Shelly is the owner and trainer/behaviourist at Pooch Partners®, a business started a decade ago in beautiful Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. She offers numerous services for private or small group sessions, both in-person, virtually and self-study, using positive concept games-based training to inspire and empower her clients to transform any dog struggle into a success. As a lifetime learner, the SA Pro Trainer certificate is a welcomed addition to her multiple credentials, and she looks forward to continuing to help dog owners live their dreams with their dogs, rather than limit them.
Having started her dog training journey in the shelter world, Sharon decided that she could make the greatest difference in dog’s lives and those of their humans by ensuring that dog’s stayed in their homes. Sharon started Hanging With Hounds in 2013 and works with a wide variety of canine behaviour ranging from puppies – who don’t love puppies – to more complex behaviour such as separation anxiety. Sharon is a multi-certified trainer carrying designations from a number of leading dog training organizations. Her approach is to ‘do no harm’ so all training will be done with the dog’s welfare and those of their people to be front and center in her training approach. Sharon is accredited through the BC SPCA AnimalKind Program, a rigorous program whose mandate is to raise the standard of the dog training industry in British Columbia. Having a special interest in working with dogs suffering from fears and phobias including separation anxiety led Sharon to become a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) in 2018. Given a desire to stay current and to continue to build knowledge in this challenging area, Sharon pursued further professional development and is proud to add SA Pro Trainer to her list of qualifications. Sharon sees separation anxiety clients from across Canada.
Hi there! I had a dog with separation anxiety myself and know how hard it can be. Because of her, I wanted to know more about this so I could help other people to help their dog overcome their separation anxiety. It’s important to me that you feel safe with me to share all your doubts and questions. I want you to understand what’s going on so you can help your dog the best way and be on the same team. Aside from SA cases, I help all kinds of people, dogs and cats with a wide variety of struggles. I work a lot with dogs that were adopted from abroad and expecting families. Working force-free and fear-free training is a no-brainer for me. I want you and your pet to understand each other and have the happiest life together. Tackling separation anxiety can be overwhelming and you have to do it yourself, but with me by your side, you don’t have to do it alone. Feel free to contact me for a non-binding introductory meeting.
Saundra is a multi-certified dog trainer & behaviour consultant based out of Whistler, BC. She has been training dogs professionally since 2009 through her company Alpine Dogs. Saundra is a graduate of the rigorous 2-year dog training program, The Academy for Dog Trainers, and a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer. Working to help dogs overcome issues based on anxiety and fear is of special interest to Saundra. She offers her services both in-person locally, and around the globe through online training.
Sarah had already been training dogs for 14 years when her SA pup Ernie came along, because of him she quickly realised that help was extremely difficult to find. Traditional trainers and behaviourists simply didn’t have the setup or time to help. Separation Anxiety Solutions was born from a need for specialist care for owners like me of dogs with Separation Anxiety. Based in the UK, Sarah’s business is now 100% geared to treating separation and isolation distress by providing the guidance, training and support needed for owners of these very, very special dogs.
My journey as a dog trainer & canine behaviourist started in 2005 with starting my own dog walking, pet, and horse care company, ‘Pawlig’s Pet Care’. Over the past 7 years, I have seen so many dogs struggle in day-to-day life with behavioural issues such as reactivity, fear, and anxiety. It really inspired me to help them and their pet parents using kind, positive, and effective training methods and I now specialise in offering 121 bespoke training programmes for puppies and dogs. We have two dogs, three cats, and a horse. One of our own dogs suffers from separation anxiety, so I can relate to the emotional drain and restrictions this means for dog and pet parents alike. As an SA Pro Trainer, I am now able to help more dogs who struggle to cope when left alone and pet parents to get their lives and freedom back. Although I am based in the UK, I am a native German. I offer consultations in English and German and am able to work with clients anywhere in the world as all our sessions take place via video link in the comfort of your own home.
Rosee is the founder and director of Good Dog Practice and Separation Anxiety Dog Training. She has multiple qualifications in canine behaviour. Her holistic approach to behaviour consultation has helped rehabilitate many deprived and traumatised dogs, including solving fear issues. While she loves all breeds, she is a particular advocate for sighthounds and ex-racing greyhounds transitioning to life in a home. Her greyhound, Stevie, suffered from extreme separation anxiety and taught her a lot about what it takes to help dogs work through these specific challenges. Based in Austria, Rosee offers consultations in both English and German and helps people internationally with their dogs suffering from separation anxiety.
Rocco studied dog training and graduated from the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy in 2018. In addition to being an SA Pro Trainer, Rocco is also a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, as well as a Fear-Free Certified Dog Trainer. With a wealth of education, experience and creativity, Rocco strives to bring out the very best in his client’s dogs while using the most humane, science-based training techniques. Seeing numerous family and friends’ dogs suffer through separation anxiety-related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rocco set up to specialize in helping dogs and their families suffering from this issue. Rocco owns Dogs Life Unlimited dog training. In addition to working with Separation Anxiety clients, Rocco also works in person in the metro New York area with dogs and puppies on general obedience as well as more complex behavior modification.
Raoudha is a certified Dog Trainer, Animal Training Academy member and specialised herself in Separation Anxiety training. With over 9 years of experience working with dogs. She helped many dogs with different behavioural issues. Her main goal is to help Pawrents in their journey to have healthy and happy dogs! She is constantly educating herself with the world’s best experts to bring Pawrents the best modern, effective and fun training solution backed up by science & evidence.