If your best friend can’t be left alone without serious injury to themselves or your belongings, that might be separation anxiety. Thanks to modern technology, we are able to help dogs suffering from separation issues in a much more effective and efficient way!
It’s more than just following you around the house or being sad when you’re gone. It’s different from throwing a party and getting into the trash when you aren’t paying attention. It’s a real panic attack, and it can be dangerous, heartbreaking and, yes, infuriating, to live with.
After submission of your responses to our online form, Oscar Winning Behavior will contact you to set up a free thirty minute phone consultation.
Our late-great Liberty suffered from Separation Anxiety and Isolation Distress. And when we say Liberty suffered, we mean the whole family suffered. Liberty would have panic attacks; destroying items, shredding carpet, eating doors, hurting herself. And we would face the alternating anguish at seeing someone we loved go through this, and honestly, the frustration at having to clean up more messes after a long day of work. It’s a roller coaster. Oscar Winning Behavior knows these feelings of frustration and anger don’t mean you don’t love your dog, and don’t mean your dog isn’t amazing in a million other ways. What it does mean is that you need support.
We’ve been there. We can help.
Amie is one of only a few dozen Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers (CSAT), but distance is not a problem! Thanks to modern technology, we can help your family sooth this anxiety no matter where you are in the world, with daily contact via email, telephone, and webcam based communications. Using methods developed by Malena De Martini, Amie will be with you every step of the way as you and your dog will learn to be safe apart. You and your precious pup will *both* get the support you need, and never feel alone again.
Your half of the training involves four days a week of half-hour training sessions. A fifth day you’ll meet up with Amie on the web conferencing platform of your choice. If that sounds daunting – have no fear. Amie’s job is to hold your hand through it all. You’ll get individualized assignments for each of those four days and tons of support. Working through separation anxiety together, we’ll be close and connected on a daily basis. While your dog is getting over their fear of being alone, you’ll never have a chance to feel alone yourself. That’s why we ask for time commitments from you that are different from our more traditional hour-long sessions for other issues.
Please note that while we offer some shorter packages, the likelihood that true separation anxiety will be resolved in this time frame is rare. We offer these as a convenience to you, to offer assistance even when money is tight for you. It is more than likely that you will need multiple packages, and to do a significant amount of effort between those packages if you pause services and attempt to go it alone during that time. We do not recommend this method, though if you have experience in psychology and behavior medication, it is doable. In the end, our goal is for you and your dog to feel safe when the dog is home alone, and any help can be better than none.
When paid in full, our Home Alone packages are priced as follows:
2 wks $450 – 10% off our normal hourly rates
4 wks $850 – 15% off our normal hourly rates
6 wks $1200 – 20% off our normal hourly rates
8 wks $1500 – 25% off our normal hourly rates