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.
Victoria has been working in animal behaviour and welfare since 2000 where she started using positive reinforcement methods to train neglected horses. She attended school at the University of Guelph receiving a Bachelor degree in animal sciences with an emphasis on animal nutrition and behaviour. She also received a Master’s degree in Science from the Animal Behaviour and Welfare department at Guelph University. She attended her veterinary medicine degree at Edinburgh University in the UK; graduating in 2015 and practising in the UK before returning to Canada in 2016. Animal nutrition, behaviour, and welfare continue to be her main areas of interest. She is especially passionate about fear and force-free methods. Her favourite areas of interest in training are separation anxiety, cat behaviour, child safety with dogs, and trick training in dogs and cats. Her business, Shaggy Dog Pet Services, is online and in-person in the Kingston, Ontario area. She can see clients Canada-wide.
Tracey has a lifelong passion for animals. She has been working with dogs for over two decades. Currently, she specializes in puppy’s first month – starting puppies and their people out on the path to a wonderful relationship. Helping dogs overcome anxiety is a very personal commitment she has made. Tracey lives with 5 dogs, 2 cats, 4 horses, 1 mule, 21 chickens, and a musician.
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.
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.
Hi there! I had a dog with separation anxiety myself and know how hard it can be. Because of her, I wanted to know more about this so I could help other people to help their dog overcome their separation anxiety. It’s important to me that you feel safe with me to share all your doubts and questions. I want you to understand what’s going on so you can help your dog the best way and be on the same team. Aside from SA cases, I help all kinds of people, dogs and cats with a wide variety of struggles. I work a lot with dogs that were adopted from abroad and expecting families. Working force-free and fear-free training is a no-brainer for me. I want you and your pet to understand each other and have the happiest life together. Tackling separation anxiety can be overwhelming and you have to do it yourself, but with me by your side, you don’t have to do it alone. Feel free to contact me for a non-binding introductory meeting.
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.
Sarah had already been training dogs for 14 years when her SA pup Ernie came along, because of him she quickly realised that help was extremely difficult to find. Traditional trainers and behaviourists simply didn’t have the setup or time to help. Separation Anxiety Solutions was born from a need for specialist care for owners like me of dogs with Separation Anxiety. Based in the UK, Sarah’s business is now 100% geared to treating separation and isolation distress by providing the guidance, training and support needed for owners of these very, very special dogs.