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Shannon Peters-van Kooten

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Hi there! My name is Shannon Peters-van Kooten and I live nearby Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I teach puppy class at the local dog school every week with lots of love and fun since 2019. I train fear and force free and I find dog welfare very important. At the dog school we get a lot of questions of pup parents who have problems with their dog being left alone. That inspired me to dive deeper into this subject an therefore I graduated as an SA pro in 2022. I really look forward to help owners with their dog with separation anxiety so that the dogs feels comfortable again being home alone and the owner will get the freedom in their life back. If you have any questions about separation anxiety, puppies or about me, feel free to contact me.

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Lizi Arnold

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I’m a SA Pro, dog trainer and behaviour consultant and all round lover of dogs! My holistic approach to dogs speaks volumes to the dog and clients, and I only ever use positive reinforcement and force free techniques. I have 4 rescues of my own and they’ve taught me so much!

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Janet Laidlaw

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Janet is passionate about relationship based dog training and has a YouTube channel “The Dog Vlog” to help people better understand and enjoy their pets. Janet has worked as a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Coordinator and has been one of the world’s few official “Wild Goose Chasers”. Her working Border Collies, Sprite and Keegan, sent away Canada Geese from city fields and high activity sports fields “disturbing the poop” for over 5 years. Keegan also has had extreme separation issues, made complicated by the fact that he is epileptic and that stress can trigger his seizures. Using Julie’s Naismith’s methods Keegan has accomplished 2 hours alone time which was previously unimaginable for him! For many years Janet has experienced the journey of living as a single person with a dog who can’t be left alone and truly understands how emotionally challenging this can be. She would love to help others overcome separation anxiety obstacles.

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Jenny Cartledge

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Jenny is a force and fear free trainer based in Dronfield, Derbyshire and surrounding areas. Coached and mentored for 4 years by Victoria Cooper, Behaviourist, Mentor and Coach, she now works full time for People and Dogs in Sheffield Jenny is passionate about helping dogs and owners live happily together using only positive, reward based methods. Jenny is a member of the Pet Professional Guild, International Companion Animal Network, UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter, Pet Industry Advocacy International and holds a current canine first aid certificate.

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Louise Campbell-Pierson

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Hi, I’m Louise – the founder of Canine Friends. A little about me and my experience in dealing with separation anxiety. I have been a dog trainer for many years now and I found it incredibly hard when I realised my own puppy was struggling despite doing everything right and what I’d been told to do simply wasn’t working. So I went on a journey to learn more about it and how best to help her in the most ethical way possible, as there’s very few quality and researched methods out there. I then came across Julie Naismith and the SA Pro method. Having had great success with my own dog, I decided to study to become an SA Pro. Since then, it’s been a passion of mine in helping other owners find that freedom from the SA prison that it can feel like and I’d love to work with you to help you achieve some freedom!

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Denise Armstrong

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Denise heads up Red Dog Training in Hertfordshire and holds an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour, is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers and a member of the APDT (UK) MAPDT 01215. Her team provides in person classes from puppies, teens and agility with Denise now specialising in Behavioural support (remote and in person) for Separation or Upset dog issues.

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Robin Ashman-Terrell

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Robin is a force-free, certified professional dog trainer with over 19 years of experience in training, rescue, behavior management & animal therapy in Dallas, TX. Robin is also certified Fear Free and is a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator as well as being a Certified Separation Anxiety Pro. Robin uses force-free, science-based positive reinforcement methods only. She wants your dog to enjoy wanting to work with you and for you. And she loves seeing the tight bond that is created as the human end of the leash starts to understand what their dog is saying to them. Robin works with quite a wide variety of issues. And your dog does not have to have issues to work with a trainer. She loves working with kids and their dogs to create a beautiful bond they can grow up with. She helps people train their dogs to be registered therapy dogs as well as to go out into public with their two legged human. Dogs should have nice manners in public and Robin takes you anywhere you would like to go for training. Stores, restaurants, your kids sports games….. Separation anxiety is very scary for your dogs and Robin can help you and your furry BFF learn how to be seperated when needed.

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Eléa Marie

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Hi ! I am the happy owner of Valdo, and a dog walker. My dog is also going through separation anxiety. I trusted the process of the SA training, and I am able to get more and more freedom everyday ! I totally understand how you actually feel, and I know this is hard. This is why I wanted to be able to help people and their dogs to go through separation anxiety. Feel free to reach me !

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Dominique van Bree

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Hi there! Nice to meet you! Ever since I was little I grew up with dogs. At my parents’ house we have always had dogs, sometimes 4 or 5 dogs at a time. In 2012 during my studies I graduated in animal nutrition. From 2014 to 2021 I worked in animal nutrition. In 2021 I got my French bulldog Bubbles. And 3 weeks later I adopted my other French bulldog Cardi. I was overjoyed. After not having a dog for 6 months as my last one passed away in 2021 everything felt empty so I was over the moon to have dogs again. However, I soon found out that both Bubbles and Cardi have separation anxiety. There went the spontaneity, I could no longer do things without having arranged a dog sitter. Or I took them everywhere. And then I knew, I want to help people who experience the same problem. As an experience expert, I know all too well how annoying this problem is. And that’s why I want to help you! I am here for you, just send me a message!

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Ashli Picasso-LaCross

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Ashli is the owner of Picasso Dog Training, LLC in Southern Indiana. Ashli specializes in working with families who have dogs with separation anxiety (SA). Having a dog with SA, Ashli understands how stressful and overwhelming SA is and will be with you every step of the way during your journey to help your dog. She is committed and passionate about using only positive, force free training methods! Ashli is a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior and is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and a graduate of Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer course (AD-PDT). Ashli is also a graduate of Julie Naismith’s Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer course. (Cert. SAPT) Prior to her work as a dog trainer, Ashli graduated from The University of Alabama with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and worked for the state of Indiana as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working with individuals with disabilities, with a focus on those with brain injuries.

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