Get your freedom back

Stop with the gimmicks. Resolve your dog's separation anxiety simply so you can get your life back.

The Happy Home Alone™ program is the most comprehensive online program for people whose dogs are suffering from home-alone distress.

Happy Home Alone™ shows you exactly how to help your dog relax when you leave them alone — without gimmicks like stuffed food toys, anxiety wraps, or aversive tools and techniques.

Are you starting to feel like a prisoner in your own home?

Is your dog destroying your home and furnishings, causing noise complaints with endless barking, and impossible to crate?

You’ve been suffering alongside your dog long enough — let's talk.

Get your freedom back and teach your dog that you're always going to come home for them.

Separation anxiety may be a complex beast that tests your patience (and your neighbours'!) and denies you your freedom, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Let's play a game. One point for each of the ones that you've tried:

Anxiety wraps

Calming chews

Stuffed food toys

Classical music

Natural remedies

CBD oil

Teaching a down-stay on a mat

Ignoring them before and after absences

Crating your dog

Being "Alpha" or focusing on "leadership training"

High frequency sonic devices

Aversive collars (spray or shock)

Waiting for quiet before you return

Leaving for longer and longer absences

How many points did you rack up?

You've scoured the internet for advice, talked to family, friends, and other dog-lovers. The advice you've been given sounded promising but so far, nothing has worked. You're debating hiring a trainer or behaviourist to come in and help you fix this once and for all.

You need immediate relief and long-term results.

There is help. I promise!

Happy Home-Alone™ is right for you if:

  • your dog is showing signs of distress when left alone at home
  • you are getting complaints from neighbours about barking and howling
  • you're tired of repairing the destruction you come home to
  • you've tried so many of the products on the market geared towards this behaviour challenge but haven't seen a change
  • you've hired a trainer and all you've done is work on "obedience" like mat-work or "stay"
  • you’re as anxious as your dog is when you leave the house
  • you are desperate to get your freedom and life back once and for all

You're in the right place.

By the end of the Happy Home Alone™ program, you will have: 

  • a clear understanding of your dog and their behaviour
  • the ability to read your dog's body language and more accurately predict their behaviour
  • the skills to be able to change how your dog feels about being left alone
  • the skills to help your dog recover from setbacks
  • taken a few big steps towards your freedom and peace of mind
  • the confidence and support to keep going with a clear plan in place

Choose from one of two options


$497 CAD

This is the basic plan! If you're looking for "no frills" just the basic info and a way to get your questions answered, this one is for you.

  • Lifetime Access to the course
  • New lesson each Sunday morning
  • Live support from me, Monday to Friday, in our private Facebook group
  • A live group coaching session every Tuesday evening


$597 CAD


Premium students will have priority access to me by way of video submissions during the week and Hot Seats during our weekly coaching calls. Submit video OR go live with me so that I can assess your dog's progress, give you pointers and work through troublesome spots. 

  • Lifetime Access to the course
  • New lesson each Sunday morning
  • Live support from me, Monday to Friday, in our private Facebook group, including video assessments
  • A live group coaching session every Tuesday evening
  • BONUS: Impulse Control course
  • Access to Hot Seats in our live group coaching sessions
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About your Coach, Caryn Liles, CSAT
Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer & Behaviour Coach

Caryn speaks from the heart, injecting humour and compassion into all her work. She strives to inspire pet owners and pet professionals to take an active role in learning the language of animals and teaching them appropriate behaviours through humane and science-based training.

With multiple certifications under her belt, she is a lifelong learner; she earns continuing education credits each year, ensuring that she is up-to-date with her skills and knowledge.

Her certifications include:

  • Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)
  • Certified Dog Walker (CDW)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)*
  • Family Paws Parent Educator (FPPE)
  • Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCT)

In fact, Caryn was the first Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) in Canada and co-taught the certification program for other Trainers around the world.

Caryn has trained dogs, cats, horses, chickens, a rat and even a goldfish. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds and reactive dogs. Most of all, she loves humans! A lifelong learner and lover of psychology, humans are her favourite species.

*Caryn declined recertification with this regulatory body for personal reasons

Steve & Christa


Harry is doing fantastic and perhaps as happy as we've ever seen him. In July we moved, which was marginally traumatic for him, but he quickly adapted, and is now loving life. He really is back to his old self, and his anxiety issues almost seem like a distant memory. As you know, when those issues were occurring, both of our lives were completely consumed by them, so it is a drastic change to go from that, to it being almost a non-issue.

