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Janet Laidlaw

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Janet is passionate about relationship based dog training and has a YouTube channel “The Dog Vlog” to help people better understand and enjoy their pets. Janet has worked as a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Coordinator and has been one of the world’s few official “Wild Goose Chasers”. Her working Border Collies, Sprite and Keegan, sent away Canada Geese from city fields and high activity sports fields “disturbing the poop” for over 5 years. Keegan also has had extreme separation issues, made complicated by the fact that he is epileptic and that stress can trigger his seizures. Using Julie’s Naismith’s methods Keegan has accomplished 2 hours alone time which was previously unimaginable for him! For many years Janet has experienced the journey of living as a single person with a dog who can’t be left alone and truly understands how emotionally challenging this can be. She would love to help others overcome separation anxiety obstacles.

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Robin Ashman-Terrell

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Robin is a force-free, certified professional dog trainer with over 19 years of experience in training, rescue, behavior management & animal therapy in Dallas, TX. Robin is also certified Fear Free and is a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator as well as being a Certified Separation Anxiety Pro. Robin uses force-free, science-based positive reinforcement methods only. She wants your dog to enjoy wanting to work with you and for you. And she loves seeing the tight bond that is created as the human end of the leash starts to understand what their dog is saying to them. Robin works with quite a wide variety of issues. And your dog does not have to have issues to work with a trainer. She loves working with kids and their dogs to create a beautiful bond they can grow up with. She helps people train their dogs to be registered therapy dogs as well as to go out into public with their two legged human. Dogs should have nice manners in public and Robin takes you anywhere you would like to go for training. Stores, restaurants, your kids sports games….. Separation anxiety is very scary for your dogs and Robin can help you and your furry BFF learn how to be seperated when needed.

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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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Lauren Sorensen

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Lauren is a 2016 participant of the Karen Pryor Academy for professional dog trainers. She is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Fear-Free Certified Trainer, and Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer. Lauren started out her early dog training career mentoring with experienced local trainers before taking on her own training classes and private lessons. She most recently worked as a behavior specialist at a high volume animal shelter for a number of years. In that position, she saw a great need for separation anxiety resources, and decided to pursue certification to specialize in separation anxiety. Lauren also has experience working in vet clinics, dog daycares, and grooming salons. She values continuing education so she can bring clients the most effective methods available. She is committed to using humane training methods backed by the latest scientific research. This means that she will never do anything that hurts or scares your dog!

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Dawn M. Olson

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I am a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), a certified Fear Free Trainer, and a licensed Family Paws Educator working in Eau Claire, WI. I have owned, loved, and trained a variety of dogs for over 40 years. I have a background in public education as well.

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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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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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Madelyn Davies

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Madelyn Davies, CTC, SAPT has worked professionally with animals for over 12 years. Her educational background includes animal learning theory, applied animal behavior and behavior consulting. She is an Academy for Dog Trainers honors graduate and Certified SA Pro Trainer.

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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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Mary Angilly

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Mary Angilly Dog Training offers force-free, positive reinforcement, dog and client-friendly dog training and behavior consulting in Boulder County, CO and surrounding areas. Services include private consultations, day training, and group classes. Specialties include fear and reactivity, as well as all aspects of dog behavior. Owned and operated by Mary Angilly, CPDT-KA, CTC, SA Pro Trainer. Insured and bonded.

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