Separation anxiety affects over 15 million dogs and their people in the U.S. alone. As a dog professional, you’re dedicated to helping dogs and humans live better lives together. There’s no way to have a bigger impact than learning to successfully treat SA cases.
I look at the Separation Anxiety Certification Program as a way to help as many people and dogs as possible by teaching accomplished dog professionals how to solve more SA cases. Every day my team and I receive emails and calls from desperate dog owners around the world. There’s more work than we can do, and it desperately needs doing by experts who earn a CSAT training certification .
Want to learn more about my personal motives and purpose for dedicating my career to separation anxiety? If so, please listen to a podcast interview, hosted by the Animal Training Academy here.
Separation anxiety is commonly held by trainers, veterinarians, behaviorists, and owners to be untreatable. In reality, it is one of the most treatable canine disorders. The treatment may not be easy, but it’s simple.
I employ and teach only scientifically-sound, humane training protocols. My training consists of positive reinforcement-based exercises centered around gradual desensitization. I do not use or support aversives of any kind. I rely heavily on technology to guide clients around the world through effective protocols. This allows us to avoid unnecessary and costly training setbacks by carefully setting, monitoring, and adjusting training criteria.
I provide meticulously constructed, ongoing support to clients throughout the training process, while systematically teaching them to read their dogs and to set absence criteria – you will learn this process in the SA Program.
You’ll study directly with me, alongside a small number of carefully chosen fellow dog professionals. You’ll review salient pieces of specific cases, learn to write effective training plans, dissect numerous videos, and master the use of simple technologies to guide clients. You’ll learn the ins, outs, and important details as to how to take on new clients, set their expectations, and incorporate the necessary technology. You’ll also learn how to create specific training plans, set criteria, how to handle the good moments as well as the setbacks, and ways to help clients celebrate triumphs and get through moments of doubt. You’ll be preparing training plans based on real-life cases guided by me and supported by your fellow students.