From time to time I encounter someone in a dog park who is having problems with isolation distress and I make sure to give them your contact info We learned so much going through this process with you and Harry, and we feel like we could rescue another dog in the future, now that we have an idea of how to manage this problem.

Thank you so much for your help in getting us all to this place! You're literally a life-saver - for both us and Harry!

Enroll in HAPPY HOME ALONE™ today and leave your anxiety at the door! 

Listen. I've been doing this a long time and one of my super-skills is listening to people, not just dogs.

I know what it's like to have a dog with severe isolation distress and feel anxious and embarrassed. I've had the eviction notices, the thousands of dollars in damage to my home, the wallet-draining gimmicky sales pitch, the desperate attempts with punishment-based tools, and the guilt.

I also know what it's like to feel inundated with advice from many different sources and struggle to know what is going to work and what is totally bogus and outdated.

My job is to save you time hunting and pecking for bits and pieces of information that may or may not work, to provide you with science-based information vs. pseudo-science.


This six-week guided online program includes: 

  • Science-based information on Separation Anxiety & Isolation Distress
  • Recorded video assessments of real dogs with Separation Anxiety & Isolation Distress
  • Video and text-based lessons with clear, detailed training plans that you can easily follow at home
  • Live support from me, Monday-to-Friday
  • Workbooks and cheat-sheets (fillable and printable so that you have a clear path to follow)
  • Educational interview with a Veterinary Behaviourist on the topic of anti-anxiety medications and natural supplements
  • The support of the other students in your cohort who get you and what you're going through
  • A LIVE group Q&A session each week so you can get your questions answered (*Premium Students have access to Hot Seats during these calls!)

PLUS this bonus to give Premium Students unstoppable momentum in achieving your Home Alone goals:

Impulse Control Course

Most dogs suffer from a lack of impulse control — just like some of us! When we suffer from impulse control issues, we can get stuck in dangerous patterns.

Dogs with separation-related distress need some help in this department so they can tolerate longer absences and recover faster from setbacks.

Let's tackle this one together!

What you need to get started

I'm not going to pretend that this program is for everyone! There are a few things you'll need if you want to achieve your goals with this program. 

You don't need to be a tech whiz, but you do need some of the basics.

A camera-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone

You'll need eyes on your dog and that means a computer with a camera, a tablet, or an extra smartphone that you can leave set up on wifi. If you have a Furbo, Nestcam, Wyzecam or other video/audio recording device, perfect! 

Wifi and a data plan on your smartphone

You'll need connectivity on the go as you get closer and closer to your goal of leaving your dog alone. This is how you'll monitor your dog when they're home alone!

An open mind

Separation Anxiety is a complex beast so we have to get creative. This is why you're here! I've worked with hundreds of cases and have seen it all. I've also lived it, so I've had to get creative for myself and my clients. Have an open mind when you come into this program and work with me! 

Where do I sign up?

You deserve the training and support you need to get your freedom back and relieve your dog's home-alone anxiety

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t I need in-person training?

Do I get 1:1 coaching with this program?

How long do I have access?

What is a CSAT?

Can dogs of any age join the program?

Are you certified/qualified?

What methods do you use?

Do you offer a guarantee?

Can we work together in person?

What if I change my mind and want to upgrade? 

I have been where you are. I can help you get to where I am.

For years, I was teaching classes and private lessons and feeling guilty for being unable to give more to my students than the hour they had paid for. To maintain a training business, I was trading hours for dollars and, all the while, knowing that people needed more. More time, more support — more everything.

You simply cannot get enough from a couple classes or private lessons to give you a fighting chance at modifying reactivity.

When we opened the online Academy, I had a lightbulb moment: my students get the same amazing results as in-person classes. But on top of that, they gain a level of knowledge that is unparalleled. The skills are easily transferred because the foundation is there.

The students are more satisfied because they have access to me five days a week! That’s something I could never have accomplished before in one-on-one training.

I am so excited to be able to offer this to you, knowing that you'll feel the same.

You'll have access to consistent, safe information, almost-daily guidance and support, PLUS the added benefit of a community that doesn't shame you or blame you. They support you because they understand you — they’re in the very same position.

It's time! There's a seat with your name on it.

You've done your research. You've checked me out. You know you'll be more successful if you join us and get regular support rather than "going it alone".

It's a small financial commitment that’s well worth what you're getting out of it. You've got that warm and fuzzy feeling. I feel it too. I know we're going to rock this together. 

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