Do you need help with separation anxiety training for your dog? 

If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, you're suffering too.

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Who is separation anxiety training for, Hanging With Hounds Separation Anxiety Dog trainerWHO should do separation anxiety training?

If you can't leave your home without:

        • Your dog panting, pacing or clinging to you as you get ready to leave
        • Complaints from neighbours about barking and howling
        • Coming home to pools of drool, destroyed furnishings, chewed up walls, doors
        • Housetraining accidents
        • Your stressed and panicked dog greeting you at the door
        • Feeling guilty for having to leave your dog
        • Feeling angry or resentful because you can't do things with friends
        • Planning for pet sitters or daycare for your dog

 


What is a separation anxiety training program aboutWHAT is a separation anxiety training program about?
Separation anxiety is a severe panic disorder that impacts the entire household—but relief is possible.

Long believed to be untreatable, the last decade has seen tremendous strides in treating separation anxiety. Most dogs suffering from separation anxiety can learn to stay home alone without stress. This program entails:

        • Gradual desensitization to absences
        • We work at your dog's pace, only going as fast as your dog can handle
        • Daily 30-minute exercises (to begin with) done 5 days per week
        • Weekly check-in sessions with Sharon to review progress and answer questions

 

 
When does separation anxiety training take placeWHEN is the best time to start a separation anxiety training program?
Separation anxiety training works one-on-one with you.

This program starts whenever you are ready. Your journey begins when you reach out.

Step 3: Begin the journey that will change your life by undertaking a 4-week or 8-week behaviour modification program (Go to the programs)

 

 

 

Where does separation anxiety training happen, Hanging With Hounds separation anxiety dog training specialitistWHERE do I need to go to do the training?

The ultimate in flexible training, separation anxiety behaviour modification requires no special equipment, tools or scheduling.

This program is delivered virtually, in your home.

        • Exercises are customized and provided daily based on the previous day's results
        • You choose when you train - the time of day and the days of the week, aiming to do 5 exercises each week
        • You meet with Sharon once a week via Zoom at a time that you have scheduled with a link she provides you
        • You are provided with daily coaching 6-days a week
        • If you are not sure about something you can upload a video for review in between the face-to-face sessions

 

 

Why should you do separation anxiety training with your dog, Hanging With Hounds, Separation anxiety specialistWHY should you do separation anxiety training for your dog?

Get relief for you and your dog - no more guilt, worry or frustration. You deserve separation without the anxiety.

√  Go to work, run errands with the kids, or play golf without guilt
√  Linger over a stress-free meal out
√  Get groceries, collect the mail or take out the trash without worrying
√  Return to a calm, happy dog who's napped peacefully while you were away
√  Come home to an intact home—no accidents, chewed rugs, or ruined doors
√  Stop worrying about angry neighbours upset about the endless barking or howling

 

 

And....
Separation Anxiety in Dogs |  Hanging With Hounds | Put an end to destruction of your home by helping your dog to relax when you leave.Because you're busy and need results
Living with a separation anxiety dog makes running a busy life that much more challenging. You need the most effective path to relief for you and your dog.
Because you want the best for your dog
It's not just a matter of results, of course—you also want the peace of mind that comes with attaining those results through positive, humane dog training methods.
Because you want to know you're in good hands, too
Our trainer takes a professional approach to dog training and a professional approach to client care—that means showing up on time, listening carefully, and supporting you through the separation anxiety training process.
 

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What you need to know about Separation Anxiety Behaviour Modification.

Separation anxiety training requires an initial assessment. If you decide to proceed with behaviour modification, you will need to commit to a minimum of four weeks. Home alone training takes time. Historically, many dogs can achieve 2-3 hours of alone time within six months as a rule of thumb. However, each dog is different, and your dog's journey will be unique. See the FAQ for answers to the most commonly asked questions. Since we proceed at the dog's pace, I can't give you specific guidance on how long the process will take, nor can I give you can guarantee. But, I can guarantee that I will do my best to provide both you and your dog a sense of success and relief. 

Separation anxiety training is not the most exciting or flashy training you will do with your dog. I can't wait to get home to do my separation anxiety training program, said no one ever. While this may be true, the reward is you are on the path to be once again free to live your life with the knowledge and relief that your dog is home and completely relaxed. I will be by your side the whole way and will never make you feel that you caused your dog's anxiety. Please reach out if you are struggling with separation anxiety. It doesn't matter if it is anxiety, frustration or FOMO; I can help. The program I use is the most progressive, science-based method available, with a proven track record of delivering results. I will get to the root cause of the issue and help you and your dog get back to living your life just the way you dreamed. 

 

 

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COMING JULY 2022 - New programs will be rolled out

  

Separation Anxiety Dog barking at window, Hanging With Hounds, Separation Anxiety SpecialistSeparation Anxiety Initial Assessment

All new clients start with the initial assessment.

What's included:

    • 60-minute consultation
    • Review of your dog's history and your training goals.
    • Real-time assessment
    • An overview of the behaviour modification program
    • Recording of the session.
    • Resources and handouts that apply to your situation.
    • Frequently asked questions

Assessment value: $175.00 including tax 

Schedule your Separation Anxiety Assessment here

 

 

 

 

Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Hanging With Hounds, Dog staring out the window, Separation Anxiety Dog Training Specialist

Separation Without Anxiety

4-week Intensive Program

$750.00 including tax
  

Prerequisite: Initial Assessment

The program includes:

  • A dedicated coach to support you every step of the way
  • Daily coaching and 20 customized training plans
  • Video review of your training sessions as needed
  • Five 45-minute check-ins with Sharon
  • Real-time video assessment of your dog
  • Unlimited text, WhatsApp or email support during business hours
  • Daily support, coaching and cheerleading - a coach in your pocket
  • A comprehensive orientation package including video instruction
  • Frequently asked questions 

Renewal - $650.00 including tax. Prerequisite: 4 or 8-week Behaviour Modification

 

 

Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Hanging With Hounds, Dog destroying the furniture, Separation Anxiety Specialist

Separation Without Anxiety

8-week Intensive Program

$1,300.00 including tax
  

Prerequisite: Initial Assessment

The program includes:

  • A dedicated coach to support you every step of the way
  • Daily coaching and 40 customized training plans
  • Video review of your training sessions as needed
  • Nine weekly 45-minute check-ins with Sharon
  • Real-time video assessment of your dog
  • Unlimited text, WhatsApp or email support during business hours
  • Daily support, coaching and cheerleading - a coach in your pocket
  • A comprehensive orientation package including video instruction
  • Frequently asked questions

Renewal - $1,200.00 including tax. Prerequisite: 4 or 8-week Behaviour Modification.

 
 

 

   

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Sharon Labossiere CSAT Separation Anxiety Dog Training Specialist Hanging With HoundsMeet Sharon

PCBC-A, CSAT, Cert.SAPT, KPA-CTP, ADT (IAABC), CPDT-KA, CTDI


Few conditions are as challenging as separation anxiety. Dogs with this condition panic through every moment they're left alone. Owners of SA dogs suffer deep guilt and worry about their dogs and the stress of a destroyed house and angry neighbours. For these reasons, few cases are as satisfying as a closed separation anxiety case. I'd love to help you and your dog overcome this awful, life-disrupting disorder.

Before making a four-week program commitment, you'll want to ensure I'm the right trainer for you.  You can read about my professional credentials, experience, and training approach here if you haven't already. 

Hanging With Hounds is based near Victoria BC, but we can help dogs anywhere in Canada, the US, including Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, St. John's, Seattle WA, Portland OR and other centres across Canada and the Western US.