Anxiety free Programmes

Empowering you with the essentials to making your dog happy
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A sustainable solution to fear and anxiety

Your journey to an anxiety-free dog starts here. Teach your dog to be comfortable without you. Help your dog to feel calm around their triggers. Please choose one of the options below.

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Separation anxiety individual programme

From EUR 599 (6,459 SEK)

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Separation anxiety group programme

From EUR 149 (1,599 SEK)

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Fears and phobias programme

From EUR 225 (2,370 SEK)

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Stress and general anxiety programme

From EUR 225 (2,370 SEK)

My approach

to dog anxiety

Together we will get to the root of your dog’s behavioural problems. Every dog and owner is unique. I will teach you to better understand your dog, but also create awareness of your own behaviour and relationship with your dog. With a strong foundation as a starting point – based on mutual understanding, trust and connection – we can start to make positive changes.

I hold a PhD degree in animal behaviour and I am an active scientist in the field of dog separation anxiety, stress, emotions, cognition and welfare. I have spent over 15  years working with animals and studying emotions and stress in animals and the underlying neuro-endcocrine processes of behaviour. Read more about me here

We will find the best solution for you and your dog by using a combination of validated questionnaires and video assessments to determine your dog’s behavioural problems. In this way you will become an expert on your dog’s behaviour.

This will make it easier for you to identify your dog’s triggers so that you can help your dog to manage any situation.

Once we have identified the root of the problem, I will design an evidence-based personalized behavioural modification plan for you and your dog. 

All consultations are offered remotely online. This is a very effective way to deal with anxiety. 

The advantage of remote consultations is that I can see your dog’s anxious behaviours in his/her normal environment. 

Introducing a new person (me) often distracts the dog, which means that it is more difficult to make an objective assessment. Saving time on commuting also means that I can spend more time on actually helping you.

What other people say

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Separation anxiety
Individual programme

Step 1. Identification and assessment

The intensive individual programme takes four weeks and consists of six steps. The first step is identifying your dog’s separation anxiety type. It is essential that you film your dog while they are home alone, so that I can analyse the videos, and make an accurate assessment. You will also fill out detailed information about your dog, their behaviour, history, current situation, environment, and daily routines. I will prepare my assessment and we will discuss it during the first consultation. 

You will also need to invest in a video camera so you can monitor your dog’s progress during the training. This is absolutely essential.

Step 2. First consultation and plan

The second step is a 55 min consultation, in which we will discuss your dog’s behaviour, and you will receive valuable information about separation anxiety, common myths and what to avoid. Of course you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

We will discuss your dog’s behaviour and body language so that you will learn to recognize your dog’s stress and relaxation signals. Many stress signals are subtle, and need some training to pick up. I will teach you how to do this and provide you with solid resources so that you can continue learning at home. 

Recognizing your dog’s signals is a critical step in helping your dog overcome anxiety, because the purpose of the training plan is that your dog doesn’t show any signs of stress when you leave her alone. This is because your dog’s brain has been programmed to panic when alone. 

In the training, we will slowly start to replace the panic neurons with calm neurons. But this process can only take place when we replace your dog’s negative experiences with good ones, and this process can take several months. It is critical not to rush the process and carefully monitor your dog’s behaviour while alone, so that he never needs to panic again.

Step 3. Following the training plan at home

You will receive a tailor-made and step-by-step training plan for you and your dog. You will need to commit to training your dog five times per week, for 20-30 min per day. You also need to commit to NOT leaving your dog alone at any other times. 

 

You will fill out your progress on each training day, and I will update your training plan accordingly. Therefore, you will receive 5 training plans a week. This takes out the guesswork and you can be confident that you will make progress.

 

You will also receive 30 min of email or WhatsApp support while you are training your dog at home. Ask anything that is not clear, discuss your progress or any obstacles that you may meet on your journey. Or if you simply need a listening ear, I am also here for you.

 

Step 4. Second consult

After two weeks, we will schedule a 25 min follow-up consultation and we will discuss your dog’s progress. You will send me video recordings of your dog before the session, so that I can have a look at your dog’s behaviour while alone. Here we can tweak your training plan and keep you going on your journey towards a dog that is happy to stay home alone. 

Step 5. Progress home training

You will continue to receive training schedules five days a week (20-30 min/day), and keep recording your dog’s progress. If it goes well, we may be slowly increasing the time your dog can stay alone.

Step 6. Third consult

After 4 weeks, we will schedule an additional 25 min consultation and discuss your progress. It’s up to you if you feel you can continue training alone, and I can get you started on creating your own training plan. Or, if you feel you need more help, we can add an additional 4 weeks of intensive individual training. 

Intensive package
EUR 599 (6,459 SEK)

Stress and general anxiety programme

Step 1. Identification and assessment

The basic programme consists of two steps. The first step is identifying your dog’s your dog’s emotional state. Depending on the problem, I may ask you to film your dog during their normal daily routines so that I can make an accurate assessment. You will also fill out detailed information about your dog, their history, current situation, environment, daily routines and personality. I will prepare my assessment and we will discuss it during the first consultation.

