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Kristina Martin

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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!

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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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Ciara Palmer

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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.

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Maddi Alflen

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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!

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Lauren Sharkey

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Lauren runs Winnie’s World: a canine behaviour and training service that aims to help empower people and their dogs. After spending her early career as a journalist and experiencing a number of behavioural issues with her own canine companion, Lauren retrained in canine behaviour. She has Level 5 qualifications with Compass and the ISCP and is on the way to gaining a degree-level qualification with the overall aim of becoming a Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB). She is committed to only using ethical, science-based methods and knows first-hand the ups and downs that come with living with a dog who struggles emotionally. While she is completing her studies, she is not taking on behavioural cases. But watch this space come the latter half of 2022.

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Tasha Shaw-Verbic

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Tasha is the trainer and owner at Fearless Tails Training Academy in Ontario, Canada. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and SA Pro, with a background in adult education, helping dedicated dog guardians for over 17 years. Tasha is committed to providing her clients with the most up-to-date, scientifically valid, and humane training methods by: – Treating you and your dog with compassion – Always making sure the “why” behind the training is well understood – Providing training that respects your dog’s unique personality and well-being – no fear, intimidation, or pain will ever be used – Focusing on top-quality, proven methods to help you and your dog live a better life together Her areas of focus include separation anxiety, puppy training, leash reactivity, less stress handling for grooming and vet visits. Tasha is also a licensed Family Dog trainer, helping families with babies and young children and dogs live together in harmony. Tasha works with clients in person and virtually from around the globe.

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Louise Silvers

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I’ve been in the dog training industry for 16 years and had my own dog suffer from SA, that’s what got me interested in the topic and find a better way than just letting them ” cry it out” or that good old ” they just have to deal with it” I’m so glad to be able to now share this knowledge with owners!

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Adriana Vergara

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Accredited Delta Dog Trainer studied Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with Delta Institute Australia, Certified Separation Anxiety pro trainer with Julie Naismith SA dogs certificate. Adriana is an accredited Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Trainer, through the Delta Institute. TagTeacher Level 1 Certification, Currently studying Level 2. Certificate Learning about Learning with Animals -Science of Behaviour Change-Dr Susan Friedman. Treasurer and Chief Dog instructor at Sydney All Dogs Breed Training Club at Concord. Adriana Volunteered as a Treasurer at APDT. Member of Australian Pet Dog Trainer APDT, Member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPGA). Supporting Member of IAABC International Association Animal Behaviour Consultants, Member of pet owners at Fear Free Pets. Member of Dogs NSW. In addition, Adriana professional career is not limited to a dog trainer, it includes more than 25 years in Corporate Finance.

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Natalie Weller-Cliff

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I specialise in helping owners with dogs that can be difficult, including dogs with separation related distress. If that’s you, you’re not alone! Many dogs develop problem behaviours that even the most loving families can find challenging. I work with dogs like yours one to one, to get to the bottom of the difficulties you’re having. I’ll help you to find practical, force-free ways to have a more rewarding relationship with your dog. Insured, accredited, professional – and trained by Julie Naismith herself!

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