Canine Separation Anxiety


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Course Summary

This 60 minute eCPD tutorial is intended to complement the tutorial on Separation Related Problems presented by Francesca Ricommini. 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


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


Course Notes

Course notes to accompany this tutorial are included.


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This eCPD tutorial is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


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Claire Hargrave

Bsc (Hons), MSC, PGCE, C Sci, C Chem, MRSC, DAS(CABC), CCAB


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.

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