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

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

We can help.

 

Leave your dog home alone without a worry.  
Enjoy the freedom of being able to do things when you want.  

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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
        • Daily coaching

 

 
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 2: Schedule your Initial Assessment (click here to learn more)
Step 3: Begin the journey that will change your life by undertaking a 4-week or 8-week behaviour modification program (click here to learn more)

 

 

 

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 get a full choice in when you do the exercises ie what time of day and what day 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 grandkids, 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.
 

Need Help? Reach out for more information.

 

 
 
 
 
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 we ask you to commit to a minimum of four weeks. Home alone training takes time.  Historically, as a rule of thumb, many dogs can achieve 2-3 hours of alone time within six months.  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 will once again be free to live your life with the knowledge and relief that your dog is home and completely relaxed.  
 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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Separation Anxiety

4-week Behaviour Modification

$675.00 including tax

Prerequisite: Initial Assessment

The program includes:

  • 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 or email support during business hours
  • Daily support, coaching and cheerleading
  • A comprehensive orientation package including video instruction
  • Frequently asked questions
Prerequisite: 4 or 8-week Behaviour Modification - Renewal $575.00 including tax.
 
 

 

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Separation Anxiety

8-week Behaviour Modification

$1,095.00 including tax

Prerequisite: Initial Assessment

The program includes:

  • Daily coaching and 40 customized training plans
  • Video review of your training sessions as needed
  • Eight weekly 45-minute check-ins with Sharon
  • Real-time video assessment of your dog
  • Unlimited text or email support during business hours
  • Daily support, coaching and cheerleading
  • A comprehensive orientation package including video instruction
  • Frequently asked questions

Prerequisite: 4 or 8-week Behaviour Modification - Renewal $995.00 including tax.

 
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Coming 2022

Separation Anxiety

One & Done

$225.00 including tax

Prerequisite: 4 or 8-week Behaviour Modification Program

Life happens sometimes. Changes in your circumstances or something beyond your control can sometimes cause a lapse in your dog's separation anxiety training. If you had previously completed a 4-week or 8-week behaviour modification program and need a refresher to get you back on track, this one-week program is just for you.

The program includes:

  • One 45-minute kick-start remote assessment
  • Three customized training plans
  • One 45-minute wrap-up remote call 
  • Unlimited support during business hours
  • Video review of your training sessions as needed
  • A comprehensive orientation package including video instruction
  • Frequently asked questions

 

 

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Coming 2022

Separation Anxiety

Week-to-Week Subscription Program

$195.00 including tax (per week)

Prerequisite: 4 or 8-week Behaviour Modification Program

You asked for it - the ultimate in flexibility. You have previously completed a 4-week or 8-week behaviour modification program. You would like to continue training, but you are unsure you want to or need to commit to another long program; the week-to-week subscription program is for you. 

The program includes:

  • Five customized training plans each week
  • One 45-minute remote assessment
  • Unlimited support during business hours
  • Video review of your training sessions as needed
  • Daily support, coaching and cheerleading
  • A comprehensive orientation package including video instruction
  • Frequently asked questions
Note: This program requires a credit card on file and requires 48-hours notice for cancellation; otherwise, your card will be charged for the following week. Programs start every Monday, and the billing period is Monday to Sunday.
 

   

Ready to help your hound learn to hang out by herself?

We'd love to relieve you and your dog from the burden of separation anxiety.

Request more information

 

  

Meet Your Trainer: Sharon Labossiere, PCBC-A, CSAT, Cert.SAPT, KPA-CTP, ADT (IAABC), CPDT-KA, CTDI

Sharon Labossiere CSAT Separation Anxiety Dog Training Specialist Hanging With Hounds
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.