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Get alone time training right, the FIRST time!

The Home Alone™ approach is RIGHT for you if you can say yes to any of the following...

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You are losing sleep over what to do about your dog that cannot be left alone.

You are spending an arm and a leg on daycare, sitters, and running our of options.

You are reading so much conflicting information about how to best approach alone time.

You have received bad advice that DID NOT HELP the issue, and maybe made it worse.

You are ready to tackle this behavior concern and stop feeling like a prisoner in your own home.

Stress no more, The GUIDE is here!

Below you will find access to my video guide as well as tips, reminders, and additional resources that will help aid you on your journey to alone time comfort! Please always remember that you are NOT alone, and if at any time you find yourself stuck, confused, or needing additional support… I am here for you.

See below for additional training preparation tips, reminders, and additional resources to help you on your journey to comfortable alone time.

To do list for training:

Determine what your pup's alone time set up/environment will look like. (remember- you can always modify this in the future!)

Read up on body language so that you have an idea of what you are looking for. (resources below)

Plan your initial threshold assessment for a time of day in which you will likely not get an interruption.

Confirm that your cameras are set up and/or that your devices are adequately charged before diving in.

Do not forget to RECORD your initial threshold assessment! We will use this footage for reference at many points in the future.

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Things to remember during training:

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Behavior is NOT LINEAR! It is normal to feel like you are taking 5 steps forward, 1 back... 10 steps forward, 3 back.

You can always do multiple threshold check ins (on different days!) to determine where in your home your pup is the most comfortable.

We only want to train on 4-5 days per week, and this includes your weekly threshold check in.

We need to refrain from "real" departures while we are working on behavior modification. (see link in resources for tips on managing absences)

We are typically only going to train once per day on training days. (our pups need decompression time, just like we do)

The more we can reduce stress in other elements of their lives the more comfortable they will likely be during alone time training.

Track your progress! Do not make the mistake of just shooting in the dark (track time of day, activity, who does the exercise, etc.)

DO NOT make these common mistakes:

Do not always aim for "personal best" it is NOT realistic and every individual will have ups and downs throughout the process

Training more than once per day and not allowing "break/decompression" days will NOT get results faster

Do not just plan for random departures, our training needs to be strategic with am emphasis on setting up pup up for success

If your pup has a "bad day" or less than average session do not beat yourself up- (this is normal and expected)

Do not focus on always increasing your criteria, easier wins are actually what will help build up comfort faster

This is NOT a race! Getting to your goals will likely be hundreds of small wins gradually built up over time

Lastly, you are NOT alone!

Alone time cases are the only behavior modification cases I take on at this time- essentially what I live and breathe! If the process feels daunting, if you feel stuck, or even if you just want to bounce some ideas off of an expert in the field... I am here for you! Please click the link below and we can set up a time to discuss your case in more detail.