Hi! Nice to meet you! After having worked for several international companies, I decided to switch careers to do what I love doing most: working with people and dogs! I work as a dog behaviorist and I am a certified SA Pro! Next to that, I’m a canine myofascial release therapist, as I believe body and mind are very much connected. I work science based and want to help out both dogs and people to enjoy life to the fullest, as I believe we should enjoy the time with our dogs as much as we can. I live in a small village in Zeeland, together with my husband, our dog Oscar (my biggest inspiration) and our 2 rabbits: Flip & Mila. In my free time, you will find me in nature :). If you have any questions, feel welcome to contact me!
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.
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
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!
Kristina Martin, CBCC-KA, like many trainers, grew up with an affinity for animals. Her experience in the rescue community fostered a passion and desire to dig deep into animal behavior sciences and led her to pursue multiple certifications. Aside from her obvious love for dogs, Kristina equally enjoys being a partner and coach to their humans. Kristina is continually engaged in new educational opportunities to grow as a trainer including advocating and utilizing force-free methods, as she firmly believes giving dogs choice and agency is the most effective and compassionate way to train. Kristina currently specializes in aggression and separation-related behaviors with Boss Babe Dog Training in Dallas, TX. In her free time, Kristina enjoys spending time outdoors, watching documentaries, and teaching her personal dogs —Sampson, Seven, Salem and Squeaks— new tricks!
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!
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.
Ciara is a qualified Dog Trainer having completed a Certificate in Dog Training and Behaviour from the National Dog Training Federation of Australia and has been helping hundreds of clients to achieve their goals with their dogs in Melbourne for over 5 years. Ciara moved back home to Ireland in April 2022 and Silly Hounds Dog Training was born. She offers Separation Anxiety packages in Ireland and virtually around the world. Before dogs, Ciara completed a BSc in Zoology and an MSc in Conservation Biology, so is a big science lover. She believes that training an animal should be fun and exciting, uses only the most up-to-date, scientific & evidence based techniques to help you achieve your goals with your dogs. Separation Anxiety hits a soft spot with Ciara after having many foster dogs with separation anxiety and knows how restricting life can be when your dog suffers from this issue.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer. I attended Catch Canine Trainers Academy and have been employed and mentored by Sits n Wiggles since 2020. I am also working towards becoming a Certified Canine Enrichment Technician. Separation anxiety is a behavior concern that has been close to my heart ever since I worked through it with my own dog, Tara. Helping dogs and their families is my passion!