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.