Are you starting to feel like a prisoner in your own home because you can't leave your dog alone without them panicking? 

Let me help you get your freedom back and teach your dog that you're always going to come home for them. 

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

If you have been suffering alongside your dog long enough, let's talk.

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.

Do you feel like you've tried everything?

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

  • Anxiety wraps
  • Calming chews
  • Stuffed Kongs
  • Classical music
  • Natural remedies
  • CBD oil
  • Teaching a down-stay
  • 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 until they stop barking 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!

Why don't you let Canada's FIRST Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer help you?

This program includes: 

  • Science-based information on Separation Anxiety & Isolation Distress
  • Recorded video assessments of real dogs with Separation Anxiety & Isolation Distress
  • Lessons with clear and detailed training plans that you can easily follow at home 
  • 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
  • Nothing that relies on gimmicks and quick-fixes
  • At-your-fingertips resources
  • One 60-minute Virtual Assessment with me, your Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) to get you started off on the right foot!

But don't I need in-home training?

No! And here's why... Our specialised program is all done virtually. This allows your Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer to observe your dog during a short absence in the most organic way possible (without sitting in your living room). We can do more, virtually, without doing an in-home visit where we cannot observe your dog during an absence.

So you don't need to see the behaviour in-person?

No. Absolutely not. How would we? Home alone issues happen when dogs are...home alone. This is where technology is our greatest asset.

Modifying this complex behaviour challenge is best done virtually so that your Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer can monitor your dog via live video-feed while you come and go, communicating via text in real time!

So I don't need to pay more to have someone come to my home so that they can see....less?

Your Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer can provide you with a step-by-step plan, coach you through it in real time, and work out any kinks.

No crates, Kongs, distractions, manners-training, "dominance"-related silliness, or pricey gimmicks. 

Just results. 


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 four 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. She is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, a Family Paws Parent Educator, and a Fear Free Certified Professional.

TCCE began in 2008 and quickly grew to a full brick and mortar location, running 6 days per week with a team of qualified instructors, dedicated to achieving stellar results with clients and their dogs. Recommended by Veterinarians and Veterinary Behaviourists.

Caryn has trained dogs, cats, horses, chickens, a rat and even a goldfish. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds and reactive dogs.

Why hire a CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer?

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I've been where you are.

My last dog, Parker, suffered horribly with Isolation Distress for a decade before I found my very own CSAT. Even as a Professional Dog Trainer I could not figure out how to resolve this complex behaviour challenge that was slowly destroying my life with my dog. 

When my CSAT, Malena, helped me to resolve Parker's home-alone issues and celebrated his "remission" after four intense months of training, I was sold. 

I worked alongside her, co-taught the Separation Anxiety Certification Program for Professional Trainers who want to specialise in home-alone issues, and finally stopped referring all of my cases out to Veterinary Behaviourists. 

I watched as my success rate went from 0-10% resolution to upwards of 70% resolved cases. 

It was life-changing, both personally and professionally. 

It was a relief to come home to no damage, no noise complaints, no broken windows and missing doorframes. It was an even greater relief to came home to a relaxed dog who was happy and safe.


I can't wait to help you get there too.

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.

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! 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.

Steve & Christa

& Harry

Stop spending your money on gimmicks. No amount of ignoring your dog, being "Alpha", teaching them to "stay", CBD oil, anxiety wraps, calming music, natural calming chews, or "thoughts and prayers" are going to resolve this common canine panic disorder.