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Be Right Back! The Separation Anxiety Podcast

Mar 18, 2023

Let’s face it, people who’ve never had a dog with separation anxiety can be smug! They tell us about their "perfect" dog who "never had any issues being left."

And they quiz us about why we "still" can't leave our dog (accompanied by yet more eye rolling).

Does this sound familiar? I'm guessing it might! If so,...

Mar 11, 2023

Having a dog who can't be left is hard enough. But for some dogs, being around strange people or dogs is also a challenge.

When this happens, it can feel like your options for managing alone-time are almost non-existent.

In this podcast episode, I'm thrilled to be speaking with Jennifer Pratt. Jennifer is expert in both...

Mar 4, 2023

In this episode, we're not talking about separation anxiety. Instead we're looking at how to help a dog with different fears.

Tune in to hear my interview with Simon Wooler. Simon has been working with Sophie the Romanian Rescue and her family, Rory Cellan-Jones and Diane Coyle.

It's a wonderful, heartwarming story. Not...

Feb 25, 2023

Force-free training is kind, ethical, and highly effective. I'm passionate that it's the only way to train dogs. But I'm especially passionate that there is absolutely no other way to train dogs with separation anxiety.

In the episode I explain

  • Why you can't treat fear with fear
  • How attempting to punish out anxiety is...

Feb 18, 2023

Gradually expose your dog to increasing amounts of alone time: That’s what I call the 'tight' rule of separation anxiety training. It applies universally to all dogs undergoing separation anxiety training. 

But underneath that universal, tight rule, lie many different ways of applying training to each dog. Yes, it's...