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.
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!
Owner of Pawsitive Mutts Training & Behaviour, based in North East UK, Viv is delighted to be a certificated SA Pro Trainer, specialising in online separation anxiety as well in-person and online programs for those with dogs with reactive/aggressive behaviours. Viv is an Approved Dog Training College Trainer and Reactive Rascals Instructor, committed to continuous professional development and has over 15 years’ experience rehabilitating dogs. Passionate about delivering realistic and achievable improvements based on an ethical approach and supporting clients through their journey, ensuring they have the skills, knowledge and support to help their dogs. Having gone through the separation anxiety journey herself several years ago with her own dog, Viv personally knows the challenges clients face and through experience and formal learning knows how to achieve successful outcomes.
Victoria has been working in animal behaviour and welfare since 2000 where she started using positive reinforcement methods to train neglected horses. She attended school at the University of Guelph receiving a Bachelor degree in animal sciences with an emphasis on animal nutrition and behaviour. She also received a Master’s degree in Science from the Animal Behaviour and Welfare department at Guelph University. She attended her veterinary medicine degree at Edinburgh University in the UK; graduating in 2015 and practising in the UK before returning to Canada in 2016. Animal nutrition, behaviour, and welfare continue to be her main areas of interest. She is especially passionate about fear and force-free methods. Her favourite areas of interest in training are separation anxiety, cat behaviour, child safety with dogs, and trick training in dogs and cats. Her business, Shaggy Dog Pet Services, is online and in-person in the Kingston, Ontario area. She can see clients Canada-wide.
Tracey has a lifelong passion for animals. She has been working with dogs for over two decades. Currently, she specializes in puppy’s first month – starting puppies and their people out on the path to a wonderful relationship. Helping dogs overcome anxiety is a very personal commitment she has made. Tracey lives with 5 dogs, 2 cats, 4 horses, 1 mule, 21 chickens, and a musician.
Tess worked with dogs in rescue environments and veterinary clinics before earning her Certificate in Training & Counseling through the Academy for Dog Trainers, where she graduated with honours. She enjoys helping dogs with reactivity, fear and aggression and became particularly interested in separation anxiety after adopting a dog named Alvin with this very challenge. She owns Treat Yourself Dog Training in London, Ontario and looks forward to supporting families through the challenges and successes that come with having a dog with separation anxiety.
Sylvia’s credentials include a Bachelor of Education and an Applied Sciences Master’s degree, both perfectly suited to implementing evidence-based behaviour change and training programs for humans and their dogs. In addition to SA Pro Trainer, she is an accredited dog trainer through Kay Laurence’s 3-year TAKL program, a certified behaviour adjustment training instructor (CBATI), a TTouch practitioner, and an associate certified member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. Private consultations are offered in the Thompson Nicola region of British Columbia, and online across Canada.
Stacey is the owner of Focused Fun and is dedicated to using a positive, science-based approach to helping dogs overcome separation-related behaviors. Since she accepts only cases involving separation-related behaviors, she is efficient and well-equipped to partner with you to work through your dog’s unique situation. In addition to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of training, Stacey enjoys coaching clients to ensure they are taking care of themselves and enjoys facilitating the repair of the sometimes strained relationship with their dog.
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.