eCPD Tutorials

Canine Separation Anxiety

£10.00 Ex VAT

eCPD Tutorial 
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    60 minutes (UK), 1 point (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Intermediate



Course Summary

This 60 minute eCPD tutorial is intended to complement the tutorial on Separation Related Problems presented by Francesca Riccomini. It examines the nature of separation anxiety in dogs and asks whether separation problems may be a far greater problem for dogs than previously recognised. It discusses the potential for both anxiety caused by anticipation of an owners absence and anxiety associated with the recognition of predictive stimuli associated with the dog failing to retain access to resources that help it to cope. Consequently, it introduces the possibility that frustration, associated with canine separation from owners, may be a far greater problem than currently recognised, affecting the majority of domestic dogs.

Course Tutor

Claire Hargrave Bsc (Hons), MSC, PGCE, C Sci, C Chem, MRSC, DAS(CABC), CCAB
Companion Animal Behaviour Referrals 

Course Length

The course is worth 60 minutes of CPD for UK delegates and 1 AVNAT point  for Australian and New Zealand delegates


The course is provided with unlimited lifetime access for on-demand learning

Course Notes

Complimentary course notes to accompany this tutorial are included

Release date: Jul 2018


Claire Hargrave Bsc (Hons), MSC, PGCE, C Sci, C Chem, MRSC, DAS(CABC), CCAB
Companion Animal Behaviour Referrals 


Claire taught ‘A’ level Chemistry and Biology until 1994, and for over 30 years she concurrently provided out of hours reception and nursing services for a veterinary practice and ran their small investigative laboratory. In 2001 she gained a postgraduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton and became a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors, becoming an ASAB accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist in 2005. She completed her MSc in 2006.  Claire runs a behaviour clinic, taking referrals from throughout Wales. She is honourable secretary of the APBC and advises the Welsh Assembly on companion animal behavioural welfare issues, including their work on electronic training devices, dog breeding and the control of dogs. She is a member of the Canine Welfare Advisory Council’s expert panel and she is an associate lecturer for Newcastle University’s postgraduate Animal Behaviour and Welfare course.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available). Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 1 AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 1 CPD point.



This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


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