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Lauren Sharkey

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Lauren runs Winnie’s World: a canine behaviour and training service that aims to help empower people and their dogs. After spending her early career as a journalist and experiencing a number of behavioural issues with her own canine companion, Lauren retrained in canine behaviour. She has Level 5 qualifications with Compass and the ISCP and is on the way to gaining a degree-level qualification with the overall aim of becoming a Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB). She is committed to only using ethical, science-based methods and knows first-hand the ups and downs that come with living with a dog who struggles emotionally. While she is completing her studies, she is not taking on behavioural cases. But watch this space come the latter half of 2022.

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Julie Oldfield

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Hi I’m Julie a qualified Canine Behaviourist and certified Separation Anxiety professional. Let me help you to enable your dog to be home alone and happy 😃

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Louise Silvers

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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!

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Jenna Sutherland

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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!

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Natalie Weller-Cliff

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I specialise in helping owners with dogs that can be difficult, including dogs with separation related distress. If that’s you, you’re not alone! Many dogs develop problem behaviours that even the most loving families can find challenging. I work with dogs like yours one to one, to get to the bottom of the difficulties you’re having. I’ll help you to find practical, force-free ways to have a more rewarding relationship with your dog. Insured, accredited, professional – and trained by Julie Naismith herself!

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Viv Peel

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Owner of Pawsitive Mutts Training & Behaviour, based in North East UK, Viv is delighted to be a certificated SA Pro Trainer, specialising in online separation anxiety as well in-person and online programs for those with dogs with reactive/aggressive behaviours. Viv is an Approved Dog Training College Trainer and Reactive Rascals Instructor, committed to continuous professional development and has over 15 years’ experience rehabilitating dogs. Passionate about delivering realistic and achievable improvements based on an ethical approach and supporting clients through their journey, ensuring they have the skills, knowledge and support to help their dogs. Having gone through the separation anxiety journey herself several years ago with her own dog, Viv personally knows the challenges clients face and through experience and formal learning knows how to achieve successful outcomes.

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Victoria Kingsman

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Victoria helps her clients achieve their separation anxiety goals with kind and effective methods which are easy to follow. She is based in beautiful Cumbria but helps clients all over the UK, and beyond. As well as achieving the title of SA Pro with Julie Naismith, she is a fully qualified trainer with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, has been trained and assessed by some of the world’s leading animal behaviourists and holds an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour (distinction). Victoria is proud to have joined the SA Pro family.

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Vanessa Bsirsky

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Vanessa is based in East London and is passionate about giving young puppies the best start in life, as well as offering Separation Anxiety packages. Vanessa has 20 years’ worth of customer service and management experience in the luxury high-end retail sector and brings exceptional levels of customer care to all of her dog training clients as a result. Vanessa also helps at a North London dog training club on a regular basis, mainly assisting in their puppy classes.

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Stephanie Evans

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Stephanie runs Step by Steph Dog Training in South Wales, UK. She runs life skills and trick training classes as well as providing a specialised service to her clients in the form of solo training walks. Stephanie is extremely committed to each and every one of the dogs she works with and is always topping up her learning so she can provide her clients with a high level of service. As an owner of a dog with separation anxiety herself, she prides herself on her ability to empathise with her clients and understands the impact such a disorder can have on owner’s every day lives.

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