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This is “Coco”, a 5 year old Catahoula Leopard Dog that came to us for separation anxiety and aggression with other dogs. Coco spent 20 days with us in our Immersion Boarding School program, to help work through his problems.
During Coco’s stay, we had a lot of ups and downs with his anxiety. We were able to get him to stay in his kennel without destroying anything in it, break out, or bark continuously. We worked immensely on self control for many reasons, mainly including his anxiety and his dog aggression. We were also able to get Coco integrated with our pack, and around many other dogs without aggressive outbursts.
One of the most difficult things we help clients with is separation anxiety. The reason it’s so difficult, is because it’s hard to train your dog when you’re not there. Coco went home with a full list of activities and drills for his owner to work on while she is home, and guidelines for her to follow when she was not home.
Since his return home, Coco has made major improvements with his anxiety in his kennel, as well as his self control around other dogs. He still has a long road in front of him, but he’s off to a great start!
If you’re dealing with separation anxiety at home, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common behaviors we work with in our program, and we can help. Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss training options for your dog. Serving Royal Oak MI, Troy MI, Birmingham MI, and surrounding.