Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?.

If you work with canine patients in practice or have a Dog at home with separation anxiety, then this bitesize course is for you.

Learn the psychological, emotional and behavioural components of canine anxiety and how we can help our canine patients with effective coping strategies.

What will I Learn?

  • Identifying Separation Anxiety related problems

  • Psychological Causes

  • Prevention is Better than Cure

  • Stress Signs and Behaviours

  • Teaching Coping Strategies

Why gaining an understanding of Canine Separation Anxiety is so important.

Dealing with an anxious Dog, whether as a patient or companion at home can be very challenging.

On this Bitesize course, we will be exploring the many facets of Canine Anxiety and effective techniques for managing and treating this often debilitating condition.

Dogs can be resilient and adapt to changes, but others find change difficult. We know that sudden changes in routine or household members suddenly not being around can contribute to problem behaviour.

Separation anxiety or separation distress is already a problem for some dogs, and it takes a lot of work to improve or change this. With the measures in place to try to keep us all safe from covid-19, many of us are having to remain at home. Some dogs will be enjoying the additional time with family members, additional walks and interaction, opportunities to engage in some fun training or mental enrichment.

The most reported predisposing factor in separation anxiety problems in dogs is said to be a sudden episode of enforced separation from the caregiver, preceded by a period of prolonged and relatively constant contact.

Some dogs have never learned to cope with separation from the primary attachment figure and/or may have developed an overly intense attachment as a result of experiencing a long phase of constant or exclusive contact.

This fantastic Webinar is written and presented by Lisa Hird from The Dog Behaviour Clinic, who has the benefit and experience in working with Dogs and assisting owners with Separation Anxiety on a weekly basis.

How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

Upon completion of this 1-Hour on-demand Bitesize CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

This course comes with a PDF download of the course notes, and a multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD certificate.

This course comes with lifetime access and completely learn at your own pace.

Lisa Hird

Instructor Bio:

Lisa Hird

I have two rescue dogs of my own and I have worked with dogs for over 30 years. Educated to degree level I have a great deal of experience with all breeds, supporting a number of dog rescues. I am joint Principal and tutor for ISCP -The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd, delivering training on canine behaviour. I also own Dog Behaviour Clinic, using only force free methods providing the owner with effective management and training skills. I undertake veterinary referrals and work very closely with my own Vets. Creating a fear free, co-operative care experience for dogs is my passion. I do not use cruel or harsh methods. I believe in relationship centred training and being aware of what the dog is saying to us through his body language. We must always consider the emotional needs of the individual dog.

Course curriculum

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    Separation Anxiety Course

    • Separation Anxiety Course

    • End of Course Quiz