Is your dog struggling with you leaving? 😢


Do you dread going anywhere in case your dog's barking annoys the neighbours?😨


Are you desperate for help? 🙏


Well, you have come to the right place! 


We are masters of helping dogs with Separation Anxiety. We are specialists in helping dogs with separation anxiety and related behaviours, having studied this in-depth and worked with countless dogs to get them past their anxiety with being left alone.


How Does The Program Work?


Initially, you will get a 1 hour 1:1 session. During this session, we will put in place some foundations and some basic behaviours. These are imperative to ensuring that your dog is set up for success. 


Next, we will have our follow up appointment, this is to make sure that the foundations are in place and that we can move on or tweak them where needed. 


Finally, we have 8 weekly sessions, via Zoom, where we can maintain the plan and level up as and when we need to, while ironing out the kinks! :D 

Separation Anxiety 1:1 Programme

Price Options
One-time purchase
Monthly Payments
£165.00monthly/ 3 months
  • There are several forms of separation related behaviour issues. 

    The most common one is separation anxiety, however, if your dog is barking, howling and getting very stressed, this is more likely to be panic-related, not anxiety. Leaving your dog alone with this will usually just make it more difficult to treat. They are panicking that you won't return, so barking to bring you back, it then doesn't work which just reinforces that emotion and makes it real. 

    There is also frustration related, which then moves to rage. Basically, they are frustrated because they want to come with you or don't want you to leave without them, and they get that frustrated it turns into rage. Imagine this like road rage: You get frustrated when you get a car in your way that is driving far too slow, that then turns into a rage which is when you may start swearing and waving your fist. The exact same can be said for your dogs in this situation. 

    The cause to always be wary of is an external impact on their behaviour. Do they bark out the window until someone tells them to be quiet? What about when no one is there and there is no one to tell them off - will they just continue barking? Maybe they are barking because the post man has been and again, no one is there to stop them like you usually would. 

    These are the most common separation related behaviour issues, and the vast majority of these CAN be resolved with a simple plan.  


    This agreement is made and entered on when booking a dog training/behaviour session/package between The South Shields Dog Trainer (hereinafter ‘Trainer’) and yourself (hereinafter ‘Client’), both referred to separately as Party and together as Parties. On the basis of mutual understanding and due consideration, the Parties agree to the following: 

    General Provisions 

    The purpose of this agreement is the provision of the services described herein pertaining to the Client’s dog (hereinafter ‘Dog’). Trainer undertakes to provide the services in a diligent and professional manner, while the Client agrees to act in accordance with the instructions provided by the Trainer and to pay the fee for services rendered by the Trainer. 


    Trainer undertakes to provide private lessons for Dog and Client (hereinafter ‘Program’). The Program has been provided prior to booking and confirmed in your pre-consultation email. The lessons will take place at the Client’s home or another appropriate place, including via video call, pursuant to the prior agreement between the Parties. The purpose of the training is to adjust the behaviour of the Dog and to teach the Client how to train and work with the Dog. The client hereby agrees that no training is perfect and that the effects of the training can be affected by various factors. The trainer will take all appropriate measures to achieve training and behaviour goals but makes no guarantees as to the results. The client further agrees to take all necessary steps to aid the Trainer and to follow on any instruction or advice provided by the Trainer, especially to work with Dog daily and to constantly reinforce the training. The client further acknowledges that Dog may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions which include, but are not limited to, vehicular travel, interaction with people and other animals, exposure to adverse weather, and exposure to areas with crowds and all types of traffic. 

    The trainer will provide training equipment or advise the Client on the equipment that is necessary for them to acquire. The client agrees to use the equipment in accordance with the instructions provided by the Trainer. 

    The trainer may take photos and videos of the Dog for use in any media and advertising of the Dog Matters and their affiliates. The trainer may use such photos and video on any platform including their website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social media. 

    Service Fees 

    The client agrees to pay to the Trainer the amount agreed for the training/behaviour Modification Package. The trainer may deny training if the service fee is not paid before the above date. The Client may cancel the Program with at least 7 days notice after booking their package, provided their first appointment isn’t within 14 days of the cancellation, in which case the booking fee will be refunded. If the client cancels the program after the 7 days of booking or within 14 days of their first consultation, they will forfeit the cost of the first consultation in full as advertised on the Trainers website at the time without a package discount. The Client may request a change in appointment dates or times prior to 14 days of the appointment, if the appointment is canceled within 14 days, no replacement appointment will be offered. No refund will be provided after the first lesson of the package commences or is unable to commence because of the Client regardless of the number of lessons provided. 

    Where finance or monthly payment options have been taken, the payments must be made in full for the package, regardless of the number of sessions that take place. Where intensive packages have been booked, at least 2 payments must have been paid before the first appointment. 


    The trainer is not liable for any damage or injury caused by Dog, during or after the term of this agreement. The Client agrees to pay for all resulting losses or damages and to hold harmless and indemnify the Trainer, Trainer’s agents, employees and affiliates, from any resulting claims, lawsuits, costs and expenses, including attorney fees. If during or after the term this agreement the Dog is injured or harmed, the Client assumes the risk and agrees that Trainer should not be held responsible for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs or expenses. 

    The trainer is not liable for any damage or injury caused by the equipment during or after the training. The client is responsible for destroying or damaging of the equipment provided by Trainer in all cases where such damage cannot be credited to equipment’s regular wear and tear. 

    Term of the Agreement 

    This agreement is valid until terminated. This agreement is automatically terminated when the lessons are completed. This agreement may be terminated in the sole discretion of the Trainer if the Dog is aggressive, dangerous, or otherwise deemed unsuitable for training, or if the Client breaches any part of this agreement. 

    Final Provisions 

    In case of any dispute, the Parties agree to mediate and settle through negotiations and mutual understanding. This Contract for Training Services supersedes all other agreements, written or oral, previously made between Client and Trainer. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you



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