Not all training is created equal and in today's episode the girls dive into what makes a good separation anxiety trainer and why it's important to find a 'true' specialist when looking for one. All three of us are SAPro Trainers and have specialist knowledge in this field.
You can reach out to them here:
= Stacey Bell - Focused Fun in the US (www.focusedfun.net)
= Ness Jones - Separation Anxiety In Dogs Decoded in Australia (bit.ly/nessjones)
= Sarah McLaren - Separation Anxiety Solutions in the UK (www.separationanxietysolutions.com)
In this episode we meet Kathryn & Kane and learn all about their journey with separation anxiety, what life was like before and what life is like after training with our UK specialist Sarah McLaren.
In this episode the girls talk to Lisa Spector who has established herself at the forefront of creating calming music for dogs. Lisa combines her musical talents with her passion for improving the lives of dogs.
Lisa's piano recordings for dogs can be heard soothing pets in more than 1500 shelters worldwide. After 10 years of creating music for canine anxiety, NPR called her The Pet Calming Maestro.
She's been featured on The CBS Early Show, CBS Australia, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Lisa is the only classical pianist to reach Billboard’s Classical Top 20 Chart with pet music.
Lisa is the host of My Zen Pet, the first podcast with music for pets. The short episodes air every Monday and Friday and include a zen behavior tip and Dog Gone Calm music.
You'll find her new album, Dog Gone Calm Vol. 1 on streaming channels June 25. The music is designed to calm the canine nervous system and relieve anxiety issues. When you cuddle up on the sofa with your dog and enjoy, you'll never know there are only 5 fingers on the keys.
Website - https://myzenpet.com
Website - https://lisaspector.com
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/my_zen_pet/
Podcast - https://myzenpet.com/podcast/
Clubhouse - Lisa Spector
Dog TV - https://land.dogtv.com/newnormal/
Music and Dogs Studies: soundsensitivedogs.com/dogs-music-sound-research-bibliography/
In this episode the girls talk about the importance of enrichment for dogs with separation anxiety.
Dogs At Home - www.facebook.com/dogsathomelive
Enrichment Ebook - forms.gle/knyaFGVGbyQ5BeU89
UK Hoopers - ukhoopers.com & https://www.caninehoopersworld.com/
Snuffle Mat - www.facebook.com/185554258153402/videos/501532610482059 & www.facebook.com/185554258153402/videos/1196858464014685
Shaping - https://youtu.be/DCuIQNz8M7g
Tricks - https://learn.domorewithyourdog.com/collections?category=Mini%20Courses&fbclid=IwAR1wYG7UAtuXQ7sN-P1APlGlKAfbRrqGf79GUmFRo31a9bw70heCTzg29mk
IGP - IGP is a German word meaning “Internationale Gebrauchshunde Prüfung". IGP is a sport encompassing tracking, obedience and protection work.
In this episode the girls are joined by holistic psychologist Birdy O'Sheedy who talks us through the emotional impacts of having a dog with separation anxiety and how to deal with it. Having a dog with separation anxiety is stressful, frustrating and oftentimes just heartbreaking and Birdy provides some tips on how to deal with the emotional rollercoaster that comes with it.
Birdy is an accredited clinical psychologist and qualified dog trainer who specialises in the human at the end of the lead. She also has a dog which had severe separation anxiety and needed an extensive behavioural modification program so she is coming from a position of understanding and empathy. Since her dog overcame his anxiety, she has been fascinated by how dogs impact the emotional wellbeing of dog owners, especially when the circumstances are challenging.
Birdy hosts international workshops called "My Dog- My Teacher" and teaches dog owners the B.R.A.V.E formula to help them troubleshoot and navigate challenging situations in their relationship with their dog, whilst increasing the wellbeing of the dog, and the dog owner.
In this episode the girls examine separation anxiety in senior dogs alongside cognitive dysfunction, pain, and sensory decline. As always, we discuss the best way forward to make our older dogs comfortable with being home alone.
To celebrate the 21st episode of Tails From The Dog House, the girls answer listener questions!
In this episode, Stacey, Sarah and Ness discuss hyper-attachment and what it means to have a dog with not just separation anxiety but this added layer of complexity, the barriers it creates for training and how to deal with them. And we meet Becky ... Becky's the Best! ... and go searching for some big girl and big boy pants!!!!
Why we advocate using daycare for dogs with separation anxiety, what to look for when searching for one, and how a day at one can affect your separation anxiety training.
BRB Separation Anxiety Network (for owners with dogs with SA) - www.brbseparationanxietynetwork.com
Where to find dog sitters / doggy daycare:
Rover.com - cover the UK, the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
www.pawshake.co.uk - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, UK, Singapore, Finland, and Switzerland
www.borrowmydoggy.com - UK wide
www.madpaws.com.au - Australia
Local shelter ~ Online ~ Local animal college ~ Vet college ~ Local pages
In this episode, the girls discuss external noises, how they can affect our separation anxiety training and what we can do about it. We also take a look at apartment living and the challenges owners with SA dogs face when undertaking the training. Ness also has an exciting offer and Stacey tries to get her kit off!!
Soundproof Central, Dominic, Residential Soundproofing, https://soundproofcentral.com/category/educational-articles/soundproofing-guides/
Using Sound Apps for Desensitization & Counterconditioning for Dogs, eileenanddogs, Anderson E, 2021, eileenanddogs.com/blog/category/dogs-and-sound/?fbclid=IwAR2PRt4ZhJkaVF4YdrRgknAWAlKdlIm0szszOS8CLofmb5mxxGrpdvQJdK8
Sound Therapy for Pets, Dogs Trust, www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/dog-behaviour-health/sound-therapy-for-pets
Everything you need to know about Separation Anxiety in dogs and how to fix it. Three global specialists from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States discuss all things related to Separation Anxiety. Join Stacey Bell from Focused Fun (US), Ness Jones from Separation Anxiety In Dogs Decoded (Australia) & Sarah McLaren from Separation Anxiety Solutions (UK) as they delve into the dos and don'ts of training a dog to feel safe and comfortable when left home alone!