Dogs Matter – Separation Anxiety and Other Dog Stressors

Course Overview

Is your dog really experiencing separation anxiety? This Dogs Matter course is designed to help you understand Separation Anxiety and Other Dog Stressors so that you can help your dog feel safe.

Discover the secrets to understanding and solving dog problems. Designed for first-time dog owners and those facing canine issues, this course will equip you with the knowledge to connect with your dog and resolve issues related to separation anxiety and other dog stressors. No prior experience needed!

We will look at body language, triggers, ways to help your dog better manage when left alone or when in other stressful situations. We will look at common dog issues and strategies for change and improvement. Sometimes the smallest of actions can make big differences.

The course will cover important information all dog owners need to be aware of:

  • What dogs need and how they learn
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Recognising the dog’s body language
  • Meeting your dogs physical and mental needs to better connect with your dog
  • Problem solving -separation anxiety and other stressors
  • Dog activities

Delve into the fascinating world of dog behaviour to help you gain a deep understanding of your dog’s physical and mental needs and to enhance the bond between you and your canine companion..

We will provide real-life examples and promise to include adorable dog pictures!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

By the end of this workshop you will have learnt about

  • Your dog’s body language
  • Understand why difficult behaviour patterns occur
  • Developing positive dog training techniques
  • Problem solving common dog behaviours such as separation anxiety, and other stressors
  • Case studies

Course outcome

At the end of the course you will feel confident and better equipped to recognise and manage your dog’s needs.

You will also have information on dog activities to enrich your dog’s life.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students should either have a dog or have owned a dog prior with an interest in learning more about dogs in general.

Completion of the Pre-Questionnaire provided by the college if possible before the commencement of the workshop.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

Other information

Please note:

  • Coffee, tea and milk are provided

Class details

Start Date18 June 2024
End Date18 June 2024
Time6:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorNarelle Brown
Location Chatswood Campus


Class details

Start Date28 June 2024
End Date28 June 2024
Time10:00am - 12:00pm
TutorNarelle Brown
Location Epping Campus


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.