Graduate of the Charter Class of the SF SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Susan has trained dogs in the behavior departments of the nation’s premier animal shelters and owns DingoGirl Dog Training. Susan trains dogs in Brooklyn, new York, and the rest of the world, using positive reinforcement based methods. Susan specializes in helping anxious and reactive dogs live happily with their peoople.
I am the owner of VIP Dog Training and I absolutely love what I do. I am passionate about being able to support people and their pups overcome separation anxiety. I have experienced it first hand and know how debilitating it can be. Hopefully with my advice, support and empathetic training we can work together to achieve contented separation.
Fear and force free R+ dog training. Animal welfare is paramount to me and is the basis of all my courses. That’s why my focus is on building and maintaining a relationship of trust between you and your dog. By looking at body language and recognizing stress signals, you learn what your dog is trying to tell you and when he needs some extra support, for example. Not only does this help the dog to feel safe in its new environment faster, but its confidence in you will grow and you will lay the foundation for good cooperation. My training method is reward-oriented and dog-friendly, according to the latest scientific insights. Research has shown that positively trained dogs are happier and learn faster. This is also good for the dog’s self-confidence and will make it dare to take (more) initiative.
Anna loves making training enjoyable by giving humans and dogs the tools to communicate and has been working with dogs for over a decade. She began in rescue, consulting on behavior cases and serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Mighty Mutts. Anna specializes in separation anxiety, fear based anxiety and aggression, and also has a love for tricks training.
Karly Hertel is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, graduate of the Victoria Stillwell Academy, and a Certified Separation Anxiety (SA) Pro Trainer, trained by renowned SA training expert Julie Naismith. Committed to providing the most humane and effective solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, Karly avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by watching seminars and webinars and keeping current on industry literature. Karly has taken The Karen Pryor Academy’s Puppy Start Right for Instructors course and Dognostic’s Walk this Way Leash Training course. Karly is a member of The Pet Professional Guild, the only membership organization for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should not be used – or even deemed necessary as part of a strategic training or behavior modification program. When not helping clients to enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, Karly enjoys daily walks and adventures with her dogs, Milo, Archie, and Kona.
Kerry is based in the Scottish Borders and is proud to be one of only a handful of Cert. SAPTs in Scotland. Kerry came into the dog training world from an academic background. She graduated with an MA in Psychology in 2017, before completing her MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2019. Before starting her own business, Kerry spent 3 years working as a Dog Training Instructor for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. During this time, she had the pleasure of training over 30 Assistance Dogs and found her passion for coaching. Kerry’s time at Hearing Dogs makes her particularly experienced with Cockapoos, Spaniels, Poodles and Labradors, but is ready and able to help you no matter your dog’s breed. Kerry solely accepts Separation Anxiety cases. Her training packages are entirely remote, meaning she is ready to help you regain your freedom no matter where you are.