What is Separation Anxiety anyway?

Separation Anxiety is a fear of being left alone and causes extreme distress in some dogs. It can result in behaviors like excessive barking or howling, destructiveness, self-harm, pacing, excessive drooling or panting, and inappropriate elimination. Not only is the condition stressful for the dog, it’s stressful for their humans as well.

If your pup has separation anxiety and you’re feeling at the end of your rope, take a deep breath. We can help!

Emma Holly, one of Happy Dog Institute’s founders, is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT). She was trained by the best: Malena DeMartini, the world’s foremost authority on treating and resolving Separation Anxiety. Plus, Emma has a whole team of CSAT colleagues behind her who meet twice a week to discuss current cases and problem solve. When you work with Emma, you don’t have just one trainer – you have 25!

How the Training Works

Emma will work with you one-on-one to help your dog learn to relax when you’re away. After a free, 15-20 minute initial consultation to explain what a Separation Anxiety protocol entails, Emma will schedule an initial assessment to observe your dog’s behavior. You will then receive homework based on this assessment, which will follow a detailed behavioral plan which addresses your dog’s specific needs.

Ready to have a happier, less stressed dog? Let’s get started!

Step 1: Fill out and submit the questionnaire below.

Step 2: We’ll get in touch with you to schedule a free, 15-20 minute phone consultation.

Step 3: We’ll create a customized training plan designed specifically for your dog to get you the peace of mind you’re looking for.

Separation Anxiety Questionnaire