Kaia Wilson is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, Certified SA Pro Behavior Consultant, and FDM (Family Dog Mediator) who has been working with dogs professionally since 2013. Kaia’s mission is to provide dog guardians with a clear understanding of how dogs learn, how to read dog body language, and insights into their dogs motivations and needs. From that comprehensive awareness she then teaches techniques and protocols for effecting positive behavior change using evidence based, compassion-centered methods. She values a cooperative and engaging working relationship, and always aims to make the training fun for human and canine alike! She has special affinity for working with Separation Anxiety clients and their dogs, as well as for all dogs who struggle with fear/anxiety who need extra compassion and guidance. Alongside dog training, Kaia is also a lifelong musician. She is still active in with her band that started in 1993, Team Dresch, who were inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2023. In her free time she loves to spend time with and enrich her own 2 dog’s lives, draw, be in nature, cook vegetarian food, play ping pong and spend time with her human loved ones. Credentials: Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers Separation Anxiety Pro Behavior Consultant Family Dog Mediator (FDM) through Kim Brophey’s Applied Ethology L.E.G.S.program
I’m a certified professional dog trainer with a background in dance, academia, acting, and shelter work. My training philosophy begins with do no harm. Using positive reinforcement and training games, I help my clients teach their dogs to live in a human-centered world. I aim to enhance the partnership between dogs and their people by educating people about dog behavior and dog body language, and by using the most effective, science-based training methods.
I have over ten years’ experience providing dog training and behavior modification solutions for clients and students. In addition to separation anxiety, I have experience with fearful dogs, anxiety in dogs, basic foundation behaviors, and more. I know how dogs learn and how the combination of anxiety, history, and environment impacts that learning. I love providing individualized training plans and solutions that work for dogs and for their families. I’m based in the Washington, DC area but I can work online with people in any location.
Althea is a CCPDT Certified Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified SA Pro trainer (SAPT). She has completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course. Althea brings over a decade of experience and has transformed dogs’ lives in a shelter setting, group classes, in 1:1 in-person dog training and through online coaching. Reach out to Althea to get the expert support you deserve for separation anxiety as well as fear, reactivity, aggression and other training needs. You’ll be supported with science-backed methods and an emphasis on joy.
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!
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.