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Victoria Kingsman

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Victoria helps her clients achieve their separation anxiety goals with kind and effective methods which are easy to follow. She is based in beautiful Cumbria but helps clients all over the UK, and beyond. As well as achieving the title of SA Pro with Julie Naismith, she is a fully qualified trainer with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, has been trained and assessed by some of the world’s leading animal behaviourists and holds an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour (distinction). Victoria is proud to have joined the SA Pro family.

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Victoria Hohlfeld

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Victoria Hohlfeld, IAABC-ADT, SA Pro, works for Wag the Dog and Company in the Milwaukee, WI area. Victoria works one-on-one with families with newly adopted puppies, adolescents, and adults in need of guidance with basic family dog socialization and manners. Victoria is an Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT) certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Additionally, she is a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer (SA Pro), a Fear-Free certified professional, and a graduate of the Fear-Free Shelter Program. Prior to joining Wag the Dog and Company in 2020, she worked for eight years managing a rescue and adoption program working with pit bull-type dogs where she dedicated herself to working with families under the mottos of ‘when you know better, you do better’ and ‘dog training is something we should be doing with our dogs, not to them’. In her spare time, she manages support programming for a local dog-related non-profit organization and volunteers for the ASPCA & HSUS as a responder, working with dogs rescued from cruelty cases. Victoria lives with her husband and two fur kids, Tank and Penny!

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Torie Silletto

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As a staff member of the San Francisco SPCA Behavior & Training team, Torie worked extensively with shelter dogs in need of behavior modification. She also specialized in enrichment and welfare, puppy socialization, and taught ongoing classes for staff and volunteers. She further honed her skills at the East Bay SPCA where she taught public dog training classes.​ Torie is an Honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, an advanced two-year course of study that is highly regarded as the “Harvard for dog trainers.” She is a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (Accredited) and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge-Assessed. She has also completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and is a member of Pet Professional Guild and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.​ No matter the problem, Torie is well equipped to provide solutions. As a lifelong animal welfare advocate, she never has and never will use pain or fear to make a dog behave.

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Toni Clarke

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I am the owner of Well Done Charlie LLC, a dog training company based in Washington, D.C. I specialize in helping fearful dogs in general, and dogs with separation anxiety in particular. There is nothing worse than seeing your dog experience fear of any kind and I am dedicated to helping both you and your dog. I was born in Australia, grew up in England, and spent much of my career as a journalist before switching to dog training. I now live in the United States and spend several months a year working across time zones from Italy.

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Mark Pryor

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I discovered separation anxiety when I rescued my first GSP in 2004. With very little knowledge of the topic and no support available at that time, I struggled with not leaving him alone and felt so sorry for him as I knew he was struggling more than me. This led me to study canine behaviour at Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire and set my own business in 2005. I now cover a broad range of behavioural problems with my clients, and I am extremely proud to be SA Pro Trainer. I am based in Didcot, Oxfordshire working both online and in-person on a 1:1 basis.

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Lara Conaway

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My aim is to help you have a harmonious and contented relationship with your dog. No dog is perfect; all of them have quirks, likes and dislikes, just like us. I love helping clients understand their dogs better, creating a deep bond that literally lasts a lifetime. About 3 years ago, having lived with dogs for most of my life, I branched out from the corporate world and became qualified in dog training and behaviour through the VSA. Since then, I have helped 100’s of dogs and their owners on different behavioural issues, with a focus on bespoke, individual support. Through my experience, I have become more focused on working and studying the more challenging behaviours, with a particular interest in helping separation anxiety clients. This led me to the wonderful training with Julie Naismith of which I am a proud holder of the SA Pro Badge. I live in the UK in the Surrey countryside with 2 wonderful lurchers. I work with clients on a local, regional and worldwide level both through the convenience of Zoom consults and if local, 1:1 home visits. My separation anxiety training approach is to be sensitive and understanding to help you find your freedom and have a happier dog.

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Kiem Sie

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Kiem is a SAPT, certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), and behaviour consultant who has been working across two sectors for over a decade: animal welfare and higher education. Her journey into dog training started when she rescued her dog Bimo who was running on the streets of Oakland. This led her into the world of sheltering, starting as a volunteer, then board member, and then trainer and behaviour consultant. Her next dog, Leo is a foster fail and suffered from separation anxiety. Kiem’s experiences with her dog and other dogs suffering from SA in and out of shelters was the spark for her interest in helping dogs develop comfort with being alone. In addition to her dog training business, Kiem serves as the Operations Director for two non-profit organizations: Shelter Playgroup Alliance (SPA) and Humane Dog Training Advocates (HDTA). SPA provides animal welfare organizations with education, tailorable guidelines, and support materials for developing and implementing comprehensive enrichment programs. Humane Dog Training Advocates (HDTA) promotes modern, positive, humane, and science-based dog training methods through education and advocacy. Through education and support, HDTA hopes that fewer dogs are relinquished to shelters.

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Kelly Oakland

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I am committed to force free positive training methods and love to help people and their dogs to live in harmony together. I am based in Manchester in the UK but can help clients who have separation anxiety issues with their dogs anywhere in the world by carrying out the consultations over Zoom.

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Karyn Ellis

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Karyn is a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, specializing in puppy training, separation anxiety, reactivity & ‘city skills’.  She has owned Moxie Mutts since ’05 and practices science-based, force & fear-free, positive reinforcement methods only. She is an avid dog advocate & believes that effective training begins and ends with the owner.  She fosters open and honest communication with her clients and provides unwavering support and guidance throughout and beyond training. Karyn understands the special bond between a person and their dog, and how heartbreaking behavioral issues can be.  She is dedicated to helping her clients understand their dogs’ behavior, working together to ease fear and anxiety, and build that bond to the fullest.

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Karen Henley

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Owner of Bark-ology and based in the UK, Karen is a certified dog trainer, member of the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter and proud to be a SA Pro Certified Trainer. Specialising in Separation Anxiety, Karen believes that you and your dog deserve to work with someone who is educated about the most up to date training and passionate about providing positive, science-based effective training for dogs and their guardians and aims to do just that! She is here to help! If you want to stop feeling guilty when you leave your dog alone, want to stop feeling trapped in your own home and if you are overwhelmed with conflicting advice then give her a call. She works using a step by step programme to support you and your dog and will hold your hand every step of the way. She uses modern science-based, positive training techniques and gives you the tools to help your dog and not feel a prisoner in your own home. All training is done remotely but don’t panic if you are a technophobe, it is very easy and she can help you get started if you are not sure what to do.

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