Step 2. Consultation and plan

The second step is a 55 min consultation, in which we will discuss your dog’s behaviour, and you will receive valuable information about thow to manage your dog’s stress levels and work with specific triggers. Of course you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

We will discuss your dog’s behaviour and body language so that you will learn to recognize your dog’s stress and relaxation signals. Many stress signals are subtle, and need some training to pick up. Recognizing your dog’s signals is a critical step in helping your dog overcome their fear. I will teach you how to do this and provide you with solid resources so that you can continue learning at home. 

Depending on your dog’s problem, I will design a plan for you that may combine several different techniques to help your dog become more relaxed. This may include relaxation, desensitisation and counter-conditioning protocols, or others. I will also help you to design a predictable routine and to give your dog more control over their environment, which are effective ways of dealing with stress in animals. 

Training and follow up

You will receive a tailor-made and step-by-step training plan for you and your dog by email. This will get you started on your way to a happy and calm dog that doesn’t let fear stop her.

You will also receive 30 min of email or WhatsApp support while you are training your dog at home. Ask anything that is not clear, discuss your progress or any obstacles that you may meet on your journey. Or if you simply need a listening ear, I am also here for you.

These first two steps may be sufficient in getting your dog to be more relaxed, but if necessary we can always extend the programme and add additional consultations in which we tweak your dog’s training programme. 

Basic package EUR 225 (2,370 SEK)

Fears and phobias

Step 1. Identification and assessment

The basic programme consists of two steps. The first step is identifying your dog’s precise triggers and the context in which your dog’s reactions occur. It is essential that you film your dog in the situation where your dog is exposed to the fearful trigger, so that I can analyse the videos, and make an accurate assessment. You will also fill out detailed information about your dog, their history, current situation, environment, daily routines and personality. I will prepare my assessment and we will discuss it during the first consultation.

Step 2. consultation and plan

The second step is a 55 min consultation, in which we will discuss your dog’s behaviour, and you will receive valuable information about the specific fear or phobia of your dog. Of course you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

We will discuss your dog’s behaviour and body language so that you will learn to recognize your dog’s stress and relaxation signals. Many stress signals are subtle, and need some training to pick up. Recognizing your dog’s signals is a critical step in helping your dog overcome their fear. I will teach you how to do this and provide you with solid resources so that you can continue learning at home. 

The approach we will use to help your dog overcome their fear is desensitisation, during which we will gradually expose your dog to their trigger. But at the start it will be at such low intensity that your dog barely responds. This is why it is so important that you recognize your dog’s fear signals, so that you can prevent them from experiencing fear during the exposure.

We will also combine this with a procedure called counter-conditioning, and we will slowly start to replace your dog’s negative experiences with positive ones. So that your dog learns that there is nothing to be scared of. 

Training and follow up

You will receive a tailor-made and step-by-step training plan for you and your dog by email. This will get you started on your way to a happy and calm dog that doesn’t let fear stop her.

You will also receive 30 min of email or WhatsApp support while you are training your dog at home. Ask anything that is not clear, discuss your progress or any obstacles that you may meet on your journey. Or if you simply need a listening ear, I am also here for you.

These first two steps may be sufficient in getting your dog over their fears, but if necessary we can always extend the programme and add additional consultations in which we tweak your dog’s training programme. 

Basic package EUR 225 (2,370 SEK)

Separation anxiety group programme

Budget friendly group sessions

Are you not looking for an individual plan, but a more budget friendly option? Then the group programme is for you. 

In groups of five people we will have two 55 min sessions in which I will provide you with information about separation anxiety, common myths and what to avoid.

I will teach you the basic principles of separation anxiety training. You will not receive an individual plan but I will provide you with guidelines on how to train your dog to be alone. Of course you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Training and follow up

Afterwards we will create a WhatsApp group for all the participants so that you can support each other, practically but also emotionally. 

You will also get 30 min WhatsApp or email support so you can ask anything that is not clear, discuss your progress or any obstacles that you may meet on your journey. 

additional assessement

If you want to get more in-depth information of your dog’s behaviour and knowledge about the specific separation anxiety type, you can get an individual assessment as a discounted price of EUR 79 (849 SEK).

Get on the waiting list

This programme is in development and will probably run in the autumn of 2022. Please fill out your email address below if you are interested, and I will email you updates about the programme. You will then have priority access when it becomes available. 

 

Single consults

FREE call

You can always schedule a FREE 15 min call where we can discuss your problem and how I can help you. You won’t commit to anything by scheduling this call.

Single 55 min consult

The price of a 55 min consult is EUR 89 (949 SEK), and does not include an individual assessment or written plan. 

Single 25 min consult.

The price of a 25 min consult is EUR 49 (549 SEK), and does not include an individual assessment or written plan. This is suitable for minor questions only.