Did you know dogs can get phobias just like people do? And that's exactly what separation anxiety in dogs is: a panic disorder, a phobia.

In the past, when dogs barked or chewed while left at home, we thought they were being bad. Or maybe they were mad at you for going out.

But because of what we’ve learned about separation anxiety in dogs, we now know these dogs aren’t being bad and they’re not angry with you. They are out of their minds with panic.

What's super exciting, though, is we can get dogs over what used to think of as an untreatable condition. That's got to be good news, right?!

The solution I want to share with you is the gold standard method for treating your separation anxiety dog. There’s no better way bring relief to your dog and to you.

SubThreshold Training: The Separation Solution

Hi there, and thanks for dropping by. I'm guessing that if you're flicking through these pages, you're ready to fix your dog's separation anxiety.

If so, can I just say, wahoooo! I'm thrilled for you and your dog.

Why? Because you can get your dog over this. You can leave the house without stressing over what he's going to get up to.

You can fix separation anxiety. You just need to know what to do. And what not to do.

Imagine going out to work, to dinner, to the cinema, or to get groceries, and not having to make arrangements. Or not worrying about what devastation you'll come back to. Wouldn't that feel incredible?

Right now, that seems like a ridiculous goal, doesn't it? You're probably knee-deep in despair, hopelessness, or frustration. And with no light at the end of the tunnel.

But don't give up! I've been in your shoes and I know that you can get through this.

I'd love to show you how.

The Story

I’m Julie and I’m a self-confessed separation anxiety geek. I'm also a specialist separation anxiety training and behaviour consultant.

When my dog, Percy, developed separation anxiety I became a woman on a mission – determined to cut through the tons of incorrect advice to find how to fix it.

Having successfully fixed his separation anxiety I founded SubThreshold Training™. My vision is to help owners like you get the information you need to fix your dog.

I want to stop you having to waste your precious time and energy on things that don't work. Eurgh, there's so much advice of there which is insanely wide of the mark!

I apprenticed with the world’s leading force-free, evidence-based trainer, Jean Donaldson. And graduated with Honors from Jean’s Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC) I’m also a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) having studied with leading expert Malena Demartini’s separation anxiety program.

I work solely with separation anxiety cases, so if you’re looking for a specialist (read: geek), here I am!

Before I became a separation anxiety trainer, I coached stacks of people in big business. And helped them to achieve some spectacular results.

These days my coaching skills come in very handy because I now get to combine my coaching expertise with my passion for separation anxiety training.

This makes me different from other trainers and behaviourists.

With me, you’re not just working with a dog trainer. You’re working with someone who knows how to get you and your dog over separation anxiety.

It can be hard to stay the course with separation anxiety training (I’ve been there!). But I’m here to coach you through it.

Every step of the way.

I love dogs so much that in my spare time I’m on the Board of Directors of my local SPCA. I also run classes for them and advise on training and behaviour issues.

I’m lucky enough to live in the Canadian Rockies (fortunately, I like cold) with my husband, my recovered separation-phobic dog, Percy, Percy’s sister India, and Tex the rescue from Houston, Texas.

Julie Naismith

The Separation Anxiety Coach


Percy Penny

Head of Dog Experience, Chief Canine Cheerleader

Jason Penny