Separation Anxiety

Do you feel like a prisoner in your own home, unable to pop out and leave your dog?

Do you dread coming home to the mess, scratches, howling and seeing your dog in a distressed state?

Your dog is not punishing you for going out, instead they are in a blind panic at being home alone.  They just don’t know what to do with themselves, and try to escape.  It’s heart-breaking for most owners to see.

If you look up Separation Anxiety in Google, there is a maze of conflicting advice, and how do you know what works?

We can help you!  Having a dog with this panic disorder is hard work but with time, patience and the right method, your dog can get over their phobia, and you can get your freedom back.

My own dog had severe separation anxiety from day 1 and after many misguided ‘solutions’, I now know what works and more importantly, what doesn’t.  Its all about keeping the fear away and building her up to be more relaxed about me going out.

There is no quick fix, it’s a slow methodical process that can be emotionally tiring but we will support you, guide you on the method, and motivate you when you need us.  Your dog will only be left alone for as long as they can cope with.

Our training is done remotely, so that you can practice leaving your dog alone in real life situations, and we will help you with setting rewarding goals.

To start you off on the right foot, we recommend that you begin with an 8-week intensive support package.  This includes:

  • Initial one hour assessment where we will get you started, discuss the process and do a live assessment to see where we need to start the first plan
  • Up to 5 bespoke training plans a week
  • access to a brand new SA training app making checking your progress against the plans even easier, as well as interaction between us and ongoing feedback to help you reach your goals.
  • Weekly 30 mins video calls, recorded and sent to you
  • Video Reviews – if you are needing guidance and have recorded an absence whilst training, we can give you feedback on your dog’s progress
  • Whatsapp support (during the working day)

The best time to start the training is now, whilst you are already at home (or working from home).  This will give you time to prepare your dog for future times when they will be left alone, and you won’t need to worry about the state of your home when you return.

Initial Packages:

  • 8 week commitment £780 (equivalent to £390 per month)
  • 4 week commitment £450 (weekly support as outlined above)
After the initial package, there will be an option to continue the support with a ‘lighter touch’ monthly option of continued access to the app, and a monthly 30 min video call.
If you have any questions, use the Get In Touch page to send me an email so we can arrange a call to discuss.

Before: Anxious at the door

After: Relaxed at home

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Having never had a dog before, we thought it a good idea to get some friendly advice. Jo came and visited us a few days before our labradoodle puppy Marty arrived and got us well and truly prepared. Then, after a few days his training began. It was amazing and we can’t thank Jo enough. We shall definitely see her for a top up as he grows. Clever dog training worked brilliantly for our puppy and us!
Gail and Marty, The Labradoodle
We contacted Jo at Pippin Pet Services after we re-homed a one year old Dachshund. We didn’t know too much of the behavioural history or what training had been completed in the past. With Jo’s help we were able to address a few little issues and begin building on his training, session by session. Each lesson was informative and tailored to our specific needs. We now have a very happy, well behaved little dog who is a great addition to our family. Would definitely highly recommend Pippin Pet Services.
Robin and Ferdie, The Dachshund
Having had a Cairn before I knew they could be a challenge to train and so when our 9 week Cairn puppy arrived I soon realised I needed help. Jo from Pippin Pet Services was just the help we needed. As I cannot drive pet training was always going to need to be local. So what is more local than the training coming to your home! Brilliant! My dog and I were on familiar ground and Jo could see the behaviour that I needed help with (mine and the puppy’s!). We had five tailored sessions which included the basics of recall and attention along with other fun stuff. The plan l have now is to go back to Jo to develop the training so that I and my young dog are better equipped to be responsible and polite in public. I recommend you give PIPPIN a go!
Graham and Barley, The Cairn Terrier