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TRAINING WITH ALLY

Helping clients worldwide reach their Home Alone™ training goals with an innovative self-paced approach! Create a custom training plan that works for:

                     YOUR family

                     YOUR schedule

                     YOUR budget

 

So, your pup is not comfortable when left alone at home?

Does your pup vocalize, become destructive, or attempt to escape when you leave the house?

Have your neighbors complained about your pup leading to increased anxiety and tension in your community?

Have you spent hours researching how to help your pup feel comfortable when left alone but not seeing any lasting impact from your efforts?

Are you confused and feeling discouraged by all of the conflicting information out there? 

Have you tried working with a trainer but feel as though you are not making progress and/or the behavior is getting worse?

You have come to the right place!

How does training work?

What will training look like?

Custom Training Plan

Individual training plans based on your pup's comfort levels sent 4-5 times a week

Science-backed Approach

We utilize systematic desensitization

Flexible Packages

Change your level of support anytime based on your needs, schedule, and budget.

Weekly Check ins

Live Threshold Assessments weekly to ensure we are going as fast as we possibly can

Unlimited Support

Access to an expert in the field Tuesday-Saturday via WhatsApp, email, and our shared docs

Peace of mind

You are working towards maximum comfort when using my Home Alone™ approach

Not quite ready to dive into training?

I've got you! Download my FREE Guide today to get a better feel for my process, what to expect in training, and how to get your pup heading in the right direction. It will be in your inbox within moments and did I mention already... IT'S FREE???

Not sure if you need the intensive support? I've got you! Dive into my self-paced online training platform solo and add on additional support later if you find that you need more guidance!

If you are interested in training but not 100% how much support you need, fill out my New Case Intake Form and I can give you individual feedback on the best first steps for your pup's case!

What my clients are saying...

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TEAM ARTHUR

Chicago, IL

"Working with Ally to address Arthur's separation anxiety was the best investment I've made for his wellbeing and for the quality of our relationship. Ally made what was initially a daunting and overwhelming experience manageable with her extraordinary knowledge of behavior combined with her relentless optimism and encouragement. If I could change anything, I would have initiated the treatment process sooner, as soon as I noticed the first sign of a problem, rather than avoiding the issue or hoping for a shortcut solution. The end result has been so gratifying to know that my puppy feels safe and happy while on his own, and that would not have been possible without this specialized treatment plan and support."

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TEAM ANNIE

Arlington, IL

"Ally has been an absolute pleasure to work with! Even though we are hundreds of miles away from her, her program has worked wonders for us. She is incredibly committed to helping pups work through their separation anxiety. When we first came to her, we were at a loss with our pup. She was able to guide us in the right direction and our pup just officially graduated her program with, get this, a 3.5 hour absence threshold! We wouldn't be able to celebrate this accomplishment without recognizing that Ally is the mastermind behind it. Forever grateful we found her!!"

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TEAM OLIVE

Mount Prospect, IL

""Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We went from being prisoners in our own home to being able to do our normal activities. This week I went to bike club, run club, the gym and the doctor no problem. This was unthinkable before!""

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TEAM HAZEL

Portland, OR

Working with Ally truly changed our lives! Before Ally came along, my pup suffered from moderate isolation anxiety, and I was convinced there was nothing that could be done. But in meeting Ally and starting our work together, I quickly noticed such a positive impact even in our first few days of training. The training is a commitment, hard work and you have to put in the effort - but the impacts are long lasting and freeing. After working alongside Ally and steadily working to grow my pups alone time for a few months, my pup graduated to several hours of comfortable alone time. ALL thanks to Ally! Throughout our training - and even after - Ally stayed committed to what was best for my pup and kept being our cheerleader even when we were in the weeds of getting to that first 5 minutes of comfortable alone time. Ally always listened to our needs and explained the 'why' behind her approach and the psychology and science behind her work - she is so experienced and educated in this area and that showed through our work together. I could not recommend her more! Thank you, Ally!

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TEAM BENSON

East Northport, NY

Just like a doctor sometimes needs to see a specialist himself, I needed a separation anxiety expert when my senior dog started experiencing intense SA.  Despite being a professional dog trainer myself for the last decade, I knew I needed someone to walk me through the ONLY real fix for SA. Knowing I wanted to do the work once and right, I reached out to Ally. And boy, am I happy I did! My dog can now be home for 4 hours alone and we're still building. Before Ally, if I went to get the mail, it turned into panic. Ally gave a thorough plan with plenty of guidance each day to get the results that we needed. She was also always just a text away if I had any questions. I will continue to refer all my clients to Ally for their SA needs! 

