I’ve been in the dog training industry for 16 years and had my own dog suffer from SA, that’s what got me interested in the topic and find a better way than just letting them ” cry it out” or that good old ” they just have to deal with it” I’m so glad to be able to now share this knowledge with owners!
Welcome! I’m Jenna Sutherland, an online dog separation anxiety pro trainer at Canine Choices who specialises in helping owners just like you to understand your dog’s fears, needs and feelings so that you can fully support your dog to feel safe and comfortable about being home alone and regain your freedom! From a very young age, I always dreamed of and said, “When I grow up, I want to help animals feel better”. In 2018, I began to follow the path I’d been dreaming of since I was little. I welcomed my very own mini labradoodle, Ted into my life who has led me down a path in helping him to feel better around things that he can be fearful of. Our journey together began 4 years ago when I brought Ted home at 5 months old, little did I know that he had separation anxiety when I rescued him. After finding it so tough to get the fear free support I needed for Ted, this led me to dive deep in to learning and understanding separation anxiety. That was when I developed my passion for helping owners to understand their dog’s fears, needs and feelings so that they can fully support their dog(s) to feel safe and comfortable about being home alone. I graduated as a Separation anxiety pro trainer with Julie Naismith to help owners just like me to get their freedom back. Freedom where you can leave your dog(s) at home and can feel relaxed, be worry free and not feel guilty about going out. Be able to pop to the corner shop, collect the kids from school, go to work, do the food shopping and enjoy going out for a meal as you know your dog feels comfortable and content knowing that being home alone is safe and something that they can cope with. As we work together in helping your dog overcome separation anxiety, we use a fear free step by step approach which gives your dog choices, allows them to go at their own pace and gives them all the time and support they need to be able to cope with being home alone. This fear free approach ensures your dog doesn’t get scared, panic or left to cry it out at any time. Come connect with me on my Facebook page (Canine Choices) to share your own unique story and challenges with someone who truly understands how it feels to have a dog with separation anxiety or schedule a free chat with me here https://fb.com/book/101426722304969/ I look forward to connecting with you and listening to your separation anxiety challenges!
River is a highly experienced behaviourist with a background that took her from being a dog handler at a very young age to working with orangutans and elephants in the jungles of Borneo and back to working with dogs after completing her MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare 7 years ago. She is a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and is working towards accreditation as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. River’s passion is coaching, and she believes that successfully modifying dog behaviour is all about supporting owners and innovating solutions that work for the individual client. She is based in Scotland but works with clients all over the world, and offers a money-back guarantee for all separation anxiety packages!
Amy is a qualified, friendly and enthusiastic dog trainer. Originally from Yorkshire, Amy now lives in Perth, Scotland with her Rottweiler, Coco and partner, Sam. Amy is passionate about helping owners learn more about their dogs’ behaviour to overcome any issues and problems they may be having together. Amy’s journey into dog training started over 10 years ago when she left school and began studying animal management. Since then, Amy has completed a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare alongside many other dog training courses and is proud to be a SA Pro Certified Trainer. Amy has worked with a wide variety of animals all over the world, from training captive birds of prey here in the UK to protecting whales and dolphins in Kenya. Amy turned her focus to dog training when she adopted Coco and became passionate about behavioural issues whilst working through Coco’s reactivity.