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6 Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Get Your Dog Over Separation Anxiety. You’ve tried it all, but nothing’s worked. Here’s why (and what to do instead).

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Since joining Separation Anxiety Heroes, I have been able to leave him home alone for up to three hours. This program may literally be the best money I’ve ever spent.

—Carla (Ernie's mum)

Quite frankly if I hadn't stumbled across Be Right Back I am not sure where we would have been with coping with SA. To know you were there in the background gave me the confidence to go on. The isolation you feel was alleviated by reading stories, people's concerns and realising you are not the only one out there going through this process. A heart felt thank you from Bertie and I!

—Dianne (Bertie's mum)

I initially had a pup who would follow me EVERYWHERE. Not long after joining the SA Heroes, doing simple exercises proved to my dog that I COULD go into another room without it being a stressful event. He is more relaxed and doesn’t even react to me going in or out the door.

— Laura F. (Moose’s mum)

Adding a dog to your
family should feel joyful,
not stressful.

Adding a dog to your family should feel joyful, not stressful.

When you made the decision to add a new dog to your family, I’m willing to bet you weren’t expecting that you’d never be able to leave the house again. “He’s just a puppy,” you thought. “He’ll get used to it,” they said.

If you’re like many of the pet owners I work with, it probably took a while before you started to really understand that … this is not “normal” dog behavior. This is something more. And you (and your dog) need help. Now.

I’m here to tell you that with a little (or a lot) of help, love, and patience from you, your amazing, adorable, adaptable dog IS capable of change.

With my step-by-step method, there’s a very
real chance that soon you’ll be able to…

With my step-by-step method, there’s a very real chance that soon you’ll be able to…

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Have lunch with your family while your dog chills at home, like my client Jen
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Go back to the gym, like Carla
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Leave your pet while you go to work, like Jenna
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Go back to your yoga class, like Beth
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Restart Friday nights out with your girlfriends, like Sue

(And you can do it without resorting to
methods that make you feel guilty.)

(And you can do it without resorting to methods that make you feel guilty.)

Consider this the beacon of hope you need to believe that you can get your freedom back, while freeing your dog from their separation anxiety.

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Hey there, I’m Julie Naismith.
A behavior science geek, mountain
bike enthusiast, lover of rainbows, and globally
respected dog trainer.

I know exactly how you feel right now. My dog, Percy, used to have terrible separation anxiety. The effect it had on my life was massive. His anxiety became my own, last-minute plans were a nightmare, and I ached with guilt every time I had to leave him at home even just to run to the store. Worst of all, I couldn’t find a real, reliable way to help Percy. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could live like this, so I became determined to find a solution.

Hey there, I’m Julie Naismith. A behavior-science geek, mountain bike enthusiast, lover of rainbows colours, and globally respected dog trainer.

I know exactly how you feel right now. My dog, Percy, used to have terrible separation anxiety. The effect it had on my life was massive. His anxiety became my own, last-minute plans were a nightmare, and I ached with guilt every time I had to leave him at home even just to run to the store. Worst of all, I couldn’t find a real, reliable way to help Percy. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could live like this, so I became determined to find a solution.

The truth is that, like us, dogs are born with their own quirks and phobias. So I’m happy to tell you that, no, you did not cause your dog’s separation anxiety, nor do you need to let them just “cry it out.” Whoever tells you otherwise is just plain wrong.

But there is a way to help your dog be more comfortable while you’re away and better yet, it’s rooted in the science behind dog behavior. I use real evidence to inform my methods and implement them in kind, humane ways.

Whether you’re a frustrated owner or dog trainer looking to grow your online offerings, I can help teach you how to ease separation anxiety.

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Jo U.

“Penny is now able to be left alone for five hours without her being anxious. It's given me a chance to find a new normal - and be able to do some normal things. I'm able to pop to the gym, go to the grocery store, even just grab an UberEats without having to worry about how Penny is going to react as much.”

Michelle

“Thank you to Julie Naismith and her training techniques!!!!!I It really does work...(with a ton of patience and hard work)”

Patty B

“My husband called Skippy, "lockdown version 2.0" because we couldn't go anywhere unless we could take Skippy with us. Her demeanor now seems like it's building a more durable foundation for tolerating absences. We are having more fun and I love the community of pet parents and trainers who truly understand SA life in a way that even experienced dog owners, veterinarians, family and friends do not.”

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