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TEAM COOPER

Minneapolis, MN

“Working with Ally is the best investment we’ve made for our dogs during the pandemic. We have three dogs: a senior rescue who has had separation anxiety for the past 6 years, and two pandemic pups that have never been left alone. As our employers started talking about returning to the office, we felt overwhelmed: how do you prepare 3 dogs like ours for a transition like that? We found Ally on Instagram, and after our initial consultation, the overwhelm melted away. Ally provided such helpful clarity, structure, and guidance that was so unbelievably beneficial. Ally was such a great cheerleader during the time we worked together, and her positivity helped us feel like we could accomplish our goals. We’ve since ‘graduated’ from the program, and after her help we felt empowered to continue this training and work on our own. If you’re struggling with alone time, or have a dog with separation anxiety, we HIGHLY recommend working with Ally.”

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TEAM LOLLY

Nasheville, TN

Ally has been a great resource as I work to understand and help my dog, Lolly, through her separation anxiety! The support provided by the training program allows owners to work through the ebbs and flows that come with separation anxiety. Ally has been a great resource when it comes to Lolly, dog psychology, and options for medical intervention if needed. Not only has Ally been crucial in helping Lolly, she’s been a great resource for me as I go through the training journey myself! I can think of numerous times where a pep talk (so to speak) helped me course correct my expectations to better serve my pup. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to work through separation anxiety- I’m full of hope for Lolly!

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TEAM DAFFNE

San Luis Obispo, CA

"Ally gave Daffne and I the confidence to explore time alone and work towards our goals. Separation anxiety can be a scary thing to work though, but with Ally’s help and a plan in place I felt like I had support through the process. Daffne and I are working on our own now after we reached the 30 minute mark, but It is nice to know that I can always go back and ask for help along the way."

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TEAM BOAZ

Miami, FL

"I am so happy that I hired a CSAT using Malena DeMartini's method of sub-threshold training. I had done extensive sub-threshold training on my own after doing some research and reading Malena DeMartini's book with some success, however, I felt as if I would benefit from some additional support since the ups and downs of separation anxiety training can be very emotionally taxing. With my CSAT, Ally Verba, I was able to change up my pup's set-up when left alone, better understand his stress signals and body language, add in all the pre-departure cues, and ultimately get some long durations under our belts. I now feel more confident continuing the training on my own because of all the support and coaching I got from my CSAT. I highly suggest working with a CSAT whether you are just getting started on your journey, experiencing a plateau or regression, or just need some extra personalized support to keep you sane!  We are finally feeling as if getting our pup over his separation anxiety is actually possible and we look forward to many successful departures and stress-free alone time for our family in the years to come."

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TEAM DORA

Abudhabi, UAE

"Whenever we used to leave her even for small time like half an hour, she used to vocalize all the time with slight destruction tendencies. After working with Ally in an online training program with weekly live reviews and daily programs we saw tremendous improvement with Dora. We managed to build up an alone and comfortable time for Dora of close to an hour during the training period itself using the methods and material provided by Ally. We continued the journey on our own after that and were always on an uphill improvement.

We strongly recommend the team for any separation anxiety related issues for your pups and the online program works fine even with time differences.( we did this in UAE, so anything is feasible)"

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TEAM FLETCHER

San Francisco, CA

"When I started working with Ally, my dog was triggered the moment he heard me walking toward the front door. He would absolutely lose it when I left – barking non-stop, barely giving himself time to breathe between barks until I returned (be it 20 minutes or over an hour). He had no control, which was heartbreaking, and I felt trapped in my home. I read books, I watched online trainings, I listened to podcasts – but I still didn't feel equipped to cure my dog's separation anxiety. Working through the four-week separation program was a game changer. I was finally able to understand the stress he was going through and had the tools to help him get comfortable with me leaving. Ally did a wonderful job understanding our specific situation and tailoring the training accordingly. She made it so easy for me to implement the training and showed such care (and patience and flexibility) for us throughout the journey. While we're still working on longer and longer durations, my dog is comfortable with me leaving (and no barking!), and I feel comfortable leaving him alone. It's been a slow and steady process, but I saw results immediately and the growth has been rewarding for both of us – and quite frankly a relief."

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TEAM PEANUT

Los Angeles, CA

I am so grateful to have found and worked with Ally this spring and appreciate everything she's done for me and my dog. I adopted him in December and he had previously lived in and out of a rescue, two homes and at least 3 foster homes, so it was no surprise that he came with separation anxiety. His threshold was less than a minute alone, which left me feeling pretty hopeless with how to manage this and move forward (I read up on it, tried multiple different methods- nothing was working). 

After doing the initial assessment with Ally, we started building his comfort very very slowly. Minutes felt like huge milestones and it seemed to be working, but of course I wondered, if it is taking weeks just to get up to 5 minutes, how many months/years will it take to get to several hours? Ally got creative with different warm up sets that were specific to what Peanut needed, and that was a game changer in his success. What was a surprise to me was once we hit the 30 minute mark (at the end of our 2nd month) the sessions became easier and easier and our third and final month with Ally was a breeze and a beautiful thing to witness. My goal with Ally was to get him to an hour, and we surpassed that by hitting 90 minutes during our last assessment.

