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How to build up alone time with your separation anxiety dog

If you’re new to dog training, you may not yet have discovered the magic of “the three Ds”:DistanceDifficulty / DistractionDurationOkay that’s four, but not all trainers seem to agree on the middle one! I think all four are useful concepts, and here’s why……..Training a new behaviourSeparation training is like any other kind of dog...

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Separation Training for puppies

Like pretty much anything separation anxiety related, there’s some seriously mixed advice out there when it comes to separation training for puppies. Sadly, one of the most prolific pieces of advice still given out by breeders is to leave your new puppy as soon as possible. “The sooner they get used to it, the better”...

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Sonar’s Story: Separation training with a deaf rescue dog

When Sonar’s “mum” Cheryl approached me about working with them to fix Sonar’s separation issues I jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait to get started. Having recently lost my beautiful little deafy Mabel, tragically and suddenly to a brain tumour, my heart went out to little Sonar. I hoped that my first-hand experience...

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Separation anxiety in puppies

I was doing a bit of research the other day for another project I am working on, and was astounded to discover that during the pandemic, the number of dogs in the U.K. alone has gone up by an estimated 3 million individuals (Pet Food Manufacturers Association figure 2020-2021). Now that is a lot of...

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