Become a certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer™ and help more people and pets, while growing your revenue and freeing up your schedule.

With Julie Naismith, Academy for Dog Trainers Honors Graduate, host of the top-rated Be Right Back! The Separation Anxiety podcast, and bestselling author of the Be Right Back! Books …

Become a certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer™ and help more people and pets, while growing your revenue and freeing up your schedule.

With Julie Naismith, Academy for Dog Trainers Honors Graduate, host of the top-rated Be Right Back! The Separation Anxiety podcast, and bestselling author of the Be Right Back! Books …

I had my first separation anxiety client booked by the end of the course, so the course is already paying for itself. I now feel confident taking separation anxiety cases.

I had my first separation anxiety client booked by the end of the course, so the course is already paying for itself. I now feel confident taking separation anxiety cases.

“Before taking this course, I lacked confidence in my ability to handle separation anxiety cases. I took this course so I could help my clients and their dogs with separation anxiety rather than constantly refer them to other trainers.

I don't have to send my clients to other trainers to get help for their dog's separation anxiety anymore.”

Jessica Ring, Maryland, US

You’ve made this your life’s work for one core reason :

You have a deep love and appreciation for dogs and the human-animal bond in general.

It lights you up to spend your days interacting with four-legged clients, helping them learn new amazing new behaviors and overcome the challenging ones. Some days, seeing their progress gives you literal chills — and their lovable quirks often give you belly laughs.

For continuous learners like you and I, studying up on dog behavior and enhancing your knowledge and skills feels less like “work” and more like Sunday Funday (am I right!?). You’ve got a list of certifications and courses under your belt, an Audible library full of dog psychology books, an endless queue of podcasts, and an insatiable desire to keep getting better at your craft.

You’re excellent at what you do and you’ve got the happy clients to prove it.

Yet, being the passionate trainer you are, your education is never truly “finished” is it? Separation Anxiety is one specialized area of the dog training world where you feel a little like a wobbly newborn pup learning to walk.

You don’t feel totally confident and you’re ready to change that, so you can help more people, add another source of revenue to your business, and deliver your services virtually.

  • Perhaps you’ve had to turn away clients because you don’t feel confident enough to handle separation anxiety cases on your own.
  • Maybe you’ve taken on a few cases even though you didn’t feel 100% ready, but you felt frustrated by the lack of progress and the stress it causes on your clients and their pets.
  • Perhaps as a force-free trainer, you’ve been studying Separation Anxiety, but the misinformation and damaging tactics you keep reading about make your dog-lover heart hurt. You know there has to be a better method, and the idea of gentle, gradual exposure speaks to you.
  • Or it could be that your own dog struggles with separation anxiety, and you’d do anything to help them (this was the case with me).

No matter what led you here, you’re absolutely in the right place. And if you’ve been seriously considering doing separation anxiety work, now is absolutely the time.

You don’t feel totally confident and you’re ready to change that, so you can help more people, add another source of revenue to your business, and deliver your services virtually.

  • Perhaps you’ve had to turn away clients because you don’t feel confident enough to handle separation anxiety cases on your own.
  • Maybe you’ve taken on a few cases even though you didn’t feel 100% ready, but you felt frustrated by the lack of progress and the stress it causes on your clients and their pets.
  • Perhaps as a force-free trainer, you’ve been studying Separation Anxiety, but the misinformation and damaging tactics you keep reading about make your dog-lover heart hurt. You know there has to be a better method, and the idea of gentle, gradual exposure speaks to you.
  • Or it could be that your own dog struggles with separation anxiety, and you’d do anything to help them (this was the case with me).

No matter what led you here, you’re absolutely in the right place. And if you’ve been seriously considering doing separation anxiety work, now is absolutely the time.

There’s no denying that Separation Anxiety has been a hot topic in the dog training world for some time now, particularly since the Covid Pet Adoption Boom.

But even though you know that offering separation anxiety services could drastically increase your revenue and your impact, you’re hesitant.

You may be thinking that …

1.

These cases are just too hard … is it *really* for me?

There's a myth in dog training circles that separation anxiety cases are hard to resolve. And it's so easy to buy into that. The thing is though, that when done well, using a thorough methodology, separation anxiety cases CAN be resolved. Just ask the hundreds (literally) of clients I’ve helped, including my own dog, Percy.

