I am a Tampa local trainer with a passion for helping both dogs and people in need. I work with owners and dogs to facilitate a force free foundation for training that encourages a healthy and understanding relationship between pup and parent. I have always had a passion for the pups that need the most help. My goal is to do what I am able to help both pet parents and dogs develop a positive outlook on life while fostering skills that can help them succeed in navigating a our human world. Working through separation anxiety can be challenging, but my hope is to be a supportive guide as we work together to tackle that challenge and see success along the way. I also work with minor reactivity issues, as well as basic skills and social development for puppy’s and adult dogs alike. I am currently certified as both a CPDT-KA and an SAPT. I am constantly working towards furthering my education in the field of ethical dog training, and strive to foster a relationship between dogs and pet parents through fun and force free learning.
Helping dogs and their people through separation anxiety and similar behaviors is a passion of mine because comfortable alone time is often such a relief for both the humans and the dogs. Because I know how hard life can be with difficult dogs, I am also really passionate about working with dogs through puppyhood and adolescence to create stable and resilient adult dogs. I want the dogs that I work with to be enthusiastic and unafraid learners who feel comfortable showing me how they really feel. I am a lifelong learner, and I am dedicated to continuing my education, and staying up to date on the most humane and effective ways to train.
I am a Multi Certified Canine Professional – Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Fear Free Certified Trainer, Separation Anxiety Certified, Canine First Aid Certified, as well as a Raising Resilient Dog Coach. I am also a proud member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) and the Pet Professional Guild of Force-Free Professionals. Continuing my education is most important to me. I will always strive to bring you the most current evidence based scientific training, which I also happen to love!
I am a Chicago-based dog trainer focused on using science-based methods to improve the lives of dogs and their humans. I strive to provide quality training that is fun for everyone!
Graduate of the Charter Class of the SF SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Susan has trained dogs in the behavior departments of the nation’s premier animal shelters and owns DingoGirl Dog Training. Susan trains dogs in Brooklyn, new York, and the rest of the world, using positive reinforcement based methods. Susan specializes in helping anxious and reactive dogs live happily with their peoople.
Anna loves making training enjoyable by giving humans and dogs the tools to communicate and has been working with dogs for over a decade. She began in rescue, consulting on behavior cases and serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Mighty Mutts. Anna specializes in separation anxiety, fear based anxiety and aggression, and also has a love for tricks training.
Maddie Messina is the owner of Paws for Thought Dog Training in Manhattan, NY. As a result of her work with shelter animals, pet dogs, and her graduate course studies, Maddie has an extensive and in-depth knowledge of canine behavior. She prides herself in the ability to bring this knowledge and skill-set to her work with private clients, allowing her to assist clients whose dogs have a complex set of issues that otherwise may go unaided. Maddie came to acquire the Separation Anxiety Pro certification after dealing first-hand with her own dog’s separation anxiety. She knows exactly how debilitating it can be to have a dog who cannot be left alone. Maddie is thrilled to be able to help clients gain their freedom back and most importantly teach them how to help their dog feel safe and comfortable when left alone!
I’ve been there, and understand the challenges you and your dog are facing. Let me help you get through it.
Clare Hart-Slattery is the owner and operator of Adventure Ready Dog Training. She is a Certified Training Counselor through The Academy for Dog Trainers, where she graduated with honors. She is a force free trainer and is committed to coaching owners and helping them achieve their #doggoals. She volunteers with Best Friends Animal Society, based in Utah. When she’s not training, you can find her outside rock climbing, hiking, and adventuring in the great outdoors with her husband and two pups, Dexter and Penny.