Sue is the Owner of Doggie Do Right Dog Training in San Francisco, CA. In 2002, burnt out on the dot com world, Sue decided it was time to pursue her passion for dog training and enrolled in the Academy for Dog Trainers. In addition to basic puppy manners, Sue has been primarily working with dog reactivity and fearful dogs since she founded her business in 2002. Since the slowing of the pandemic era lockdown, the requests for help with Separation anxiety skyrocketed. People were just starting to go back to work and realized it wasn’t going to be that easy after months of non-stop togetherness with their dogs. To be better able to help Sue enroll in Julie’s SA PRO program. Sue is an honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC) and a member of the Pet Professional Guild which is committed to force-free training. Sue lives in San Francisco with her 3 senior pups and her wife Kathy.
Stoked Dogs is run by Lynn Gagnon CPDT-KA, SAPT, and is a BC SPCA Animal Kind accredited organization. Stoked Dogs is located in beautiful Revelstoke British Columbia but offers separation anxiety training worldwide. Stoked Dogs believes in science-based training that prioritizes your dog’s welfare and helps you develop the skills necessary to achieve all of your training and behavioural goals with your dog. If you’re looking for effective, supportive, and science-based training, Stoked Dogs is for you.
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.
Shelley Leong is a professional dog trainer and behaviour counsellor based in San Francisco, California. She is an Honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers. She is a recommended trainer for the SFSPCA’s Training and Behavior Department and other reputable rescue organizations in the Bay Area. Her areas of expertise include puppy training, fearful dogs, raising dogs with families and separation anxiety. As a dog trainer, Shelley has a unique love for both her human clients and dogs as she believes that paying attention to the welfare of everyone involved will lead to the best long term outcomes. Clients testify to her ability to break down difficult and often confusing concepts to action points that clients feel empowered to straightaway put to use.
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.
Saundra is a multi-certified dog trainer & behaviour consultant based out of Whistler, BC. She has been training dogs professionally since 2009 through her company Alpine Dogs. Saundra is a graduate of the rigorous 2-year dog training program, The Academy for Dog Trainers, and a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer. Working to help dogs overcome issues based on anxiety and fear is of special interest to Saundra. She offers her services both in-person locally, and around the globe through online training.
Dog aggression and behavior specialist, Sara Scott has been training dogs professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area and worldwide since 2000 and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience that can only be gained through time and dedication to the art and science of dog behavior and training. She is deeply educated in the dog training and behaviour field and brings her knowledge to application with great insight, grace and compassion for both species, human and dog. Sara had been seeing and treating separation anxiety cases for 20 years, way back when and before we even had access to modern technology such as webcams. Her robust history of treating and resolving separation anxiety cases means you’ll get the results you’re after with minimal headache for both you and your dog. As an advocate for humane dog training techniques, Sara strives to help educate her clients and the greater community on evidence-based dog training practices and has published her writings in both Bay Woof and APDT’s Chronicle of the Dog. “Reach out – I’d love to help you reach your training goals! 🐶”
Sandy completed her dog training certification program with CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. She also completed the Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right for Instructors program and has a very special passion for puppies. She volunteers her time walking dogs with a local animal shelter. She endeavours to provide the most effective, resourceful, and current training solutions. Sandy loves to help dog owners ensure they understand the ‘why’ behind what she’s teaching them! Sandy does private in-person sessions, as well as online training that supports the unique needs that dogs with separation anxiety have. Sandy is the owner of Daisy Dog Training, in Richmond, BC Canada.
Hello, I’m Saffrina. I’m a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) who specializes in separation anxiety training for senior dogs, and Canine Arthritis Management. I live with my family on a small homestead on Vancouver Island, and my hobbies include roasting coffee, and beekeeping. I’ve been a professional dog trainer since 2010, and before that I was a Zoologist studying the behaviour of wolves, whales, and wild horses.