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Tucker Pup's offers a comprehensive training program to help your dog overcome separation anxiety.
Separation anxiety is a panic disorder that afflicts millions of dogs across the world. Many people feel like they cannot leave their dog at home to go to work, travel, or even to the store. It has been made worse by Covid, since many people have been attached at the hip with their dog, and are now going back to work, leaving their dog home alone for long periods of time.
Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for separation anxiety. You cannot just do some simple exercises or give your dog some medication and hope it goes away. It's a process that requires positive reinforcement training, adjustments to your daily habits, time, patience, and empathy. Some dogs take longer than others, and success depends on many factors, which we will review with you.
By going through our program, we believe your dog will have the best chance at overcoming this panic disorder and improving your quality of life together.
Phase 1This phase will include 12 one-hour sessions that cover lots of critical information, delivered in modules that we will review together in person. We will cover topics such as your daily habits, enrichment, home environment, and much more.
This phase also includes participation in our support group, which happens online and is intended to help you connect with other dog owners going through the same situation as you.
Phase 2This phase will include regular checkin meetings for a period of time, to make sure the program is starting to work with your dog, and to answer any of your questions.
Phase 3This phase will include more intensive games and exercises that really teach your dog to cope and soothe itself when you leave. All of the exercises use positive reinforcement, and are fun and easy to implement. Learning these exercises is not realistic until your dog has gone through Phase 1 and 2, as it requires a very solid foundation within our training program.
Phase 3 is not required, and may be unnecessary for your dog. When we reach that stage, we will propose a training plan that includes these exercises, if we believe your dog will benefit from them.
After these phases, if you decide to move forward with Phase 3, that will be at an additional price that is dependent on how many sessions are necessary. As an example, six sessions would be in the range of $850.
We must receive payment in full, which can be by credit card, cash, or check. We also have an option to pay via PayPal Credit, enabling you to pay the balance in six months with zero interest, then monthly payments after that if necessary.
We can use Zoom if necessary, but prefer meeting in person if possible. This is because the lessons will be more effective, we can focus more easily, and we have equipment that can be used to aid in the training process.
Cailin is the best. She's very knowledgeable and kind, she gave us a lot of clear instructions and helped us understand how our behaviors can affect our dog. I'm excited to see even more improvement with our dog's separation anxiety and hopefully work with Cailin again in the future!
- Grace Geiger