We will resume accepting applications again in 2024.
Thank you for your interest in the Separation Anxiety Certification Program.

SA Certificate Application

The Separation Anxiety Certification Program is an intensive and rewarding program, though it is certainly not for everyone. Participants will be hand selected from numerous applicants. Upon successful graduation of the program, graduates will be listed on our website as Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers and as such, we are quite selective about the people we admit into the program. The questionnaire listed below will begin the interview process for admittance into the program.

Please provide sufficient information about yourself so that we feel we have enough information to begin the selection process. You will receive confirmation that we received your application and we will let you know that things are pending and for which program you may be eligible. Due to the overwhelming response to our Certification Program there is a considerable wait list, so please don’t expect to get into the first available program or two. Programs will be offered 2 times per year.

The cost of the program is $3,950 USD. Program cost is payable in full 90 days prior to the first day of the program. Non-US participants may need to issue a bank transfer. If you desire to pay by credit or debit card there is an additional 4% processing fee. If you require a payment plan, we can split the tuition cost into payments, however the balance must still be paid prior to 90 days of beginning the program. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to pay a $500 USD non-refundable deposit in order to hold your spot. That deposit will be due within 14 days of your acceptance date.

Thank you for your interest in the Separation Anxiety Certification Program and we appreciate the time you spend filling out the application.

Application is valid for one year

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*Recognized programs/certifications: CPDT-KA, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, ACDBC, VSPDT, VSA, PMCT, PCT-A, PCBC-A, CAAB, ACAAB, DACVB, DCBC, CTC, KPA-CTP, Behavior Works LLA

Please answer the following questions:

"This morning I took Buddy to the park and I feel so disappointed about how he behaved. I brought my bag of treats as you suggested, but he was playing with a group of dogs and when I called him he didn’t come like he did when I worked with him the other day. I’m so frustrated that Buddy won’t listen to me the way he did with you. I just don’t feel the training is working, and that Buddy doesn’t understand because he is so stubborn. I don’t know what to do. Thanks, Carol"
"Could I hire you to help me train Ruby to an Invisible Fence? I know, I know - not my favorite fence type either, but with my property I thought it may be best, and it really is my only option. Let me know, thanks! -Alice"
Please provide both a definition of and give a training example for each of the following even if it’s not your preferred training approach. (Maximum 500 characters each):
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