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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I have been training and rehabilitating dogs (and their owners!) for 12 years, and now specialise in treating dogs with separation related disorders. I won Dog Trainer of the Year 2020 with the London Prestige Awards and have featured in The Telegraph and write monthly for Animal Talk, a national magazine in South Africa to help promote reward-based methods.
Hey! I’m a dog trainer and a cat coach so I’m here for help with your dog, your cat or both if they aren’t getting along. 😉 I specialized in reactivity, stress (chronic stress), anxiety and of course separation anxiety in dogs. I love to help dogs (and cats) to a relaxed and happy life. There is so much conflicting information out there about dogs and the way we “should” be training or treating them. I would like to make a change by informing about science-based, fear- and force-free training methods. Because yes, there is another way which is loving and gentle to dogs and also yes, they work for all dogs, regardless of breed or age. 😉 My own dog Nala is the living proof of what remarkable changes are possible when you apply modern dog training. She is a lovely Kooikerhondje, born in 2015 and she had taught me so much. I love what I do and I’m very grateful to be able to do this and help dogs and their parents to a more relaxed and happy life together.