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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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Sarah Worth

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Sarah is the owner and founder of My Complex Canine. With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology she started her working life in various educational and professional organisations helping humans to learn a variety of skills via both in-person and online education. After volunteering & working in well-known UK assistance dog organisations, rescue & rehoming centres and completing a level 5 diploma in dog behaviour, Sarah started My Complex Canine to help humans to understanding their relationship with their canine friends! As a certified Puppy School Tutor Sarah specialised in puppies and adolescence dogs, she is a registered Animal Training Instructor(ATI) with the ABTC and a provisional member (CAB) with the ABPC. Sarah is delighted to be a certified SA Pro providing preventative support for puppy parents and specialised online support for owners with dogs with separation anxiety. Currently taking a short break to have a human baby! Sarah will be back working with clients on a 1:1 basis, online and in-person in 2023.

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Jules Ballard

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My vision is to try and ensure our dogs get to live their lives free from as much stress and anxiety as possible and filled with daily positive experiences. I specialise in reactivity, anxiety and fear and am passionate about supporting both ends of the lead

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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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Lauren Sorensen

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Lauren is a 2016 participant of the Karen Pryor Academy for professional dog trainers. She is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Fear-Free Certified Trainer, and Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer. Lauren started out her early dog training career mentoring with experienced local trainers before taking on her own training classes and private lessons. She most recently worked as a behavior specialist at a high volume animal shelter for a number of years. In that position, she saw a great need for separation anxiety resources, and decided to pursue certification to specialize in separation anxiety. Lauren also has experience working in vet clinics, dog daycares, and grooming salons. She values continuing education so she can bring clients the most effective methods available. She is committed to using humane training methods backed by the latest scientific research. This means that she will never do anything that hurts or scares your dog!

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Dawn M. Olson

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I am a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), a certified Fear Free Trainer, and a licensed Family Paws Educator working in Eau Claire, WI. I have owned, loved, and trained a variety of dogs for over 40 years. I have a background in public education as well.

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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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