Canine Separation Anxiety – Mission Possible

Do you think treating canine separation anxiety is a losing endeavor? Think again!

Advances in technology, new ways of thinking about client compliance, and a structured approach to packaging canine separation anxiety services, have made what seems impossible, possible.

Many dogs who are surrendered to the OHS have shown signs of canine separation anxiety in their previous home. These same dogs continue to struggle with their anxiety while in our care at the shelter. The fact is, canine separation anxiety is stressful and troublesome for dogs and owners alike. We want to help you avoid the heart-wrenching howls, destruction of your home, costly repairs, noise complaints, and vet bills that can result from an injury-related escape attempt.

On March 2, 2019, the OHS is thrilled to host a one-day specialty workshop on canine separation anxiety, presented by Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, and Casey McGee, CPDT-KA, CTC, CSAT.

SPACE IS LIMITED – we encourage you to register now because space is limited in our Education Centre. Take advantage of the early bird discounted rate ($20 off) if you register between August 31 and October 12, 2018.

Workshop Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Ottawa Humane Society, Education Centre, 245 West Hunt Club Road

Cost: $120 per person

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This workshop is approved for continuing education credits from the organizations:

  • 7.5 CEUs from IAABC
  • 5 CECs from OAVT
  • 7.5 CEUs for behaviour consultants from CCPDT

Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, “Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs,” has helped countless numbers of dogs. Her recent online course for guardians is now out and should prove to be an invaluable industry resource. In addition to writing and lecturing, Malena oversees a team of top Separation Anxiety trainers in the world, while operating a certification program for accomplished trainers looking to hone their skills. Malena is passionate about advancing education in this field through science-based research.


Casey McGee, CPDT-KA, CTC, CSAT, owns Upward Hound Dog Training in Star Prairie, Wisconsin. She graduated from Malena’s canine separation anxiety certification program in 2015 and is also a graduate and now staff member of the Academy for Dog Trainers. She comes from a background in organic farming and social justice, and is pleased to call dog training her third and final career. She has a passion for issues of fear and aggression in general, canine separation anxiety in specific, and scientific literature on all things dog behavior.