see you reach your training goals, and because we keep our caseload small to provide personalized support toward those goals, we charge a $25 fee for missed or canceled training sessions. Please cancel/reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance in Acuity or call Marti at 561-906-2830.
Homework (the consistent application of your behavior modification protocol) is important. We are disappointed when the dogs in our private lesson practice do not make progress, or when solutions offered are not applied. We reserve the right to discontinue private lessons at any time. You may find it helpful to video parts of your lesson, or write down exercises to practice until next time.