There's no reason these cases should be seen as harder than any other fear cases. If you already know how to help dogs over fear, this is absolutely something you can learn. Don't fall for the negative hype!

2.

Separation anxiety cases are somehow “different.”

Yes and no. There are some differences, but the science of how we help change a dog's emotions still applies. You do need to understand the specifics of how to execute separation anxiety training. Again, if you already know how to help dogs overcome fear, you CAN learn this.

3.

You’re not sure how to find paying clients.

You already know that there has literally never been more demand for separation anxiety services. The clients are out there. All you need is a system for attracting the right clients (spoiler alert: I can help you with that). And the beauty is, it can all be done from the comfort of your own home.

You may be thinking that …

1.

These cases are just too hard … is it *really* for me?

There's a myth in dog training circles that separation anxiety cases are hard to resolve. And it's so easy to buy into that. The thing is though, that when done well, using a thorough methodology, separation anxiety cases CAN be resolved. Just ask the hundreds (literally) of clients I’ve helped, including my own dog, Percy.

There's no reason these cases should be seen as harder than any other fear cases. If you already know how to help dogs over fear, this is absolutely something you can learn. Don't fall for the negative hype!

2.

Separation anxiety cases are somehow “different.”

Yes and no. There are some differences, but the science of how we help change a dog's emotions still applies. You do need to understand the specifics of how to execute separation anxiety training. Again, if you already know how to help dogs overcome fear, you CAN learn this.

3.

You’re not sure how to find paying clients.

You already know that there has literally never been more demand for separation anxiety services. The clients are out there. All you need is a system for attracting the right clients (spoiler alert: I can help you with that). And the beauty is, it can all be done from the comfort of your own home.

SAPro has had an immediate and powerful impact on my business. I am now so excited to offer separation anxiety consultations with confidence.

“There are so many courses out there for dog trainers and behaviourists but I was looking for something to make me stand out from the crowd. The SAPro course has been so well structured, full of content and totally enthralling.

Julie makes the course a joy to take. The huge element of real-time weekly online contact with Julie and my fellow students has helped cement the course content. Never on your own! I’m looking forward to continually growing my business with the support of Julie and my new-made training buddies.”

-  Lisa Morton, Northumberland, UK- Lisa Morton, Northumberland, UK

I FEEL CONFIDENT.

" The SA Pro Trainer course has helped me to understand the science behind this complex condition. I feel confident that I can now offer hope to dog parents who are struggling and disheartened. "

Sandy ReichertSandy Reichert

Here’s the truth.

(and it’s based on *literal* statistics and scientific evidence)

Handled correctly, Separation Anxiety cases actually have a good resolution rate — and they are amazingly rewarding.

The main reason so many trainers fear separation anxiety cases is they've either experienced or heard of cases not being resolved.

There’s SO much misinformation out there regarding separation anxiety, but very little of it is rooted in actual research.

There's a lot of throwing solutions at the wall in the hope that one will stick. This only ends up confusing and overwhelming the client, taking them away from the intervention that does work.

No wonder training fails.

Here’s the truth.

(and it’s based on *literal* statistics and scientific evidence)

Handled correctly, Separation Anxiety cases actually have a good resolution rate — and they are amazingly rewarding.

The main reason so many trainers fear separation anxiety cases is they've either experienced or heard of cases not being resolved.

There’s SO much misinformation out there regarding separation anxiety, but very little of it is rooted in actual research.

There's a lot of throwing solutions at the wall in the hope that one will stick. This only ends up confusing and overwhelming the client, taking them away from the intervention that does work.

No wonder training fails.

Separation Anxiety is an emotional problem based on a dog’s very real and truly morbid fear of being alone. A phobia, much like being afraid of heights or spiders.

Unless the dog training community recognizes this — and helps our clients recognize this — our methods will fail. We need to change how a dog feels about being left in order to change the home-alone behaviour.

It’s why tactics like crate training, barking it out, no follow routines don’t work. They address the symptoms (at best), but do nothing to change the emotion that drives the behaviour. In fact, some of them create more fear, not less.

That’s why clients end up wasting so much time, money, and emotional energy on things that have no hope of working.

SO WHAT DOES WORK?

Helping dog owners understand and implement the concept of Gradual Exposure, the very same trainers like you and I use for other fear-based behaviors. 

I don’t have to convince you of the science behind it -- you already know that.

The key to becoming a successful online separation anxiety trainer is to use a step-by-step system that doesn't overwhelm clients and that gets them to the finish-line. And to pair that with great online marketing skills.

