Learn the practical steps necessary to treat this most troublesome issue, from start to finish. Recognize all the signs of distress (it’s not all barking and howling!), and help your client lay the groundwork towards resolving the problem from the very first consultation. We’ll examine why desensitization remains the most effective way to help dogs learn to be home alone. With this understanding, you’ll be able to get started right away with short, easy exercises focused on building confidence in both the dog and your client.
Treating Separation Anxiety
6:00 am PT
Nancy is a certified trainer with the CCPDT, and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the IAABC. She teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. She has presented at conferences for the Pet Professional Guild, the IAABC, the Dog Event in France, and the WOOF! conference in the UK.
She is an instructor for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy where she teaches popular courses focusing on various topics including how to treat separation anxiety, how to use desensitization and counterconditioning to treat fearful behaviors, and how to tackle other common behavior issues. She also offers virtual consultation services to other professional dog trainers.
Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behavior and is a regular contributor to the Whole Dog Journal. She is a founding member of the Regroupement Québécois des Intervenants en Éducation Canine (RQIEC), a Quebec-based association of trainers and behavior consultants.
She shares her home in Quebec, Canada with her husband, Tom and their Border Terrier, Bennigan.