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.
Emily Priestley, CTC, has been working with and handling dogs professionally for over a decade. Emily’s long career with the BC SPCA has allowed her to have a proven track record, having personally handled over 2,000 dogs. With experience with a magnitude of breeds and all problem behaviours, Emily has worked with dogs who are in desperate need of intervention and behaviour modification. As a graduate of the world-renowned Academy for Dog Trainers and accredited by the BC SPCA’s AnimalKind program, Emily is committed to using current, scientific and kind techniques, and continuing education to ensure that you’re in the hands of the most advanced methods out there. Emily is certified as an SA Pro to help humanely and effectively guide you and your dog to recovery from separation anxiety. Emily is committed to providing a non-judgmental, kind, and supportive atmosphere for both dogs and their guardians and will always be transparent about methods and techniques, allowing you to feel comfortable handing over the leash.
Doreen Potter is the owner of A2B Dog Training and Behaviour-based in Cumbria, UK. Doreen has spent most of her adult life working with dog’s, either in the training of pet owners, or competing in Obedience with her collies. Having rescued a street dog (+3 more), Doreen became engrossed in learning how to help anxious and nervous dog’s cope with life. Threw herself into learning and educating herself with positive reward-based training, to help not just the dog’s with their struggles but the dog’s guardians and family too. Giving 100% support throughout their time together. Doreen works on the dog’s struggles by understanding why they behave in a certain way. Giving the family the tools to help continue with their dog’s transformation. Doreen is now specialising in Separation Anxiety along with dog’s struggling with anxiety. Providing coaching for puppies and older dogs too. Doreen can help you wherever you live in the world and you can always get in touch for a chat.
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.
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.
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.
My work is my passion, my love, my puzzle to analysis because each Dog is unique and special. The Dog communicates by behaviour, body language, play, brain work etc. All those pieces give Us many combinations to find THAT right place for THAT piece to understand his/her personality. This is the most powerful and important knowledge to have. By knowing it, we can concentrate on adjusting the training plan to his/her personality. I love analyzing and asking plenty of questions, sometimes it is a chat with the dog “Why do you do it? What are you trying to tell me? ” Soon after, the eyes/body language starts speaking to me. Sometimes, I feel like a channel between the dog and its owner to help them to understand each other. I love seeing the Owner’s happiness & confidence after a few sessions with me. How proud they are because they could understand their own dog. That sparkle in their eyes melts my heart. The priceless moment for me is the last day of training. Unforgettable feelings to see the bond, the relationship, confidence & pride between them. That moment, where my puzzle is finished and the picture shows “The Bond with the Dog” is completed.
I am a Dog Trainer and SA Pro based in East Yorkshire, but also working remotely anywhere. I have two Border Collies, two Cats, and a husband of my own and run classes and 1-2-1 training sessions. I love helping people and their dogs become a stronger team and assisting you to understand each other better! I run Separation Anxiety-specific programmes to help your dog build their confidence and ability to be alone, which in turn gives owners the assurance that they can leave their dogs alone.