IN TAKING THIS COURSE, I REALISED A LOT OF THE INFORMATION I HAD BEEN GIVEN WAS WRONG OR OUTDATED. 

“I feel much better placed to help people deal with SA issues. This program is a fun and friendly course with bite sized information to understand and help people who have dogs with SA.”

Shaun Bater Shaun Bater 

NOW I HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND HELP CLIENTS WHO REACH OUT WITH DOGS WHO HAVE SEPARATION ANXIETY.

“Before taking this program, I never felt equipped to work with SA. I would work with clients dogs who had SA and didn’t feel like I had enough knowledge. As a result, I would refer out separation anxiety cases when they came to me.This course showed me that the things I had learned, even from experienced trainers, were incorrect. Now I know these people will get the correct help that they so desperately need.”

 Kelly Fahey Kelly Fahey

I HELPED MY FIRST SA CLIENT!

“The way Julie explains training plans and how she breaks them down for us and the client is amazing. Now I know how to write the plans and relay how to do them to the clients! Also knowing the answers to all the common questions clients ask is super helpful. If you are at all serious about wanting to help clients/dogs with SA you NEED to do this program”

Jen PersonJen Person

I’m Julie Naismith,

Academy for Dog Trainers Honors Graduate, author of three bestselling books on separation anxiety, and full-on separation anxiety geek.

I’m Julie Naismith,

Academy for Dog Trainers Honors Graduate, author of three bestselling books on separation anxiety, and full-on separation anxiety geek.

I've taken everything I've learned from helping thousands of dogs (including my own dog) overcome separation anxiety and I've channeled that into an all-encompassing, systematic training formula that not only teaches you the theory of how to get dogs over this, but also GUIDES you step-by-step through the exact implementation steps you'll need to get clients through this.

I feel so fortunate to be able to do work I love from home, so I can spend all the time I want with my own pups.

Over the years, I’ve had SO MANY dog trainers ask me how I implement my method and run my business, I knew part of my larger purpose was bringing this life-changing training to other fellow dog trainers.

“I didn’t take many SA cases, they were quite frustrating for me as I found it hard to keep clients optimistic and keep them in regular contact with me and it felt like it was hard work for them. I also felt didn’t have a clear easy way to measure progress so I could keep them uplifted and positive.

Julie is lovely and an engaging teacher who kept me totally focused and absorbed throughout the course. She is passionate and knowledgeable which totally comes through in the use of Zoom calls and Facebook lives rather than just a written course.

There was also a wonderful sense of community in the group.

“I can’t wait to use my revised program so I can help more people successfully help their dogs overcome separation anxiety and get their own freedom back.”

Kerry Lawson, Leeds, UK

“I didn’t take many SA cases, they were quite frustrating for me as I found it hard to keep clients optimistic and keep them in regular contact with me and it felt like it was hard work for them. I also felt didn’t have a clear easy way to measure progress so I could keep them uplifted and positive.

Julie is lovely and an engaging teacher who kept me totally focused and absorbed throughout the course. She is passionate and knowledgeable which totally comes through in the use of Zoom calls and Facebook lives rather than just a written course.

There was also a wonderful sense of community in the group.

“I can’t wait to use my revised program so I can help more people successfully help their dogs overcome separation anxiety and get their own freedom back.”

Kerry Lawson, Leeds, UK

If you’re ready to take on separation anxiety cases while no longer feeling out of your depth, intimidated, and thinking these cases are best left to others, I hope you’ll join me inside…

The SA Pro Trainer™ Certification Program

Inside this step-by-step guided training program, I teach you how to handle separation anxiety cases with kindness and confidence using my gentle, evidence-based method. I’ll also show you how to find clients and market your business, so you can start generating revenue quickly.

SA Pro Trainer™ is the ONLY program of its kind that…

  • Gives you direct, affordable access to a leading separation anxiety expert who will teach you what you need to know to handle separation anxiety cases.
  • Emphasizes the science both of how dogs learn and of how people learn.
  • Gives you a guided, step-by-step training plan you can implement with your clients.
  • Shows you how to attract more clients (no point learning how to help clients if no one is knocking at your door!) and run your business totally online.
  • Uses the gold-standard assessment approach of testing your skills (not just your knowledge), and does so by assessing you working with a real client.
  • Gives you direct, affordable access to a leading separation anxiety expert who will teach you what you need to know to handle separation anxiety cases.
  • Emphasizes the science both of how dogs learn and of how people learn.
  • Gives you a guided, step-by-step training plan you can implement with your clients.
  • Shows you how to attract more clients (no point learning how to help clients if no one is knocking at your door!) and run your business totally online.
  • Uses the gold-standard assessment approach of testing your skills (not just your knowledge), and does so by assessing you working with a real client.

