Separation Skills is an innovative 6 week group class that teaches the skills needed to resolve separation or isolation related anxiety. Lots of us are working from home these days. This constant contact is going to make it tough on our dogs when we resume a normal 9-5. Set your best friend up for success and learn how to ensure your dog maintains confidence, independence and separation skills through social isolation*

 

*This class is a MUST for new puppies being raised during COVID lock-in, dogs who have previously shown signs of separation related anxiety, and those velcro dogs who can't seem to leave our side

CLASS DETAILS


  • SATURDAYS 1pm - 2pm.
  • Six 1-hour group classes
  • Scheduled weekly, and consecutively
  • Hosted digitally via ZOOM 
  • Small group sizes: max 6 
  • Classes are LIVE with real time coaching from your certified trainer
  • Game changing daily support provided through CCA's innovative Trainer In Your Pocket service 

REQUIRMENTS


 

For dogs of any age, breed or size 

 

Suitable for intermediate level students - dogs should have basic sit, down, stand on cue

 

If you are unsure if your dog would benefit from this class ask us

 



CURRICULUM


CRATE TRAINING 

 


RELAXATION TRAINING 

 

 

BARRIER TRAINING 

 

 

INDEPENDENCE 

 

 

CONFIDENCE BUILDING 

 

 

IMPULSE CONTROL 

 

 

DESENSITIZATION

  • Gain an understanding of basic training skills and principles and how they apply to separation related anxiety 
  • Discover ways your behavior may be inadvertently fueling your dogs separation related anxiety
  • Use modern training techniques to decrease unwanted behaviors like barking, whining, scratching, and increase desired behaviors like settling calmly, staying in place, or chewing on a bone
  • Become an expert at reading your dogs body language and unlock the secrets of canine communication 
  • Learn how to desensitize your dog to "departure cues" like putting on your shoes, packing your bag etc. 
  • Master humane confinement training techniques to get your dog comfortable and relaxed behind barriers or in a crate
  • Practice intelligent and creative training games, specifically designed to develop, rehearse and refine the skills of independence and separation, while conforming to the rules of social distancing