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.
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.
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!
Hi there! I am a Dutch dog trainer who is specialized in rescue dogs and now of course also in separation anxiety. I am a real out-of-the-box thinker and I try to be as open-minded as possible in this work. It is my mission to improve dog welfare in the Netherlands by continuing to learn and inform. From now on I will further specialize in separation anxiety to help as many dogs and owners as possible. I don´t have a dog myself at the moment. In November 2020 I lost my lovely girl Faye (a Greece rescue dog) and I am not ready for another dog yet. Until that moment we are a foster home for rescue dogs who deserve a second chance. I am very grateful to be able to do this wonderful work. For me helping an owner and their dog to a whole new life together is amazing!
Hi! So nice to meet you. My name is Lisse van de Groep and I work as a dog trainer in the Netherlands. I have two dogs, my Golden Retriever, Jake, and my White Shepherd, Lewis. Lewis is the reason I started working with separation anxiety because he had severe separation anxiety when I got him. I know how stressful it is for both the fearful dogs AND their owners. But I also know that it’s possible to help your dog to overcome his/her fear of being alone in a force-free way! I work with a gentle training method. We won’t force your dog to be alone, but we’ll gently work on your dog’s confidence to experience that he/she is totally able to rock this alone time. And all at his/her own pace! Are you looking for help? I’m here. You can always contact me. Together, we’ll give your dog (and yourself!) a happier and most of all, a more relaxing life!