STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

Separation anxiety in dogs can result in barking, destruction, housetraining issues and can even result in a dog hurting himself after prolonged attempts at escape. I have worked with two separate cases involving dogs that were so panicked they pushed through window screens and jumped out of second story windows severely injuring themselves.

Stop Dog Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety often gets misdiagnosed, when in fact the behaviors are symptoms of boredom or demand behaviors such as, "Get me out of the crate!" Actual separation anxiety has an element of panic that manifests in extreme, immediate reactions. Dogs with separation anxiety will often exhibit their destruction or barking seconds after their person leaves the house or room. 

Did you know that if a dog can be alone for 30-45 minutes without incident, most likely he has either a minor case of separation anxiety or doesn't have separation anxiety at all?

little badger dog is angry over whiteI can help you diagnose and treat separation anxiety, barking, destruction or boredom. I can also help you increase the chances that your young puppy doesn't have separation anxiety when he gets older. There are a lot of preventative strategies that you can use to help prevent this frustrating and potentially harmful affliction. 

Did you know that most people don't use the crate enough when their puppy is young and this mistake increases the chance of separation anxiety?

Challenging But Treatable

Separation anxiety is often considered the most challenging form of dog behavior problems. To properly treat this, you need to keep your dog under-threshold or slowly get him used to being alone. If you leave for a period of time that he cannot handle, there is a chance that he will regress back to the starting point of treatment. These constant regressions (you have to leave the house at some point, right?) can make it seem like you are taking one step forward and two steps backwards in progress. This is absolutely what is happening. 

One important point to remember about separation anxiety is that dogs don't simply outgrow this and get used to be alone. If dogs are not slowly acclimated to being alone then each time they are pushed past their limit they can end up at step one. Frustrating but true. 

Dog Separation Anxiety Kindle Book

If you are in my travel area I can provide private in-home training. If you are out of my travel area, or simply want to start immediately, you can purchase my Kindle EBook that I wrote: Stop Barking and Separation Anxiety. This is a Kindle book that you can download and start today. 

Private Instruction or My Kindle Book

Whether I meet with your in person or you read my book, the exercises that I show you are not difficult, but they do require a lot of time. There aren't a lot of options to speed up the process, although anti-anxiety medication can sometimes help. I can provide my perspective if I think you should speak with your veterinarian about anti-anxiety medication options. The key is to lower anxiety so leaving does not initiate the panic response. I have helped thousands of clients with concerns about separation anxiety. I can help you head in the right direction so you are using your time most efficiently, and effectively using only humane, logical strategies. 

What My Clients are Saying

"Jeff is a great trainer!! I first bought one of his ebooks on separation anxiety that was a great help in dealing with our new rescue puppy Nala. We were just at my parents house for Christmas Eve and there were 6 other dogs there too. We were complemented on how well behaved she is, and we have Jeff to thank for that. His training sessions all started with about a million questions from us which he patiently listened to and answered with lessons on how to work on the behavior in question. I can not say enough good things about Jeff. He has one of the best training programs in Chicago and I highly recommend his services to all dog owners. Thanks Jeff!"

Timothy P.

BOOK NEWS

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I am very proud to announce that you can purchase my new book, Triggers and Reactions on Amazon.com or Dogwise.com in paperback or digital format and Kobo.com in digital format. 

Dogwise is a publishing company based out of Washington State. They have been in business for 25 years and have no problem saying no to authors. Thanks, Dogwise!

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DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

 Dog aggression is a complex topic that requires experience and skill to address it successfully. I have years of experience treating all forms of aggression and will show you logical, effective and humane specific strategies to help assess your dog's aggression and devise a treatment plan that you...

STOP DOG BARKING

STOP DOG BARKING

Barking can be a very instrusive, annoying, and frustrating problem. All dogs bark sometimes, but if a dog barks excessively, it is helpful to know how to change this behavior. I can help stop barking. 
STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

Separation anxiety in dogs can result in barking, destruction, housetraining issues and can even result in a dog hurting himself after prolonged attempts at escape. I have worked with two separate cases involving dogs that were so panicked they pushed through window screens and jumped out of...

DOG OBEDIENCE TOPICS

BASIC TO ADVANCED DOG OBEDIENCE

BASIC TO ADVANCED DOG OBEDIENCE

It is important to understand how to teach your dog what you want and what you do not want. I will show you humane, logical and effective strategies to teach your dog anything that he or she is able to do. 
DOGS AND CHILDREN

DOGS AND CHILDREN

Have a dog and planning on starting a family? Have a child and dog that are not getting along? Want to make sure your puppy matures into a well-adjusted family member that is a joy to be around and not a burden?
YOU HAVE A BORED DOG?

YOU HAVE A BORED DOG?

Do you feel guilty that your dog is bored? Do you want to learn how to stop demand barking? Are you dealing with behavior problems such as destruction,  a dog that will not leave you alone, or just seems unhappy?  You might have a bored dog. I can help! 
STOP DOG JUMPING

STOP DOG JUMPING

When I see a dog that jumps on people, I know that this is usually the tip of the iceberg of behavior issues. Dogs usually jump on people to get attention. If it is a consistent problem, this is a sure sign that one or more family members or friends have been giving attention while jumping occurs, which...

STOP LEASH PULLING

STOP LEASH PULLING

The frustration and back pain associated with a dog that pulls on the leash is not very pleasant. Wouldn't it be nice if you and your dog could go on a nice, pleasant walk without feeling like you accidentally signed up for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race? I can help. 
STOP DOG DEMAND BEHAVIORS

STOP DOG DEMAND BEHAVIORS

Demand behaviors are identified as anything a dog does repeatedly that is undesirable for the person that it is directed towards. You can train your dog to stop these behaviors using humane, logical, strategies. 

CONTACT JEFF MILLMAN

If you would like to work with the best private dog trainer in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham or Morrisville, NC please fill out my dog training contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Get the best, professional, certified dog training in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex or surrounding areas in North Carolina, depending on your location. I will travel approximately 30 minutes from Bond Park in Cary, NC. Check to see if you are in my travel area. 

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WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE JEFF MILLMAN DOG TRAINING?

little badger dog is angry over whiteHow can you feel confident that when you hire me, I will provide you and your family, logical, effective and humane strategies to solve your dog training problems? How can you be sure that it will be worth the money? Why can't you just hire the kid down the block, take a class at the closest dog training school, or look on YouTube for all the answers?

I would ask the exact same questions, and I do, whenever I hire someone. I do research, I talk to friends and neighbors, I look at Yelp and Google Reviews and then I make a decision.  

Can you learn how to train your dog watching YouTube videos, or hiring the least expensive trainer you find? Maybe. But, there is a good chance you will spend that time and money and realize that you really did not get the results that you were looking for. Is it worth it spending time and money and then have to do it again?

Read more . . . Why hire Jeff Millman?

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