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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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Jolijn Jorissen

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Hello! I’ve been training dogs for almost ten years. For a couple of years, I focus on training young puppies, coaching first-time dog owners and scent work. I love teaching dog guardians what an amazing thing a dog’s nose is and how they can have fun together and improve their relationship. Where separation anxiety used to be something I preferred to stay away from (like a lot of trainers) I encountered more and more puppies with separation anxiety. While helping these families I noticed my knowledge was too basic but also that I really enjoy working on separation anxiety. So here I am! For me as a person, animal rights are very important and this reflects in my work as a trainer and therapist. I work using positive reinforcement and put the dog’s mental health and wellbeing first. I want dogs to feel happy, comfortable and secure while training and in daily life. I live in Belgium but I help people and dogs all over the world.

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Jo Sellers

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After beginning as a dog walker, Jo began Pippin Pets Dog Training to help all new dog owners set their puppies up for success.  She learnt reward training from some of the best clicker trainers in the UK and runs many successful puppy classes and scent work courses. Her first dog Reba had terrible Separation Anxiety, and first advice given by vets actually made it worse. This is when she knew she needed to find the best and most ethical methods to help Reba, and for her to have a life again.  This led to becoming a certified Pro Trainer by Julie Naismith and operating as a specialist in this area. Based in Surrey, UK, Jo can also help Separation Anxiety clients who live anywhere through her online support packages.

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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 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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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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Gabriela Hubbard

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Gabriela is offering reward-based training in the Washington, DC Metro Area. She works with ALL ages, sizes, and breeds and tailors classes to promote demonstrable learning, real-life skills, and a happy dog.

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Doreen Potter

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Doreen Potter is the owner of A2B Dog Training and Behaviour-based in Cumbria, UK. Doreen has spent most of her adult life working with dog’s, either in the training of pet owners, or competing in Obedience with her collies. Having rescued a street dog (+3 more), Doreen became engrossed in learning how to help anxious and nervous dog’s cope with life. Threw herself into learning and educating herself with positive reward-based training, to help not just the dog’s with their struggles but the dog’s guardians and family too. Giving 100% support throughout their time together. Doreen works on the dog’s struggles by understanding why they behave in a certain way. Giving the family the tools to help continue with their dog’s transformation. Doreen is now specialising in Separation Anxiety along with dog’s struggling with anxiety. Providing coaching for puppies and older dogs too. Doreen can help you wherever you live in the world and you can always get in touch for a chat.

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Debbie Thomas

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Debbie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) in the Pittsburgh, PA area. She has been a volunteer and a trainer at a local Animal Shelter for over 12 years. In those years, she became serious about furthering her education in the animal behavior world. Holding a number of certifications, including IAABC-ADT, Fear Free Certified Trainer and a Hernsenwerk Enrichment Mentor. She is currently working on being a certified Treat-ReTreat Mentor and being Certified in Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation. Working with shy and fearful dogs is Debbie’s specialty as well as separation anxiety. She works closely with her clients and coaches them step by step in this process. Always taking the cues from the dogs, and never rushing them. Before becoming a Dog Trainer, Debbie worked as a dental hygienist and specialized in helping fearful patients. Being empathetic, compassionate and respectful has earned her the trust of many clients and dogs alike. Debbie teaches group classes at a local shelter and provides private in-home training in the Pittsburgh area.

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Deb Bennison

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Toward the end of my career as a science teacher, I began studying to turn my lifelong doggy hobby into a new career. I qualified as a franchised Puppy School tutor, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), a scent dog tutor, and also as a Certified Animal Behaviourist (CAB). I then decided to specialise in the issue of separation anxiety due to the real suffering it can cause in both dogs and their owners. The SA Pro training has given me the tools to really help dogs get over their home-alone issues. Although currently based in Oxfordshire, I am a northerner with a straightforward attitude and a positive belief that with the right tools we can make a big difference. Before learning about this method, I found separation anxiety cases difficult, but now am pleased and excited about the difference that is made using this clever technique.

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