Separation Anxiety

Let’s get your life back on track…

As a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, I have the expertise to help you help your dog overcome this debilitating behaviour.

Why can’t my dog just relax?

Living with Separation Anxiety

If you and your dog are living with separation anxiety, I don’t have to tell you the impact it has on your entire family.

The inability to make plans, to enjoy an evening out, to be spontaneous. Then there’s the emotional side – the stress, frustration, guilt, and the feeling of being well and truly trapped.

Here’s the good news – real change is possible!

Working with Kim

As a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, I have the expertise to help you help your dog overcome this debilitating behaviour problem.

I use science-based systematic desensitisation training exercises that gradually help your dog become confident in their own company.

And I can honestly say I know how you feel!

We rescued a beautiful Greyhound last year named Rocket and we are his fourth and forever family. He suffered from separation anxiety when he first arrived, but I am pleased to say, with training, he has recovered and now feels safe when we leave.

When you work with me…

I will listen. I will tailor a recovery plan specific to you and your dog. I will be there for you every step of the way – on the good days and the rough ones.

I will be honest. There is no quick fix for separation anxiety training, but with time, patience, commitment, and dedication amazing results are possible. I can’t wait to celebrate yours!

Understanding Separation Anxiety

Much like anxiety disorders in humans, separation anxiety in dogs is truly something your dog cannot control. When left alone, dogs suffering from this debilitating form of anxiety go into a panic.

Every dog is different – some vocalise, some are destructive, some even experience loss of bowel control. Others suffer in silence and might hide, pace, shake, salivate, freeze etc…

Things such as life-changing events (moving, rehoming, loss of a companion), genetics, and temperament can all be contributing factors. Separation anxiety in dogs typically will not resolve on its own but will rather become worse.

Want to get you and your dog’s life back on track?

Your History

Firstly, please fill in our questionnaire below so I can get a good idea of what is happening at home with your dog.

Free Initial Consult

Once I have reviewed your completed form, we will book an online ½-hour complimentary consultation to discuss your and your dog’s individual situation and training options.

TWO TRAINING OPTIONS

Superstar Program

If you choose to work one-on-one with me, I will provide you with 20-30 minute daily exercises to gradually get your dog comfortable with being left alone.

During this individually tailored 4-week program, exercises need to be completed five days per week and I will be in touch on each of those days for feedback. We will meet weekly to reassess how your dog is progressing.

DIY Alternative

My new Do-It-Yourself Separation Anxiety Program has all the ongoing support you need to move forward at an affordable cost.

6 modules, delivered weekly via group Zoom lessons to start your SA journey the right way.

We can talk about which training option suits your situation best, and the cost in your complimentary ½-hour online consultation.

Ready to get your life back on track?

HAPPY FAMILIES

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Sarha, Ben, Vinnie & Ernie

Kim is a very knowledgeable dog trainer who is very generous with her time. We took our Spoodle, Ernie, to puppy pre-school with Kim and have been working with Kim to help with Ernie’s separation anxiety. We have seen a huge change in Ernie from his training with Kim, who was also generous with providing…
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Molly, Brandon & Poppy

We are so grateful for Kim’s help with our girl Poppy. She couldn’t be left alone for more than a couple of minutes before completely freaking out and now we are able to comfortably go out for a couple of hours, all the while Poppy is completely relaxed. I am so thankful we committed to…
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Daphne & Arthur

Kim gave me excellent guidance on Arthur’s separation anxiety. Firstly at Puppy School and then I attended a webinar she presented on SA. I wanted him to feel “SAFE” when left alone. So I set about training DIY, and after a great deal of ‘missions’, persistence and patience, we have made appreciable progress. He now settles…
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Madeleine & Hank

I came across Kim after spending months and months not really knowing how to deal with my dog’s separation anxiety. No matter what we tried, we couldn’t get him (Hank) to be comfortable with being alone. My dog’s issues were quite severe and it was ruling our life, happiness and ability to make plans for…
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Lisa & Ollie

I highly recommend Kim if you are looking for help with separation anxiety for your dog! I was given her name when I was looking for a CSAT after reading about the program. I had realised early on that my puppy, Ollie, wasn’t coping at all if I attempted to leave him alone, and I…
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Georgina, Brad & Ari

We rescued Ari over lockdown and spent that time cuddling and stuck inside for several months. This unfortunately resulted in extreme anxiety when we tried to go out the front door, let alone leave her for a few minutes…. panic, ripping up of paws, etc. We contacted Kim and she has been there from day…
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Peter, Jessi & Reggie

Kim has been an absolute joy to work with and has shown us that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for our puppy’s separation anxiety journey. Kim is at the forefront of separation anxiety training and uses the most up to date methodologies from Malena DeMartini to get your dog the…
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Joel, David & Nora

Kim was super helpful with our pandemic puppy (Nora) and her separation anxiety. After a house move and other changes, our pup was extremely unsettled and Kim has helped us on the road to recovery. Before starting with Kim, we were unable to even leave the house or go on to our own balcony and…
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Jamila, Sebastian & Misch

Kimbra has helped my partner and I so much with our pandemic puppy’s separation anxiety! We were able to get our pup from only handling 1 second (yes 1 second!) to being able to withstand 2.5hrs of being alone. Just a note to other puppy parents that are struggling: Remember it’s not always a straight…
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