Join us for the SPCA of Westchester’s "The Way Home" Community Workshop f or Local Trainers & Pet Owners

(Dogs are not permitted to this event-2 legged guests only!)

Separation Anxiety presented by Malena DeMartini
Speaker: Malena DeMartini
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2018 Time: 9am – 5pm
Seminar Topic: Separation Anxiety in Dogs
To be held at: William J Vescio Community Center, (Briarcliff Manor Library) 1 Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 
CEUs: Applied for CCPDT

Registration Fees 

-Trainers: Early Bird Registration: $100pp if paid in full by 10/21/17; $125pp after 10/21/17
-Pet Owners: No Charge but MUST reserve your spot in advance by emailing Donations are Welcome, max 40 persons

Registration Materials - Contact: Jeanne Clune


Separation Anxiety – Mission Possible

As the title suggestions this conference will reveal the not commonly believed fact that indeed resolution of separation anxiety is truly possible.

Separation anxiety wreaks havoc on dog and guardian alike. The suffering the dog endures is apparent in every heart-wrenching howl, yet we cannot forget about the deep worry and frustration that the guardians experience as well. Dogs are destroying their homes which become quite costly to repair, landlords are issuing final warnings concerning the barking problems and tension runs high when one more vet bill rolls in after the dog has hurt himself in yet another escape attempt. These are all too familiar scenarios and there are many others.

It is estimated that at least 17% of the dogs in the United States suffer from separation anxiety and we are seeing newer figures that indicate this number is likely an underestimation. Separation Anxiety is not easy to resolve but it is simple in many ways and help is at hand for trainers and guardians.

Advances in technology, new ways of thinking about support, and a structured approach to creating separation anxiety plans have turned a nearly impossible task into a doable one with successful resolution of even the most severe separation anxiety cases being attainable.

Join Malena DeMartini, a Jean Donaldson Academy graduate, author of the book Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, and over 15 years’ experience and several hundred successful separation anxiety cases under her belt, for a conference where both professionals and guardians will learn how to help resolve separation anxiety issues with confidence.

What You Will Learn:

-The key components of successful separation anxiety case resolution.
-How to incorporate simple new technologies to make the work quicker and more accurate. (And don’t worry – you don’t have to be a techie.)
-How to set up training plans and create the proper environment in which the guardian and their dog can work constructively.
-What clients can expect and how to work closely with professionals to successfully resolve the issue.


Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs.

In addition to writing and lecturing, Malena oversees a team of the top SA trainers in the world and runs a certification program for accomplished trainers looking to hone their skills. She continues to educate trainers to better treat separation anxiety and help dogs and humans overcome this agonizing behavior.