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Title: Nicole Wilde: Separation Anxiety and Dog-Dog Play

When: 04/13/2014 at 09:00 to 04/13/2014 at 16:30

Where: Radisson Hotel


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Separation Anxiety: Both Sides Now (Morning) Many owners become frustrated and overwhelmed living with a dog with separation anxiety, and some even give up. While most trainers are aware of standard protocols and approaches, some dogs just haven’t read the game plans, and outside-the-box solutions are needed. Living with Sierra, a shelter dog who came with a deeply entrenched case of separation anxiety, has given Nicole an insider’s perspective on separation issues and has emphasized the fact that a cookie-cutter approach does not work for every dog. Nicole’s twenty years of experience as a canine behavior specialist, along with her newfound empathy for owners, allowed her to develop outside-the-box, creative ways to address separation problems and to support owners. This presentation includes lecture and video. Topics include: - How to accurately diagnose a separation issue, and how to differentiate separation anxiety from isolation distress. - Root causes, and how owners can have an influence for better or worse. - Creative management options, including what to do in an emergency. - The Alone Zone: Where in (or outside) the house to leave your dog when you’re away; what is not recommended and why. - The latest, easy-to-use technological advances that allow you to monitor your dog while you’re away. - Assessing if and when pharmacological intervention is appropriate, and two natural alternatives to consider. - Complementary products and therapies that may help. - Separation anxiety myths (You might be surprised at some of the “accepted wisdom” that is simply untrue!). - Common questions, such as “Could getting a second dog help?” - A structure to help you formulate a customized behavior modification plan. Whether you are a trainer, owner, or shelter/rescue worker, you will come away from this seminar with a better understanding of separation issues and how to modify them in order to lessen stress for both owners and dogs, and

Sponsor: Wisconsin Humane Society

Speaker(s): Nicole Wilde

Contact: Nora Hart
 Phone: 414-431-6156


Radisson Hotel
2303 N. Mayfair Road

Wauwatosa , WISCONSIN 53226
United States