Learning Objectives

In this first module, we’re going to be a covering all the basics of home-alone issues as well as some prep for the course. You might be wondering if you’ll be doing some heavy lifting this week, but nope. This is a theory-heavy week with some tech-setup, and some management-creativity, plus an assessment of your dog. 


  • What is Separation Anxiety / Isolation Distress?
  • What does it look like?
  • Suspending absences
  • Data tracking
  • Using food toys
  • Crating, confinement, or loose in the home?


  • Finding your village
  • Let’s talk TECH!
  • Stress signals
  • PDQs
  • Baseline assessment


  • What have you tried?
  • Aversive tools


  • Links to articles, studies, and videos to support your learning

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you will have:

  • a clear understanding of this behaviour challenge
  • researched ways to suspend absences
  • set up a data tracking system for clarity
  • set up your tech to monitor your dog during training
  • noted your PDQs and your dog’s stress signals
  • done a baseline assessment

You’re all set! Get in there and get started.