Kathleen is the owner of The Happier Dog. She earned her BA in Psychology and is a Certified Trainer and Counselor. She is also a Certified Fear-Free Professional and Separation Anxiety Pro. She is an avid animal advocate and has worked with animal rescue for over a decade. She understands the heartbreak people feel when their dog is struggling. Through training, patience and unwavering support she has helped hundreds of people and their dogs enjoy the relationship they both so desperately want. Kathleen works with people on all aspects of their dogs’ behaviour including, separation anxiety, house training, fear-based behaviours and basic life skills for dogs.
Julia is a graduate of the Kay Laurence TAKL 3-year accredited program for dog trainers, an Associate Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant with IAABC, Fear Free Certified, and a proud graduate of the SA Pro Trainer program. Her passion is helping dogs to overcome fear and anxiety, and helping their humans to understand them so they can all live in harmony. Her methods are evidenced-based, using positive reinforcement. She enjoys the unique aspect of helping dogs overcome the debilitating problem of separation anxiety. She is a learning enthusiast, continually taking courses, attending conferences, workshops, and seminars, reading and learning from webinars, podcasts, fellow trainers, and clients. Julia offers private consultations and training sessions, in-person on the North Shore of Vancouver or online all across Canada.
Hello! I’ve been training dogs for almost ten years. For a couple of years, I focus on training young puppies, coaching first-time dog owners and scent work. I love teaching dog guardians what an amazing thing a dog’s nose is and how they can have fun together and improve their relationship. Where separation anxiety used to be something I preferred to stay away from (like a lot of trainers) I encountered more and more puppies with separation anxiety. While helping these families I noticed my knowledge was too basic but also that I really enjoy working on separation anxiety. So here I am! For me as a person, animal rights are very important and this reflects in my work as a trainer and therapist. I work using positive reinforcement and put the dog’s mental health and wellbeing first. I want dogs to feel happy, comfortable and secure while training and in daily life. I live in Belgium but I help people and dogs all over the world.
Jessica Ring is the owner of My Fantastic Friend, LLC based in Ellicott City, Maryland. Jessica helps you bring out the best in your dog for a happier life together. She strives to provide the most effective, efficient, humane and up-to-date training solutions to her human and canine clients. She offers private and group training for puppies, basic skills, tricks and enrichment, as well as consultations for behaviour problems. Online options are available. Jessica is a Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A) through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), an honours graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC), a Pat Miller Certified Trainer (PMCT) and a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to becoming a dog trainer, Jessica was a graphic designer and university professor.
Jennifer Pratt is a formally educated, multi-credentialed dog behaviour consultant and owner of Wag the Dog and Company, LLC a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company providing dog training services for dog guardians worldwide. She and her team are dedicated to helping guardians live the life they want to lead with their beloved companions by sharing their knowledge of how dogs learn and what really gets them motivated in life in a way that is not only science-based and effective but fun for both ends of the leash. Jennifer specializes in helping families and their companions with fear, aggression, phobias and isolation distress/separation anxiety. Whether the task is teaching your dog or puppy new manners or helping you to solve behaviour related issues, she and her team are here to help with one-on-one training, self-paced e-courses, and live events.
Jennifer is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, who spent the first several years of her dog training career working with young puppies. Seeing the strain that separation anxiety puts on the dog-human relationship and quality of life for both owner and dog, Jennifer decided to dedicate herself full-time to helping these families. She shares puppy raising info on Facebook and YouTube, and generally wants to see puppies all day every day! She’s thrilled that the SA Pro Trainer program has helped her find a way to help more people have the most magical relationship imaginable with their dog. Jennifer is in Washington State, US. You can reach her via her website.
Jane Robinson is the current Chair of the UK’s Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is a full member of the APDT (m01194), is an accredited behaviourist and pet bereavement counsellor. Based in North London, Jane’s focus has always been working with her clients to help them understand their pet dogs’ training and behaviour needs and make this as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Using only science and evidence-based methods, she prides herself on working closely with owners to help them through what can often prove to be emotionally challenging problems. Jane is proud to be a SA Pro Trainer and add this valuable service to those she already offers her clients who (with the advent of online training) are located across the world.
Jamie has been operating CNDR since 2017 which started out as an in-home boarding and walk business, but quickly turned into the training business that it is today after she adopted her dog, Carter. Carter came to them when he was over one year old and had deep-seated fear toward people, dogs, and handling. He is the spark that lit the fire for her passion for canine behaviour. She has completed certificates in Canine Reactivity, Canine Fear, is St. John’s Pet First Aid Certified, Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Comprehensive Program, holds her CPDT-KA certification, is a Fear-Free Certified Trainer, and SA Pro Trainer. Jamie focuses on helping owners learn to better understand their fearful and anxious dogs, build confidence and trust, and create new and fun experiences with their dogs using patient, force-free, and rewards-based training practices. She runs all things CNDR, from booking clients, and creating programs, to running the social media and web pages, to hosting and editing the podcast!
Hannah started her dog training career at a busy, open-admission animal shelter, where she helped fearful and anxious dogs cope with their bewildering surroundings and make it through the shelter system to new, loving homes. Now, she does her best to keep dogs from entering the shelter system in the first place by providing life-changing training to them and their families, helping them stay together. Hannah has worked with dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments, but anxious dogs hold a special place in her heart, having lived with several of her own. She loves to watch these dogs blossom as they progress through training and learn that the world isn’t as scary as they first feared! Hannah is an honor graduate from The Academy for Dog Trainers, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, and a member of the Pet Professional Guild, an organization committed to force-free training. She has seen the incredible impact that kind, science-based training can have on the lives of dogs and their guardians and she is so excited to share her skills and knowledge with whoever needs it.