I’ll Be Home Soon

Separation Anxiety (SA) is a serious problem in which your dog panics at your departure and stays panicked until you return. Clear and concise, this easy-to-read booklet is written for anyone who wants to leave the house knowing that their dog is happy and their house is safe. You’ll learn:

  • How to distinguish between SA and a dog acting out of boredom
  • What causes SA, and how to determine specific triggers
  • A safe and effective treatment plan
  • What to expect as you work through treatment
  • How to be proactive and take steps to prevent SA

Click here to purchase the eBook version

Price: $4.95

In stock

Volume Discounts
Quantity Discount
10-19 $3.95 each
20-* $2.95 each

More Info

Dogs who suffer from SA are truly panicked about being home alone: they may soil the house, eat the window molding, howl in misery all day, and/or pant, shake, and drool entire lakes of saliva.

The good news is that this serious and frustrating problem has a very high treatment success. There is no instant cure, but if you follow the recommended training schedule to the letter, most cases are resolved in 6-8 weeks. I’ll Be Home Soon also distinguishes between dogs with SA and dogs who merely misbehave, and then provides a clear, step-by-step behavior modification program to keep your dog happy and your house safe while you’re away.

Who Should Buy

Trainers & Behaviorists
A basic that should be in every expert’s library, this booklet is essential to send home with clients to ensure compliance and consistency with step-by-step desensitization and counter conditioning programs.

1st Time and Experienced Dog Owners
Strongly recommended for any owner who wants their currently anxious dog to be comfortable, happy and quiet when left home alone. Also great for owners looking to prevent SA from the start.

Veterinarians/Veterinary Technicians
Help your clients address this common behavioral issue with this clear and concise explanation of desensitization and counter classical conditioning. Research has shown that medication is not effective without concurrent behavior modification. Your clients will thank you for adding this resource to your protocol.

Shelters/Rescues/Foster Homes
We all know that SA is prevalent in rescued dogs who have gone from a busy shelter to being alone in a new home. Although we don’t know whether dogs were surrendered with SA or developed it after leaving their previous home, we do know what to do about it. Let I’ll Be Home Soon increase the chance of a successful placement by preventing or treating SA right from the start.


“An excellent resource for anyone who has ever experienced a dog with Separation Anxiety.
The information is complete and correct. I would recommend this to trainers and families
who are about to get a dog. Prevention is FAR better than a CURE.”
-Teacher Lady, Amazon Customer Reviews

“This little booklet saved both my life and the life of my Weimaraner, Misty.
Misty’s separation anxiety was so serious that she went through a
glass window, badly lacerating herself in the process.”
-Sharon Stern and Misty the Weimaraner

“Worth its weight in gold! A very concise, practical approach to dealing with a
difficult problem. It was fairly easy to incorporate the training into our hectic household.
Since implementing McConnell’s techniques, we no longer have a
stressed out dog when we leave the house. We couldn’t be happier!”
Jill Bork, Amazon Customer Reviews

“…Before giving up on your dog – give this book a try!”
Alex, Amazon Customer Reviews


Product Details

Description: Paperback
Publisher: McConnell Publishing, Ltd
Edition: 1st
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1891767054
ISBN-13: 978-1891767050
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Author: Patricia McConnell PhD
Publish date: June 1, 2000
Number of pages: 38

Look Inside

Click the cover to Look Inside!

You may also like…

  • Family Friendly Dog Training

    Family Friendly Dog Training $16.95

    Perfect for classes or going it alone, this user-friendly, engaging book describes a six-week training program that gets dogs and their owners off on the right paw.


  • For the Love of a Dog

    For the Love of a Dog $16.95

    If you are interested in what’s going on behind those big, brown eyes, and would like to understand how your dog’s emotional life compares with your own, this book is for you.


  • The Cautious Canine

    The Cautious Canine $4.95

    Whether your dog is afraid of the vacuum cleaner or defensively aggressive to visitors, this booklet will result in a happier, better behaved dog.