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Malena DeMartini

Separation anxiety in dogs can develop during any stage of life and can be very tricky to diagnose. You may not even know your dog suffers from it until someone else, a neighbor perhaps, clues you in! Once properly diagnosed, it can be treated, and while it won't be cured overnight, it can be overcome in months, not years.

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Guest

Malena DeMartini

Hosts

Mark Drucker and Drew Webster

Producer and Editor

John LaSala

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR: 3CW: Colorado Citizens For Canine Welfare: A group of remarkably devoted humans dedicated to public education, guidance in finding a new dog from a humane source, and animal welfare advocacy. Their goal is to shut down all puppy mills in Colorado and to stand side-by-side all organizations across the country with a similar goal.

SPONSOR: Wonder Walker & Co. The original “No Pull” harness, handmade since 2003 by the same family in Seattle. A premium quality, safer, more comfortable harness for you dog.

GUEST BIO

Malena DeMartini is a Certified Trainer and Counselor (CTC) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) – Since 2001, she has specialized exclusively in canine separation anxiety, having worked hundreds of cases and constantly innovating to find better ways to treat the condition and support guardians, other trainers, rescues, and shelters. Malena is renowned worldwide for her success in helping countless dogs (and the people who love them) overcome this debilitating behavior issue.

SUMMARY

Separation anxiety in dogs is a common issue that can cause extreme fear and distress when the dog is left alone. In this episode, co-hosts Mark Drucker and Drew Webster interview Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, the country’s leading expert on Separation Anxiety. They discuss this common condition in dogs and how to address it. They cover topics such as setting expectations for training, the importance of consistency, the increase in separation anxiety cases during the pandemic, prevention strategies, seeking professional help, and celebrating small wins in the training process. Malena shares a case study of a dog named Akilah and emphasizes the need for patience and empathy in the training journey.

CHAPTERS

00:00 Show opening

06:29 The Genetic Component of Separation Anxiety

14:28 Common Signs of Separation Anxiety

44:17 Stop Leaving Your Dog Alone for so long

51:56 The Secret Sauce: Stop Leaving Your Dog Alone

59:34 How long will it take to get relief?

LINKS

  1. Malena’s website IS HERE
  2. Malena’s book, SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS, NEXT GENERATION TREATMENT PROTOCOLS AND PRACTICES, IS HERE
  3. Malena’s online course can be found HERE
  4. Malena’s Facebook Page is HERE

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