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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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Samara Love

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Samara Love has been working with dogs professionally for over 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of the Dog Training Internship Academy and a Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer. Her speciality is helping dogs and people learn to overcome separation anxiety. “Reach out to learn more – I’d love to chat!

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Xenia Jones

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I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) SA Pro and Fear Free Certified Dog Trainer. I’m also a Puppy Start Right Instructor. I’m currently working towards my Control Unleashed Certification. I started my career as a rescuer. I love to help dogs and the humans in their lives. I have a passion to strengthen the bond between humans and dogs. I’m taking new clients for separation anxiety, anywhere in the world. Look forward to work with you.

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Adriana Vergara

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Accredited Delta Dog Trainer studied Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with Delta Institute Australia, Certified Separation Anxiety pro trainer with Julie Naismith SA dogs certificate. Adriana is an accredited Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Trainer, through the Delta Institute. TagTeacher Level 1 Certification, Currently studying Level 2. Certificate Learning about Learning with Animals -Science of Behaviour Change-Dr Susan Friedman. Treasurer and Chief Dog instructor at Sydney All Dogs Breed Training Club at Concord. Adriana Volunteered as a Treasurer at APDT. Member of Australian Pet Dog Trainer APDT, Member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPGA). Supporting Member of IAABC International Association Animal Behaviour Consultants, Member of pet owners at Fear Free Pets. Member of Dogs NSW. In addition, Adriana professional career is not limited to a dog trainer, it includes more than 25 years in Corporate Finance.

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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 Blondin

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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.

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Tracey Delfino

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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.

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Tanzi Leary

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Tanzi is the founder of Dog Crazy Lady and is a professional dog trainer with multiple certifications. Due to providing great results and friendly service, 28 Baltimore metro area veterinary clinics and 2 veterinary behaviour clinics are comfortable referring their clients to her. She is committed to using effective, humane training techniques and will help your dog make step-by-step progress. Because she is married with 2 teens, she can help figure out how to add training plans to a hectic schedule, too. CPDT-KA, PMCT SA Pro Certified Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant Fear-Free Certified Professional

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Sylvia Currie

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Sylvia’s credentials include a Bachelor of Education and an Applied Sciences Master’s degree, both perfectly suited to implementing evidence-based behaviour change and training programs for humans and their dogs. In addition to SA Pro Trainer, she is an accredited dog trainer through Kay Laurence’s 3-year TAKL program, a certified behaviour adjustment training instructor (CBATI), a TTouch practitioner, and an associate certified member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. Private consultations are offered in the Thompson Nicola region of British Columbia, and online across Canada.

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