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  • Puppy separation anxiety training

  • Rescue dog separation anxiety training

  • Alone-time, frustration tolerance training

  • Humane and effective training techniques

  • Private sessions and classes

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  Alexandra Dilley
M.A. Animal Behavior, CPDT-KA

I specialize in treating separation anxiety in pet dogs and offer personalized solutions that will truly transform your dog's life! 


Whether through private sessions or my popular online class, I bring my expertise to dog owners everywhere, thanks to partnerships with trusted organizations like Your Dog's Friend and the Humane Rescue Alliance.

My commitment to advancing the understanding of canine separation anxiety is evident through my recent publication in the peer-reviewed journal, Veterinary Sciences. We examined the profound changes in living situations during the COVID-19 lockdown and how they affected dogs with pre-existing separation-related problems. 

With a background as the Director of Behavior & Training at the Humane Rescue Alliance for eight years, I oversaw all behavior and training programs for the shelter and community. I hold a master's degree in Animal Behavior & Conservation from Hunter College, CUNY, as well as the Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed certification, ensuring you're working with a highly qualified professional.

Reach out to me today, and together, we'll embark on a transformative journey that can provide your dog and you with the peace of mind you both deserve. 


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Jane, dog home alone after separation anxiety training

Jennifer & Foster Jane

"When Alexandra told me the training was in zoom, I was skeptical.  It was actually awesome.  Alexandra was able to use zoom to closely observe Jane during training without Jane knowing it.  If I had tried to train Jane on my own, with the best of my intentions, I could have misread her needs and either failed to make progress, or even made it worse.  For example, there were times during the training when I thought Alexandra was being too conservative; I wanted to go faster and push harder.  Thankfully, I recognized my desire for instant progress was both irrational and desperate, so I trusted Alexandra’s suggestions, which were based on her rational, professional expertise.  I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with Alexandra and to see Jane blossom into an increasingly secure dog, peacefully snoozing on the couch while I was away, instead of howling in distress. " 

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