Alexandra with her foster pit bull, Otto, after adoption and he's grown up.



Separation anxiety and related problems affect more than 17 percent of dogs in the United States - that's MILLIONS OF DOGS. I know how brutal this condition can be, having worked in shelter behavior for over 10 years. It was heart-breaking to see some of the best dogs being surrendered, their families heart-broken when they could not live with their beloved pet.

But there is good news, with time and dedication, separation anxiety is treatable! That's why I am dedicated to keeping dogs peacefully in their homes:  You don't need to live with barking, howling, destruction, frantic pacing, running, peeing, pooping, anxiety, or self-injuries due to trying to escape. You can stop separation problems and give your dog a much better quality of life! Using evidence-based techniques including “systematic desensitization,” we are able to teach dogs that there is nothing to fear, and by doing so give you back your life.


Upcoming Events

  • Home Alone – understanding and addressing separation related problems
    Aug 20, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Webinar hosted by Your Dog's Friend
    Help your dog not just hold it together, but actually relax while you're away!