Separation Success Level 2 - Prevent and Improve by Canine Thinking Dog Behaviour & Training

Separation Success Level 2 - Prevent and Improve

Prevent separation issues in puppies and rescue dogs
Improve existing mild to moderate separation related problems

This is a six week self-study course (and amazing value at less than £10 per week!) but you can work through it at your own pace! Everyone’s dog is likely to be at a different starting point so all the information and exercises are available as soon as you sign up and there is a suggested structure, with weekly goals, to enable you to follow them over a six week period if you wish. This allows everyone to progress at a pace that works for them and for their dog.
Includes videos on training a 'safe space' for your dog to settle in quietly and has a guide on troubleshooting key issues like house-training, barking and settling overnight.

If you're not sure if this course is the right level for your dog, have a look at the self-assessment (your dog, not your tax!!!) section at the end of the Level 1 FREE mini-course. And if you work through Level 2 and find you need Level 3, we give you a discount to help you continue your separation training. 

Taking this course also gives you a 10% discount on any one to one online support sessions from the Canine Thinking behaviour team for the six week course duration.

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Welcome - please read this section carefully
Reminder about Terms and Conditions
How to get the best results from this course - working at your pace
Book discounted one to one online support
Unit 1 - Understanding separation issues
1.1 Recap from Separation Success Level 1
1.2 Understanding separation issues – how to recognise when it is anxiety and when it isn’t
1.3 Body language basics and understanding thresholds
1.4 Essential Do's and Don'ts
Unit 2 - Preparation Exercises
2.1 Before you start, does your dog need a vet check?
2.2 Establish your starting point – how is your dog coping with settling now?
2.3 Set your separation goals - be really specific!
2.4 Plan how you are going to manage separation while you are working on the training
2.5 Fill up your dog's jar of pennies!
Unit 3 - Teaching your dog to relax in a safe space while you are not available
3.1 What is a safe space?
3.2 Step 1 - make it nice to go in the safe space
3.3 Step 2 - increase the time your dog spends in the safe space with the door open (so no restrictions)
3.4 Step 3 - add a closed, but see-through barrier between you
3.5 Step 4 - Understand the 3 Ds of Difficulty!
3.6 Step 5 - Increasing duration
3.7 Step 6 - changing distance (i.e. your visibility)
3.8 Step 7 - Changing 'distractions' by reducing your dog's activities.
3.9 Step 8 - Changing distraction by increasing what happens around your dog
3.10 Step 9 - mix it up!
3.11 Step 10 - leaving the house
3.12 Step 11 - Practice, practice, practice!
Unit 4 - Six week plan
4.1 Using the six week plan and completing a training record
4.2 Week 1
4.3 Week 2
4.4 Week 3
4.5 Week 4
4.6 Week 5
4.7 Week 6
4.8 Help if you're not quite there yet.
4.9 A plan to maintain separation work during periods of change
Unit 5 - Troubleshooting
5.1 Troubleshooting - barking
5.2 Troubleshooting - Indoor toileting
5.3 Troubleshooting - nighttime issues
5.4 Troubleshooting - desensitising leaving cues