THE CURRICULUM

Your Path to Becoming a Certified Separation Anxiety Pro

PHASE 1: Separation Anxiety Fundamentals*

An 8-week, comprehensive, step-by-step guided training program with hands-on support from Julie and her team.

PHASE 2: SA Pro Trainer Pro Trainer™ Certification Program

An 8-week, comprehensive, step-by-step guided training program with hands-on support from Julie and her team.

If you've already taken SA Pro Fundamentals and are ready for 

The SA Pro Trainer Program, click here.

Here’s How It All Breaks Down

UNIT 1: Separation Anxiety Fundamentals

Begin your path to becoming a Certified SA Pro Trainer™ with gaining a firm grasp of the science, concept and theory behind Separation Anxiety.

Please note that this course is required for being accepted into the SA Pro Trainer™ Certification program.

You’ll learn:

The Science of Separation Anxiety

This program is rooted in science and evidence. As you likely know, there are more than enough internet experts with unfounded opinions on separation anxiety. This program aims to counter that, bust common myths, and help you understand Separation Anxiety at its core.

Topics covered include:

  • What we mean by separation anxiety and how to identify it
  • How desensitization really works
  • The evolutionary reason anxiety thresholds exist
  • Why helping dogs overcome Separation ANxiety isn’t about changing their behavior … it’s about changing this ONE thing

What Goes Into Constructing and Executing Efficient, Effective Training Programs

Separation anxiety success relies heavily on a precise, customized, client-specific training plans. This module will teach you what goes into devising them.

Topics covered include:

  • How gradual exposure really works (and why some people are doing it incorrectly)
  • What incremental planning actually looks like
  • When to move ahead, when to stick with it, and when to drop
  • Why focusing on cues is old thinking and risks sensitization

By the end of this foundational unit, you’ll …

  • have a rock-solid understanding on the science behind Separation Anxiety and the treatment plan
  • be ready to dive deeper into the intricacies of separation anxiety training

Ready to start changing dog and human lives?
Tuition: One-Time Payment of $497

PHASE 2: SA Pro Trainer Pro Trainer™ Certification Program

Once you complete The SA Pro Trainer™  Program, you’ll officially be a certified SA Pro Trainer.

Module 1: How to Work Across the Full Range of Separation-Related Behaviours (Beyond Anxiety)

There are many different types of SA behaviors and other “home alone” behaviors. During this module, we’ll dive deep into how to achieve successful resolution for other home alone problems that may not be related to Separation Anxiety. We’ll also explore which additional training interventions to add and when for optimal success. From how to train puppies to myth busting, this module is packed with content.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • Identifying other “home alone” issues and understanding
  • How to manage a dog who is only happy around their owner(s)
  • The 3 “E”s that help frustrated dogs increase their tolerance to being left alone
  • The #1 trigger for dogs with Separation Anxiety, and my simple exercise for helping them overcome it
  • Separation anxiety training in puppies (and how it’s different)
  • The biggest SA training myths
  • And so much more

WEEK 1: How to Work Across the Full Range of Separation-Related Behaviours (Beyond Anxiety)

There are many different types of SA behaviors and other “home alone” behaviors. During this module, we’ll dive deep into how to achieve successful resolution for other home alone problems that may not be related to Separation Anxiety. We’ll also explore which additional training interventions to add and when for optimal success. From how to train puppies to myth busting, this module is packed with content.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • Identifying other “home alone” issues and understanding
  • How to manage a dog who is only happy around their owner(s)
  • The 3 “E”s that help frustrated dogs increase their tolerance to being left alone
  • The #1 trigger for dogs with Separation Anxiety, and my simple exercise for helping them overcome it
  • Separation anxiety training in puppies (and how it’s different)
  • The biggest SA training myths
  • And so much more

