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Maddie Messina

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Maddie Messina is the owner of Paws for Thought Dog Training in Manhattan, NY. As a result of her work with shelter animals, pet dogs, and her graduate course studies, Maddie has an extensive and in-depth knowledge of canine behavior. She prides herself in the ability to bring this knowledge and skill-set to her work with private clients, allowing her to assist clients whose dogs have a complex set of issues that otherwise may go unaided. Maddie came to acquire the Separation Anxiety Pro certification after dealing first-hand with her own dog’s separation anxiety. She knows exactly how debilitating it can be to have a dog who cannot be left alone. Maddie is thrilled to be able to help clients gain their freedom back and most importantly teach them how to help their dog feel safe and comfortable when left alone!

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Clare Hart-Slattery

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Clare Hart-Slattery is the owner and operator of Adventure Ready Dog Training. She is a Certified Training Counselor through The Academy for Dog Trainers, where she graduated with honors. She is a force free trainer and is committed to coaching owners and helping them achieve their #doggoals. She volunteers with Best Friends Animal Society, based in Utah. When she’s not training, you can find her outside rock climbing, hiking, and adventuring in the great outdoors with her husband and two pups, Dexter and Penny.

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Kerry Woods

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Kerry is based in the Scottish Borders and is proud to be one of only a handful of Cert. SAPTs in Scotland. Kerry came into the dog training world from an academic background. She graduated with an MA in Psychology in 2017, before completing her MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2019. Before starting her own business, Kerry spent 3 years working as a Dog Training Instructor for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. During this time, she had the pleasure of training over 30 Assistance Dogs and found her passion for coaching. Kerry’s time at Hearing Dogs makes her particularly experienced with Cockapoos, Spaniels, Poodles and Labradors, but is ready and able to help you no matter your dog’s breed. Kerry solely accepts Separation Anxiety cases. Her training packages are entirely remote, meaning she is ready to help you regain your freedom no matter where you are.

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Leonie Lous-Snoek

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Hi! Nice to meet you! After having worked for several international companies, I decided to switch careers to do what I love doing most: working with people and dogs! I work as a dog behaviorist and I am a certified SA Pro! Next to that, I’m a canine myofascial release therapist, as I believe body and mind are very much connected. I work science based and want to help out both dogs and people to enjoy life to the fullest, as I believe we should enjoy the time with our dogs as much as we can. I live in a small village in Zeeland, together with my husband, our dog Oscar (my biggest inspiration) and our 2 rabbits: Flip & Mila. In my free time, you will find me in nature :). If you have any questions, feel welcome to contact me!

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Lizi Arnold

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I’m a SA Pro, dog trainer and behaviour consultant and all round lover of dogs! My holistic approach to dogs speaks volumes to the dog and clients, and I only ever use positive reinforcement and force free techniques. I have 4 rescues of my own and they’ve taught me so much!

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Janet Laidlaw

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Janet is passionate about relationship based dog training and has a YouTube channel “The Dog Vlog” to help people better understand and enjoy their pets. Janet has worked as a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Coordinator and has been one of the world’s few official “Wild Goose Chasers”. Her working Border Collies, Sprite and Keegan, sent away Canada Geese from city fields and high activity sports fields “disturbing the poop” for over 5 years. Keegan also has had extreme separation issues, made complicated by the fact that he is epileptic and that stress can trigger his seizures. Using Julie’s Naismith’s methods Keegan has accomplished 2 hours alone time which was previously unimaginable for him! For many years Janet has experienced the journey of living as a single person with a dog who can’t be left alone and truly understands how emotionally challenging this can be. She would love to help others overcome separation anxiety obstacles.

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Sarah Worth

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Sarah is the owner and founder of My Complex Canine. With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology she started her working life in various educational and professional organisations helping humans to learn a variety of skills via both in-person and online education. After volunteering & working in well-known UK assistance dog organisations, rescue & rehoming centres and completing a level 5 diploma in dog behaviour, Sarah started My Complex Canine to help humans to understanding their relationship with their canine friends! As a certified Puppy School Tutor Sarah specialised in puppies and adolescence dogs, she is a registered Animal Training Instructor(ATI) with the ABTC and a provisional member (CAB) with the ABPC. Sarah is delighted to be a certified SA Pro providing preventative support for puppy parents and specialised online support for owners with dogs with separation anxiety. Currently taking a short break to have a human baby! Sarah will be back working with clients on a 1:1 basis, online and in-person in 2023.

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