Dog separation anxiety
Malena DeMartini

Leading Separation Anxiety Expert: SA Focused since 2001

Malena DeMartini is a Certified Trainer and Counselor (CTC) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) – Since 2001, she has specialized exclusively in canine separation anxiety, having worked hundreds of cases and constantly innovating to find better ways to treat the condition and support guardians, other trainers, rescues, and shelters. Malena is renowned worldwide for her success in helping countless dogs (and the people who love them) overcome this debilitating behavior issue. 

Accomplished Author and Speaker

Malena is the author of two ground-breaking books – Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Next Generation in Treatment Protocols and Practices (2020), and Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs (2014). She also has an active blog and has published articles in national magazines such as Whole Dog Journal and The Bark. Additionally, Malena has been featured in media outlets such as The Atlantic, NBC, and ABC, and as a guest on numerous podcasts, including The Doodle Pro Podcast, Worry Less, Wag More, The Animal Training Academy Podcast, Cog-Dog Radio, and Dogs Unknown. She has also presented on separation anxiety for global audiences at professional dog training workshops, conferences, and webinars. 

Dog Separation Anxiety
Dog Separation Anxiety

Respected Teacher and Leader 

Malena is the founder of the prestigious Separation Anxiety Certification Program (SACP), which has graduated hundreds of Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers (CSATs) across the globe. She oversees a team of top separation anxiety trainers, as well as organizing and leading ongoing professional development opportunities for her international network of CSATs. For dog guardians, Malena has created Mission: POSSIBLE, an online self-paced course that has proven to be an invaluable resource in the industry with an immeasurable success rate. She is also passionate about offering educational opportunities for other dog professionals.

Malena lives in Northern California with her husband Kevin—also a certified dog trainer—their two dogs Tini and Maybell DeMartini. 

To learn even more about Malena and her “why” for this work, listen to this UNLEASHED (at work & home) with Colleen Pelar podcast episode from July 2023: 112. Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC 

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Our team offers one on one remote training options, as well as our self-paced online course, Mission Possible.

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