specialized virtual training

separation anxiety

Does your dog panic every time you put on your shoes to leave your home? Do you feel guilty going out, even if it's just for a few minutes? Do you miss out on plans with friends and family because you don't want to leave your dog alone?

We have good news. Spot On Training is launching a new Remote Separation Anxiety Training Program! Using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, we are able to assess your dog and conduct training sessions no matter where you live.

How it works:

Our program works through systematic desensitization. Basically, you are making an agreement with your dog to never leave them alone longer than they can handle. Working with a trainer remotely through video technology allows you to receive regular feedback and individualized daily training missions. It’s a gradual process, so your trainer works with you closely and makes adjustments to the program based on your dog’s responses to the missions.

What's included:

Behavior assessments include a personalized behavior modification plan for you, continued email support, Spot On Training articles and handouts, and a clicker (if applicable).

How much does it cost?

  • Includes free initial conversation
    • Two full hours of training per week
    • Weekly video conference for reassessing your dog
    • Training program updated daily according to needs

Get started

See our calendar to schedule an initial conversation with one of our CSAT-certified trainers.


When we first adopted our rescue, Daisy, our hands were full. She had severe separation anxiety which resulted in noise complaints from our neighbors, potty accidents, and a chewed up mattress. That’s when Toni came to our rescue! With her help, we were able to leave Daisy peacefully asleep on the couch for hours at a time. Even throughout the pandemic, we’ve relied on the tools Toni gave us to reduce Daisy’s dependence on us being home. We highly recommend Toni and her team. The entire experience was extremely pawsitive!!


Dear Spot on dog training family,

It is with gratitude for the many years of being able to help dogs in the DMV, but also sadness that we will no longer be able to do so in the same capacity as always, that I write to inform you that on September 1, 2021, Spot on dog training will be closing in Washington, D.C.

Similar to many other businesses, the challenges presented by adapting our training services to COVID-19 has been difficult and after fits and starts of reopening, continuing pandemic related issues have prevented us from finding qualified and highly skilled dog trainers to serve your training needs.

As a result, we will be closing ALL in person dog training including group classes, workshops and private lessons. We will remain open for separation anxiety and isolation disorder training, as well as virtual training option for potty/crate training and emergency recall.

You have my sincere gratitude for your business and for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of your family, and please keep us in mind for future referrals and positive reviews of our services. Please continue to refer us to your friends with dogs in need of help with alone time issues and potty training.

It was our sincere effort to offer excellent customer service to our clients, and we hope we were successful in our endeavors. We thank you for believing in us and sticking with us since 2009.

Toni Woods, ABCDT, CSAT, CGC Evaluator