My podcast about Separation anxiety in dogs and the most effective and best way to training this. I'm Patricia Grechi, a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer and Dog Behaviourist. All the information you'll find here is based on scientific studies and force and fear free methods. Listen to Separation anxiety dog podcast now in the links below.
I’m super excited today about having Malena DiMartini on the podcast.
There’s not a better person to talk about SA than her. (As you can see I admire her a lot.) Malena is an expert on SA for 21 years now. She was the vanguard in this matter and wrote 2 books about separation anxiety: first one "Treating separation anxiety in dogs" and the new one "Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Next Generation in Treatment Protocols and Practice" which are the guides for trainers and guardians to work with those issues. She has a certification for trainers, which is the one I graduated from. This conversation was super insightful and if you feel like you know all about SA, now you’ll realise there’s much more to it!
What most move the needle in Separation Anxiety training when working from home? How to fit it into your schedule when working from home? Everyone works from home nowadays and this can't impact your SA training! The most asked question in my instagram atm is: "How do I train separation anxiety if I work home office? When someone ask me this, what they actually mean is: I'm very worried about me being close to my dog for a long period of time everyday. But does that impact in your training? How do we train SA when working from home?
Crate training isn't home alone training. But what is the role of the crate in the home alone training then? There's a lot advise out there (pet professionals included!!!!) about crate training for leaving dogs alone in the house and a huge amount of judgment when everything goes wrong using it and you don't persevere. Crate training is an amazing tool for puppies and might be incredible for some adult dogs. I love crates, believe me! But not for home alone training. Understand the down sides of it and how you can use them in your training!
Let's set the tone for this podcast by talking about what is separation anxiety and why, in my opinion, people see separation anxiety like a big monster that will eat you alive. Hopefully, by the end of this episode you'll feel like it's time to start training!