WEEK 2: How to Boost the Chances of Resolution

In this module, we’ll look at what makes the biggest impact on a dog’s chances of recovery, in addition to behavior modification.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • All about anxiety medications, why they’re such an emotional topic and how to work with vets on medications
  • Evaluating the efficacy of natural and complementary therapies (and how to deal with clients who want to “try everything”)
  • How to help your clients focus on what works and avoid what doesn’t

WEEK 2: How to Boost the Chances of Resolution

In this module, we’ll look at what makes the biggest impact on a dog’s chances of recovery, in addition to behavior modification.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • All about anxiety medications, why they’re such an emotional topic and how to work with vets on medications
  • Evaluating the efficacy of natural and complementary therapies (and how to deal with clients who want to “try everything”)
  • How to help your clients focus on what works and avoid what doesn’t

WEEK 3: Getting Owners to the Finish-Line

We all know: Separation Anxiety training is HARD and the #1 thing that makes a difference to the dog recovering is what the owner does. So this week is ALL about giving you the tools and guidance you need to stay the course and get your clients to the finish line.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • How to make an amazing first impression with a new client and establish your authority early
  • How to help your clients develop really good habits
  • Why it’s time to say goodbye to compliance
  • You’ll also get access to a video of me doing an assessment with a real live client, so you can see exactly how I handle it (including my client intake form)
  • How to help clients to set useful, appropriate goals

WEEK 3: Getting Owners to the Finish-Line

We all know: Separation Anxiety training is HARD and the #1 thing that makes a difference to the dog recovering is what the owner does. So this week is ALL about giving you the tools and guidance you need to stay the course and get your clients to the finish line.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • How to make an amazing first impression with a new client and establish your authority early
  • How to help your clients develop really good habits
  • Why it’s time to say goodbye to compliance
  • You’ll also get access to a video of me doing an assessment with a real live client, so you can see exactly how I handle it (including my client intake form)
  • How to help clients to set useful, appropriate goals

WEEK 4: Body Language – Principles and Practice Deep Dive

The body language we observe during separation anxiety training is all about microbehaviors. The signs we look for are as subtle as can be. That's why, in the course, we dedicate an entire module to this topic. Inside this week’s lesson plan, you'll get access to more than one hundred videos of home alone dogs, which you can use to test and hone your skills.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • Which behaviors are most salient for separation anxiety cases PLUS how to spot these
  • How to developing stellar observations techniques and interpret your observations
  • How to understand different types of vocalizations

WEEK 4: Body Language – Principles and Practice Deep Dive

The body language we observe during separation anxiety training is all about microbehaviors. The signs we look for are as subtle as can be. That's why, in the course, we dedicate an entire module to this topic. Inside this week’s lesson plan, you'll get access to more than one hundred videos of home alone dogs, which you can use to test and hone your skills.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • Which behaviors are most salient for separation anxiety cases PLUS how to spot these
  • How to developing stellar observations techniques and interpret your observations
  • How to understand different types of vocalizations

WEEK 5: Running a Successful Online Separation Anxiety Business

You’re in business to help more people and pups AND boost your revenue. That’s why this module is completely dedicated to helping you attract clients, market yourself, and position yourself as THE go-to expert for separation anxiety. 

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • What it takes to stand out online
  • Key strategies for adding more online revenue to your business
  • The principles of online marketing and how to apply them
  • Developing winning copy for your service listing on your website
  • How to get more eyes on your website

WEEK 5: Running a Successful Online Separation Anxiety Business

You’re in business to help more people and pups AND boost your revenue. That’s why this module is completely dedicated to helping you attract clients, market yourself, and position yourself as THE go-to expert for separation anxiety. 

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • What it takes to stand out online
  • Key strategies for adding more online revenue to your business
  • The principles of online marketing and how to apply them
  • Developing winning copy for your service listing on your website
  • How to get more eyes on your website

WEEK 6: The Shadowing Program

Everyone’s FAVORITE module. Learning and studying is one thing. Seeing separation anxiety training in action, is another. During this week, you’ll follow along as I manage a real client case and see what you've been learning play out in an applied setting.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • Observe how to run video training sessions
  • See training plans being written in real-time
  • Get hints and tips for client management and for making your training interventions zing

WEEK 6: The Shadowing Program

Everyone’s FAVORITE module. Learning and studying is one thing. Seeing separation anxiety training in action, is another. During this week, you’ll follow along as I manage a real client case and see what you've been learning play out in an applied setting.

