Welcome to Separation Anxiety 101

Does your dog constantly whine and bark after you have left home?
Do you worry about the emotional toll it is taking on both you and your pup?
Do you want to understand what separation anxiety is and how to best approach the problem?

The separation anxiety online learning module will provide you with valuable information that will allow you to understand your dog's behavior better. Separation-related behaviors can include constant barking and whining, destructive chewing, self-injury caused by attempts to escape, and even elimination. We now know that it is a bonafide panic disorder that happens only when your dog is left alone or away from his special people. The good news? Separation Anxiety can be improved and eventually resolve with the right plan and guidance!

This is the first step to addressing your dog's separation-related behaviors.

  • What is Separation Anxiety?
  • Separation Anxiety Myths.
  • How to prevent separation anxiety during a pandemic and in puppies.
  • How to manage your dog so you can leave your home without guilt.
  • Resources if you are interested in modifying your dog's behavior during absences.

*All sessions will include a question-and-answer period.
*This is an information session and not designed to diagnose or treat separation anxiety.


  • Must internet access and a device that has a camera, such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
  • No refunds will be made after class starts. If there's an unforeseen emergency, please contact your instructor.


Limited to 8 participants.

* Low income vouchers are available. To qualify, you should earn less than $25,000 annually or household earnings should be less than $42,000 a year. Proof of income is required and can be based on last year's income tax form, Social Security Disability, all W-2 forms for the family, Section 8, Free Lunch, Food Stamps, VA Disability, AFDC, WIC, or Pay Stub. Complete our Low Income Verification Form and submit it to trainer@mdspca.org.

For more information, email trainer@mdspca.org or call 410-235-8826, ext. 151.

Upcoming Classes:
December 12, 2020

Saturday @ 9:00am

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