Spring Seminar


Separation Anxiety presented by Malena DeMartini

  • Speakers: Malena DeMartini
  • Dates: May 19 & 20, 2018
  • Seminar Topic: Separation Anxiety in Dogs
  • To be held at: Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club W1314 Cedar Drive Ixonia, WI 53036
  • Registration Fees:  $90.00 per day, $165.00 both days
  • More Information Contact:  Khris Erickson  262-542-8851 x118
  • CEUs:
    CPDT-KA  13
    CBCC-KA 13
    IAABC – 13
    KPA – 13

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Separation Anxiety – Mission Possible

As the title suggestions this conference will reveal the not commonly believed fact that indeed resolution of separation anxiety is truly possible.

Separation anxiety wreaks havoc on dog and guardian alike. The suffering the dog endures is apparent in every heart-wrenching howl, yet we cannot forget about the deep worry and frustration that the guardians experience as well. Dogs are destroying their homes which become quite costly to repair, landlords are issuing final warnings concerning the barking problems and tension runs high when one more vet bill rolls in after the dog has hurt himself in yet another escape attempt. These are all too familiar scenarios and there are many others.

It is estimated that at least 17% of the dogs in the United States suffer from separation anxiety and we are seeing newer figures that indicate this number is likely an underestimation.

Separation Anxiety is not easy to resolve but it is simple in many ways and help is at hand for trainers and guardians.

 Advances in technology, new ways of thinking about support, and a structured approach to creating separation anxiety plans have turned a nearly impossible task into a doable one with successful resolution of even the most severe separation anxiety cases being attainable.

Join Malena DeMartini, a Jean Donaldson Academy graduate, author of the book Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, and over 15 years’ experience and several hundred successful separation anxiety cases under her belt, for a conference where both professionals and guardians will learn how to help resolve separation anxiety issues with confidence.

What You Will Learn

  • The key components of successful separation anxiety case resolution
  • How to incorporate simple new technologies to make the work quicker and more accurate. (And don’t worry – you don’t have to be a techie.)
  • How to set up training plans and create the proper environment in which the guardian and their dog can work constructively
  • What clients can expect and how to work closely with professionals to successfully resolve the issue


Saturday, May 19

  • Introduction
  •   Risk Factors
  •   Assessing separation anxiety
  •   Case Distinctions
  •   Setting up for success
  •   Commonly Misunderstood Topics
  •   Crates & Feeding toys
  •   Behavior plans
  •   Being a Good Counselor

Sunday, May 20

  •   Miscellaneous Topics
  •   Case Study Review
  •   Regressions and Plateaus
  •   Data Tracking
  •   Technology Use
  •   The Business Side of SA
  •   Pharmacology and Alternative Remedies
  •   Success in separation anxiety


Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs.

In addition to writing and lecturing, Malena oversees a team of the top SA trainers in the world and runs a certification program for accomplished trainers looking to hone their skills. She continues to educate trainers to better treat separation anxiety and help dogs and humans overcome this agonizing behavior.






Contributing presenter Casey McGee, CPDT-KA, CTC, CSAT, owns Upward Hound Dog Training in Star Prairie, Wisconsin. She graduated from Malena’s separation anxiety certification program in 2015 and is also a graduate and now staff member of the Academy for Dog Trainers. She comes from a background in organic farming and social justice, and is pleased to call dog training her third and final career. She has a passion for issues of fear and aggression in general, separation anxiety in specific, and scientific literature on all things dog behavior.


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