During this week’s lessons, you’ll learn:

  • Observe how to run video training sessions
  • See training plans being written in real-time
  • Get hints and tips for client management and for making your training interventions zing

You’ll Also Get:

  • YOUR OFFICIAL SA PRO TRAINER™ CERTIFICATION:

Once you pass your assessment, you’ll officially be a certified SA Pro Trainer™. Not only will this help you market your business; it’ll give you the confidence you need to start taking on more SA clients ASAP.

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO MY PROPRIETARY SA PRO TRAINER APP:

I developed this app based on my years of training my private clients. Every week, I’d ask them to keep track of their progress — how many times they practice leaving and how long their pup made it without getting anxious. We tried spreadsheets and journals, but one day I thought, why not create a tracking app, similar to a food or weight loss tracker? The Separation Anxiety Training app was born. Your future clients will LOVE this app.

  • A SUPPORTIVE, LIKE-MINDED COMMUNITY

A Supportive, Like-Minded Community of fellow trainers, me, and my coaches, so you can ask questions about specific scenarios and get unstuck in minutes. You’ll have lifetime access to this group.

  • ACCESS TO THE PROGRAM VIDEO VAULT

Access To The Program Video Vault which you can access anytime, anywhere on any device.

  • TWO WEEKLY “ASK JULIE ANYTHING” GROUP COACHING CALLS:

Twice a week you get to grill me LIVE about any aspect of your training. See other members’ questions — they may ask something you didn’t even think to ask that could help you. If you miss a Q&A, they are all saved.

  • A PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT WITH A REAL OWNER,

A Practical Assessment With A Real Owner, so that you’ll feel complete the course confident that you’re ready to ace your cases.

Plus This Business-Boosting Bonus Bundle

  • Bonus Workshop:

"Optimizing ‘Google My Business™’ to Drive Free Local Traffic to Your Website" with a Google Certified expert.

  • Bonus Workshop:

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  • Bonus Bundle:

Get my "Business in a Box", my swipe file of handouts, plans, booking emails, cheat sheets.  Don’t reinvent – grab my swipe file instead!

  • Bonus Mindset calls:

Get access to Monthly Mindset coaching with a certified life coach, to help you maintain your energy and avoid burnout.

I’M ALREADY SEEING RESULTS WITH CLIENTS

“I have never felt less imposter syndrome about dealing with a case before. I completely understand how to tackle cases and am already seeing results with clients. It's the best and most comprehensive course I've ever done. The presentation is immaculate.”

Rachel HeatleyRachel Heatley

I DIDN’T WANT TO ACCEPT CLIENTS UNTIL I FELT LIKE I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING.

“I was very interested in working with separation anxiety cases but didn't want to accept clients until I really felt like I knew what I was doing so that I could serve them better. I hoped that the course would increase my confidence in helping these dogs. The course has given me the knowledge needed to work across a spectrum of separation related behaviors as well as specific guidelines to follow when designing training plans, which is very helpful.”

Tess MorganTess Morgan

MY CLIENTS CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR DOG'S BEHAVIOUR.

“The SA Programme  allows dogs to go at their own pace keeping them safe. My clients love the easy step exercise plan. They also love that I keep in touch on a regular basis.”

Ann CorcoranAnn Corcoran

If you’ve already taken SA Fundamentals and you’re ready to take the next step …

Choose the plan that’s right for you

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FAQs

What’s the difference between SA Fundamentals and SA Pro?Foundations teaches the concepts and theory behind separation anxiety. It’s a prerequisite. Think of it as a 101 course. At the end, you’ll understand what separation anxiety is and what it takes to treat it, but you won’t be a Certified SA Pro Trainer™. quite yet.

Why do I have to take SA Fundamentals first?Think of it as a prerequisite just like there may be in any other educational or certification program. The reason I’ve broken it out into its own separate course is because it’s a self-study style program that focuses mainly on concept and theory, versus practical application, live shadowing, and hands-on support from me and my team, which is what you get inside The SA Pro Trainer™  Program.

The rest of your existing FAQs?The rest of your existing FAQs here.

Gentle dog trainers like you and I are a special breed. 

You have a HUGE heart and it breaks just a little bit every time you have to turn down a potential client because you feel unprepared to tackle a Separation Anxiety case.

Taking this next step in your educational journey will help you serve more people and their pets and help take your business (and income) to the next level.

If you’ve completed SA Fundamentals, 

Gentle dog trainers like you and I are a special breed. 