Building Peanut's confidence inch by inch for 5 days a week those first three months gave him the foundation and confidence he needed to understand that I'm always coming back, and he is perfectly fine on his own. I am now continuing the same structure of training I learned from Ally, and am proud to say that we've reached the 3 hour mark just 3 weeks after our last session with Ally (and now 1 hour/75/90 minutes are normal things we do every week, and we've started doing double daily sessions too)! Remembering back to our very first 3 weeks, we went from 0 minutes to 6, it is clear to me that Ally's philosophy has worked for us. Of course, every situation is different and every pup will have completely different timelines, but just know if you trust the process and stay consistent, the hard work will pay off!  We are forever grateful for Ally! 

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TEAM RUDI

Aurora, IL

"I knew it was common for rescue dogs to experience anxiety when left alone, but I had no idea how severe it could be until I got my puppy. From the moment I got Rudi, he couldn’t be separated from me for longer than a second without crying, among other worrisome behaviors. I felt so overwhelmed and needed professional help. I reached out to Ally and felt more hopeful about Rudi’s anxiety after just one meeting; she is so professional, knowledgeable, and positive. Rudi began making progress immediately with the individualized daily training plans I received. The spreadsheet Ally created for me outlined training steps and gave me space to document his behavior and ask questions. She was so flexible throughout the program and gave me tons of great tips and advice. Separation anxiety protocols are intensive, but so worthwhile to ensure that Rudi will live a happy, fear-free life when I return to in-person work. I am so grateful for Ally and the important work she does and I highly recommend her!"

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TEAM GRIFFIN

London, UK

"Working with Ally has been one of the best things I have done for my puppy. To have someone so knowledgeable, calm, and organized take you through a really well thought out program meant that the stress completely melted away. I felt like we had a cheerleader and a problem solver all in one, which meant that we made quick progress and never felt overwhelmed! I would recommend Ally to anyone, whether that is someone with a pup with separation anxiety or whether you have a new pup and want to start them off with an alone time protocol right from the start! Thank you for all your help Ally!"

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TEAM TEDDY

Ridgefield, WA

"I reached to Ally because my 6 year old dog started to suffer with separation anxiety. I was so fortunate to have her in my area. She came to my home and set up a schedule to monitor and slowly bring my dog back to where he is more comfortable with me leaving the house. Ally really cares about both the pet and the owners. I highly recommend her to you. She is amazing! Thanks Ally for helping my little guy and myself!"

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TEAM TOFU

Burlington, VT

"Tofu made significant improvements in the first months. However, we realized that he stagnated at some point. Ally suggested that combining behavioral training and medications would be very beneficial to Tofu. Tofu's Vet corroborated her suggestion, and following this, Tofu kept a consistent improvement. Right now, Tofu is doing super well and does not show any sign of separation anxiety, even when my wife and I stay out of home for more than 9 hours.  We have never reached this point even before the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are very happy with the results and very grateful to Ally's support. It might not be fast to see big improvements, and it requires a lot of homework and patience. However, it pays off, especially if you are looking for a long-term solution through a process that respects the dog's limits."

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TEAM RALI

Portland, OR

"Like everyone else going into quarantine back in 2020, we thought getting a puppy would be easy while we were at home. What we soon learned is that raising a puppy in these circumstances just came with its own challenges. Ally taught us how to approach our puppy's separation anxiety from a new perspective and she gave us the tools to successfully address each of her needs on our own terms. I knew Ally was going to help us tremendously when we started to see major changes with our dog from the first session! It was amazing to see changes in her demeanor week after week. I would highly recommend Ally to anyone trying to build trust with their dog." 

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TEAM WALTER

White Plains, NY

"Working with Ally was wonderful! She was incredibly patient, communicative, and optimistic about my dog Walter's process and we definitely saw progress in the time we worked together. Would recommend!"

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TEAM CLOVE

Berkeley, CA

"My dog, Clove, would bark and whine seconds after I closed the door, even if I was going to get the mail or take out the recycling. It was very stressful and I didn't know what to do. In a few short weeks, with a lot of guidance from my CSAT, Clove was able to be alone for almost ten minutes. I never would have known how to start and I highly recommend this program for anyone who is struggling with helping their dog with separation anxiety. We are now moving towards longer periods of time with ease!"

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TEAM LUCCA

Portland, OR

"Ally is the absolute best and honestly, I do not know where we would be without her. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we brought home a Goldendoodle who would not stay in a crate or anywhere by himself.  We literally could not take a shower without him going crazy. With Ally's consistent training and encouragement, I am happy to say he is now able to be alone.  He also has been hanging out with Ally 2 days a week since he was a few months old and we have the best trained (loose leash walker!!), most socially comfortable pup I could have ever dreamed of.  I cannot recommend Ally enough - completely worth the investment and your dog will love her!"

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