Clare is the owner of ‘Paddy’s Paws Dog Training and Behaviour’ based in Worcestershire which offers longer-term programmes to support Reactivity and Separation Anxiety. She also offers online ‘Puppy Life Skills’ programmes which include home alone training and setting your puppy up for the best possible start in our world. Clare runs ‘Spaniel Speak’ which incorporates her passion for all things Spaniel! Spaniel Speak is for all Spaniels and Spaniel Crosses who struggle with separation anxiety behaviours. Clare supports new puppy guardians with initial home alone training as well as adolescent and older dogs who struggle with separation anxiety. This is fully online and Clare works with clients nationally and internationally to support them with their dogs home alone training. Clare is a qualified teacher, coach and has studied canine behaviour to degree level. She has studied with the ISCP, the IMDTB, the IAABC and the Dog Training College.
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.
Celeste began her professional career in dogs in 2003 when she became a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She worked for eight years as an assistant at a local veterinary clinic. This experience gives her a much deeper understanding of the physiological and health issues that may be affecting her clients’ dogs. Eventually, Celeste decided to leave the clinic and focus on training and behavior. To do so she attended the Academy of Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA where she received a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). She is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). Celeste continues her education by attending such events as the Annual Conference of Associated Dog Trainers, Clicker Expo and selected other seminars which allows her to keep up with new developments in the field and maintain her CPDT-KA. Recently, Celeste became Level 1 Certified in TAG Teach. In 2018 Celeste attended a chicken camp with Terry Ryan. Yes, you read that right chickens! Celeste believes that it is through training a wide range of animals that you hone your training skill.
Carrie is the proud owner and trainer/behaviourist of Carrie’s Canines & Friends in Coventry and over the past 6 years has worked with a wide range of training and behavioural issues with 100’s of dogs. She provides a range of services, but specialises in helping dogs with Separation Anxiety and helping puppy owners getting it right from the start.She is a reward based trainer, where her training is based on science and ethics. She is passionate about helping other people live happier lives with their dogs, as she does with hers own.
Caroline started working with dogs as soon as she left school and has run her own boarding kennels in the South West of England for 37yrs. She started her training journey 20yrs ago and is a qualified dog training instructor and proud member of the IMDT. She specialises mostly in puppy classes and also holds scent work classes. After 37yrs of running her boarding kennels, she wants to concentrate more on the training side. Becoming a Separation Anxiety trainer seemed to fit in well as puppy class clients often said how they couldn’t leave their puppies without them getting upset. As well as puppy classes Caroline also offers 121 training. Based in Newton Abbot, Devon, Caroline offers training advice and help both in person and via Zoom.
I have over 10 years of experience working with dogs with many different behavioural issues. One of my own dogs began to display severe separation anxiety prior to moving home. This led to my desire to specialise in separation anxiety issues, and wanting to understand from a scientific point of view how I could not only help my own dog but other dogs out there! Being a SA PRO Trainer (which I am so proud to be a part of this organisation) will now give me tools to help those SA dogs. Through my work to date I have learnt to understand how anxiety impacts both dogs and owners emotionally and physically. Dr John Bradshaw (a leading expert in separation anxiety) wrote an article in the Guardian that included the quote “most dogs hate being left on their own. Dogs can be trained to cope with being left but few owners are aware that they can (indeed should) do this”. Using peer-reviewed scientific evidence, safe training using desensitization to keep dogs under their panic threshold, our aim and desire is to help as many dogs as possible to stay safe regardless of the source of the behaviour (separation anxiety, isolation, or frustration). Following our step-by-step programme, we go at the pace your dog dictates by ensuring we remain under its panic threshold. We use easy to follow steps and by setting uncomplicated, achievable goals. Although I am based in the UK, I can work with clients over a worldwide basis as all our sessions take place via video link in the comfort of your own home. During the programme, we provide ongoing patient and empathetic support to ensure you and your dog remain motivated.
Angela Gardner, CTC, CSAT, SA Pro Trainer specializes in Separation Anxiety. She is also a Behavior Consultant and Puppy Class Instructor for Marin Humane. She has 16 years of experience training dog parents and their animals, as well as consulting, teaching, and boarding dogs. She’s a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer, and holds certificates in both Teaching Separation Anxiety in Dogs, and Animal Behavior from Marin Humane. In her off-time, Angela is an avid hiker and paddleboarder. She and her Beagle and Mini Aussie mix, Rookie, enjoy watching sunsets from the 40 foot Delta boat they call home.
Hi! I’m a French behavior consultant and I specialize in SA and rescue dogs. My goal is to support and help guardians who struggle with their dog’s SA. Many dogs end up or are stuck in shelters because of SA, and I’d like to make a change. I also love doing prevention with puppies and newly adopted dogs for them to be comfortable from the start with alone time. I know how hard it can be to live with an SA dog. That’s why coaching humans is a crucial part of my job. It is very important for me to support guardians in the SA journey – the ups, the downs, the doubts and the final freedom! Working as a team and helping guardians reach their goals is what I’m really passionate about. Supporting dogs’ AND humans’ mental health and well-being is the reason why I love working with SA cases. I only use positive reinforcement and science-based methods. I live in France and help French-speaking and English-speaking people all around the world! Do not hesitate to contact me for more info.
Amy is the owner of Dog Gone Good on the islands of Bermuda. She provides evidence-based training services for everything from basics to separation anxiety and is dedicated to reward-based training. In addition, she runs weekly playgroups for puppies and adult dogs to help owners socialize their dogs off lead in a safe and friendly environment. She teaches the owners about dog body language, what play consists of and how to interrupt when necessary. Amy offers private sessions and group training classes. She is a City & Guild level 3 qualified dog groomer, offering holistic mobile grooming to her clients as well. Amy is a graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned her CTC qualification. She has also studied with Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Sarah Whitehead, in the UK. Having graduated from some of the best courses in the world, including the SA Pro Training Certificate, Amy is well equipped to help dog owners achieve their training goals in a humane way and provide them with support, transparency and encouragement along the journey.
Amy is a qualified, friendly and enthusiastic dog trainer. Originally from Yorkshire, Amy now lives in Perth, Scotland with her Rottweiler, Coco and partner, Sam. Amy is passionate about helping owners learn more about their dogs’ behaviour to overcome any issues and problems they may be having together. Amy’s journey into dog training started over 10 years ago when she left school and began studying animal management. Since then, Amy has completed a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare alongside many other dog training courses and is proud to be a SA Pro Certified Trainer. Amy has worked with a wide variety of animals all over the world, from training captive birds of prey here in the UK to protecting whales and dolphins in Kenya. Amy turned her focus to dog training when she adopted Coco and became passionate about behavioural issues whilst working through Coco’s reactivity.