I've been where you are. I know that feeling of dread as you lock your door, knowing your dog is panicking and your neighbours will be upset. The same feeling of dread that you're experiencing when you're coming home and you know to expect a disaster zone and a very anxious dog.
I adopted Parker (German Shepherd/Husky mix) in 2003 only to find out that he could not be left alone due to his severe isolation distress. He would bark and howl for hours on end, resulting in noise complaints and eviction notices. He would destroy my baseboards and doorframes, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of repairs. I spent another thousand dollars on training that didn't work, gimmicks, anxiety wraps, food toys and bark collars. I was at the end of my rope.
I found a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer who worked with me almost daily and within a few months, I could leave Parker alone and stress-free for 4 hours. I got my life back! I was so inspired that I too became a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer and even co-taught the trainer course with the founder!
I have been where you are and I can help you get to the point where you can leave your dog alone without all the gimmicks. I can help you get your life back.
In January 2015, I was referred to Caryn - and it changed our lives. We followed Caryn's protocol for about a month. During that time, Atlas had his ups and downs, his good days and bad ones, but by the end of it we had our happy boy back! It was incredible. And while Atlas's anxiety will resurface from time to time, it is not nearly as severe and is only precipitated by a series of thunderstorms or when we go on vacation…a far cry from where we were in 2015.
It is difficult to put into words how amazing Caryn is - from educating us about our dog's behaviour to the 1-on-1 coaching and constant support - we owe a great deal of Atlas's happiness to her. If you are willing and able to commit to putting in the work, I have no doubt you'll see the results you (and your dog) are seeking. THANK YOU, CARYN!