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Julia Morton

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Julia is a graduate of the Kay Laurence TAKL 3-year accredited program for dog trainers, an Associate Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant with IAABC, Fear Free Certified, and a proud graduate of the SA Pro Trainer program. Her passion is helping dogs to overcome fear and anxiety, and helping their humans to understand them so they can all live in harmony. Her methods are evidenced-based, using positive reinforcement. She enjoys the unique aspect of helping dogs overcome the debilitating problem of separation anxiety. She is a learning enthusiast, continually taking courses, attending conferences, workshops, and seminars, reading and learning from webinars, podcasts, fellow trainers, and clients. Julia offers private consultations and training sessions, in-person on the North Shore of Vancouver or online all across Canada.

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Joanna Meleiro

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I found my calling while photographing adoptable dogs for local rescues in 2013. Intrigued by the challenge of helping the dogs feel comfortable for the camera, I started studying canine behaviour and soon adopted Zoe Moo – one of the dogs I had photographed. I created DOG IS RIGHT to help worried dogs and their stressed people. I work primarily with separation-related behaviours whether that is anxiety, frustration, boredom, fear, or a combination of the above. Whatever the reason your dog is not able to relax while home alone and you are consumed with stress from dealing with the aftermath of their panic moments – we work together to help your dog learn that absences are safe so you can go about your life while they snooze. Thanks to all the lessons from Moo I am especially drawn to the ‘worried’ dogs with endless patience to help their people speak dog more fluently so they can communicate better and navigate the world confidently together. My special interests include social play, fear & aggression, practical enrichment solutions, and training games. I live in Vancouver, WA with my husband, three dogs, and a rotating crew of special fosters from Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

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Jessica Ring

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Jessica Ring is the owner of My Fantastic Friend, LLC based in Ellicott City, Maryland. Jessica helps you bring out the best in your dog for a happier life together. She strives to provide the most effective, efficient, humane and up-to-date training solutions to her human and canine clients. She offers private and group training for puppies, basic skills, tricks and enrichment, as well as consultations for behaviour problems. Online options are available. Jessica is a Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A) through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), an honours graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC), a Pat Miller Certified Trainer (PMCT) and a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to becoming a dog trainer, Jessica was a graphic designer and university professor.

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Jessica Weldon

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Jess is a dog behaviour nerd based in Hamilton, Ontario. She has a psychology degree from The University of Western Ontario and three years of experience in the field of applied behaviour analysis. After seeing how positive reinforcement promoted long-lasting behaviour changes in her human clients, she became interested in an analytic approach to canine behaviour. Underdog Training was born as a passion project that uses only evidence-based, modern, and fear-free approaches to shaping canine behaviour. Canine separation anxiety is her main area of interest, after helping her own pup Luna cope with alone-time anxiety. She has completed her SA Pro Certification and is also completing her dog trainer certification through Canine Academy in Milton, Ontario. She strives to help dogs like Lu, and dog guardians like herself, navigate separation anxiety and achieve alone time comfort.

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Jennifer Pratt

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Jennifer Pratt is a formally educated, multi-credentialed dog behaviour consultant and owner of Wag the Dog and Company, LLC a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company providing dog training services for dog guardians worldwide. She and her team are dedicated to helping guardians live the life they want to lead with their beloved companions by sharing their knowledge of how dogs learn and what really gets them motivated in life in a way that is not only science-based and effective but fun for both ends of the leash. Jennifer specializes in helping families and their companions with fear, aggression, phobias and isolation distress/separation anxiety. Whether the task is teaching your dog or puppy new manners or helping you to solve behaviour related issues, she and her team are here to help with one-on-one training, self-paced e-courses, and live events.

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Jennifer Phillips

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Jennifer is a professional, certified dog trainer and behaviour consultant. She has played many roles in the animal industry: zookeeper, wildlife rehabber, docent, and educator. After adopting two fearful/reactive shelter dogs, she began her educational journey to become a professional animal trainer.  Jennifer’s passion is educating owners about environmental enrichment and helping clients develop deep and meaningful relationships with their animals. Jennifer is committed to using the most current, effective methods for working with Separation Anxiety and helping clients meet their goals. In addition to being an SA Pro Trainer, Jennifer holds a certificate from the University of Washington in Applied Animal Behavior, is an Elite Fear Free Practitioner, a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner, and a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with two mixed-breed dogs, Green Aracaris (small Toucans), African Grey parrots, and Poison Dart Frogs. In addition to training animals, she is an avid theatre-goer and docent for the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Jennifer Malawey

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Jennifer is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, who spent the first several years of her dog training career working with young puppies. Seeing the strain that separation anxiety puts on the dog-human relationship and quality of life for both owner and dog, Jennifer decided to dedicate herself full-time to helping these families. She shares puppy raising info on Facebook and YouTube, and generally wants to see puppies all day every day! She’s thrilled that the SA Pro Trainer program has helped her find a way to help more people have the most magical relationship imaginable with their dog. Jennifer is in Washington State, US. You can reach her via her website.

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Jenna Teti

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Jenna is a certified trainer and behavior consultant with multiple credentials. After her own dog developed separation-related behaviors, she enlisted the help of an SA Pro trainer. She was fascinated by the process and thrilled with the results and decided to pursue her SA Pro trainer certification. Having been through the training herself, Jenna is able to approach her clients with a level of empathy and understanding to help guide them to their goal of successful alone time while navigating the inherent challenges. She hopes to have a positive impact on others that her trainer had on her and her dog.

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Jen Person

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Jen is a licensed veterinary technician and several years ago became Fear Free Certified. While helping to implement Fear Free standards in her clinic she realized that she would like to be able to better help her clients and patients who were struggling with behavior issues like anxiety and fear. She has since become a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and a Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer. Jen now spends most of her time training dogs and their people at Down Dog Studio. She leads group classes as well as offers private training consults. In her free time Jen enjoys training her own 2 dogs in AKC agility and rally!

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Jamie Barber

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Jamie has been operating CNDR since 2017 which started out as an in-home boarding and walk business, but quickly turned into the training business that it is today after she adopted her dog, Carter. Carter came to them when he was over one year old and had deep-seated fear toward people, dogs, and handling. He is the spark that lit the fire for her passion for canine behaviour. She has completed certificates in Canine Reactivity, Canine Fear, is St. John’s Pet First Aid Certified, Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Comprehensive Program, holds her CPDT-KA certification, is a Fear-Free Certified Trainer, and SA Pro Trainer. Jamie focuses on helping owners learn to better understand their fearful and anxious dogs, build confidence and trust, and create new and fun experiences with their dogs using patient, force-free, and rewards-based training practices. She runs all things CNDR, from booking clients, and creating programs, to running the social media and web pages, to hosting and editing the podcast!

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