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.
Beth is a Behavior Consultant in Dallas, TX and she has a master degree in animal behaviour, as well as certified in Separation Anxiety. She focuses on Separation Related Behaviors, aggression and reactivity. While Beth does take all dogs from all situations, she specializes in the rescue dog and has a thorough understanding of the anxiety that they can have. Beth not only supports several rescue groups in the Dallas area but she has 4 rescue dogs herself, one of which has separation anxiety. Not only does Beth understand it from a scientific level, but also on a very personal level.
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.