You have a HUGE heart and it breaks just a little bit every time you have to turn down a potential client because you feel unprepared to tackle a Separation Anxiety case.

Taking this next step in your educational journey will help you serve more people and their pets and help take your business (and income) to the next level.

If you’ve completed SA Fundamentals, 

Separation Anxiety Essentials Course

Module 1 - Separation Anxiety Fundamentals
Separation anxiety defined
What we need to know about how dogs learn
Deep dive into the causes of separation anxiety
Separation anxiety myth-busting
How we identify separation anxiety

Module 2 - Essential Concepts in Canine Fear and Anxiety
Understanding fear in dogs and why that matters for training
How we overcome fear
A look at frustration
Reviewing training and treatment options

Module 3 - How We Help Dogs Overcome Separation Anxiety
Systematic training explained
Key concepts in a separation anxiety training
Overview of a separation anxiety training plan
Success mindset–the human side of separation anxiety training

Module 4 - Real World Applications
Body language observation principles
Body language practice
Case study review
4 weeks of training shadowing (recorded session with real client)

SA Pro Certifcation Program

Certification Module 1 - Methodology Deep Dive
Training plan deep dive
Training plan parameters
Advanced theory
Body language principles
Warm-ups protocol — why and when
Assessing thresholds
Critical thinking to assess evolving research
Alternative treatments – how to evaluate claims
Predictability and why it matters
Antecedent arrangement in separation anxiety training

Certification Module 2 - Training in Context
Training plan progression
Drop protocol
Handling dog variability (and what setbacks and regressions really mean)
Employing different scenarios
Handling logistics
The role of medication
Food and toys as management
Alternative remedies

Certification Module 3 - Training Applications Deep Dive
Demonstration of assessment
Anything is a bore
Door is a Bore
Hyper-attachment and spreading the love
Cues protocol
Magic Mat training
Puppy training protocol
Rescue dog protocol
Senior dog protocol
Deaf dog protocol
Blind dog protocol
Multiple dogs protocol
Noise sensitivity protocol
Crate training protocol
Sleeping dog protocol
Separation when out protocol
Vet procedure protocol
Training with multiple people in household

Certification Module 4 - Setting up for Case Success
Conducting initial assessment
Conducting weekly sessions
Planning out your packages
Pricing your packages
Video recording technology setup
Efficiency tips and tricks to save you time while delivering more value
Detailed case study reviews
Data collection and analysis
Client counselling and engagement
Habits formation for client commitment
Gamifying your training
Running group classes

SA Pro Certifcation Program

Certification Module 1 - Methodology Deep Dive
Training plan deep dive
Training plan parameters
Advanced theory
Body language principles
Warm-ups protocol — why and when
Assessing thresholds
Critical thinking to assess evolving research
Alternative treatments – how to evaluate claims
Predictability and why it matters
Antecedent arrangement in separation anxiety training

Certification Module 2 - Training in Context
Training plan progression
Drop protocol
Handling dog variability (and what setbacks and regressions really mean)
Employing different scenarios
Handling logistics
The role of medication
Food and toys as management
Alternative remedies

Certification Module 3 - Training Applications Deep Dive
Demonstration of assessment
Anything is a bore
Door is a Bore
Hyper-attachment and spreading the love
Cues protocol
Magic Mat training
Puppy training protocol
Rescue dog protocol
Senior dog protocol
Deaf dog protocol
Blind dog protocol
Multiple dogs protocol
Noise sensitivity protocol
Crate training protocol
Sleeping dog protocol
Separation when out protocol
Vet procedure protocol
Training with multiple people in household

Certification Module 4 - Setting up for Case Success
Conducting initial assessment
Conducting weekly sessions
Planning out your packages
Pricing your packages
Video recording technology setup
Efficiency tips and tricks to save you time while delivering more value
Detailed case study reviews
Data collection and analysis
Client counselling and engagement
Habits formation for client commitment
Gamifying your training
Running group classes

BONUSES

  • Body language extended practice (60 videos to test yourself on)
  • 4 week live case shadowing
  • Live client Q&A
  • Book that client – conversion email sequence to take clients from cold to sizzling
  • 8 Lession Online Marketing Module

BONUSES

  • Body language extended practice (60 videos to test yourself on)
  • 4 week live case shadowing
  • Live client Q&A
  • Book that client – conversion email sequence to take clients from cold to sizzling
  • 8 Lession Online Marketing Module

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