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Up-Coming Events

The Alliance of Modern Pet Professionals offers a variety of educational opportunities geared toward pet professionals and pet owners. Seminars, webinars, and workshops will be posted here as they are scheduled. 



*AMPP Members always have either discounted or free registration for our educational opportunities, so if you are thinking about joining, now's a great time!. 

Separation Anxiety Seminar

Join us with Certified Professional Dog trainer and Certified Separation Anxiety Pro, Debbie Thomas for an evening learning about this increasingly common behavior challenge!

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WHO:  Trainers, Behavior Consultants, Dog Owners, and Rescue Representatives

WHAT:  A 75 minute seminar about Separation Anxiety

WHERESuccess Just Clicks Dog Training -- 1932 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh 15212

WHEN:  Tuesday May 7th, 6:30pm (approximately 75 minutes, with some wiggle room)

HOW (much):  $25 Non-Members,   FREE for AMPP members


This seminar is an overview of the intricacies of separation anxiety in dogs. It aims to helps dog owners and trainers gain a deeper understanding of SA's causes, symptoms, and effective management strategies. This seminar is designed to provide practical insights and actionable solutions for dog owners, rescues, & trainers seeking to help their furry friends overcome this common behavioral issue.

Key Topics:

  • What is separation anxiety? Explore the definition, prevalence, and impact of separation anxiety on dogs and their owners.

  • Causes of separation anxiety: Uncover the underlying factors that contribute to separation anxiety, including genetics, temperament, life experiences, and environmental triggers.

  • Symptoms of separation anxiety: Learn to recognize the telltale signs and behaviors that indicate separation anxiety, such as excessive barking, destructive behaviors, and house soiling.

  • How to manage separation anxiety: Gain practical tips and techniques for managing separation anxiety in your dog, including creating a structured routine, providing enrichment activities, and practicing gradual desensitization.

  • Training techniques to reduce separation anxiety: Discover effective training methods that can help your dog cope with separation, including positive reinforcement, counterconditioning, and systematic desensitization.

  • Medications and other treatment options.


Debbie Thomas CPDT-KA, CSAT, SaPRO, AMPP Certified Professional has been active in the rescue and training community for over 13 years.  She has taken two different extensive Separation Anxiety programs to help folks struggling with this behavior challenge and is excited to share her knowledge to help others.

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