Tina, KPA-CTP, CSAT, and Puppy Start Right instructor is the owner of Doggy Einsteins Training. Her passion for helping pet guardians learn to effectively communicate with their dogs through the use of scientifically based, force-free training methods stems from her experience and love of her own (recovered) separation anxiety dog, Chile.
Carmaleta (Carm), M.S., KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT, owns Northstar Training Solutions in Eugene, Oregon. Her engagement in graduate school research into the human animal bond with vulnerable populations sparked her career in dog training, behavior, and commitment to helping families and their dogs through difficult times. Carm is also trained in mediation & facilitation and brings remarkable compassion and commitment to her work.
Genevieve, MA, CVT, CSAT, CCFT found her love for animal behavior at a very young age. She has been a certified veterinary nurse for 20 years, and operates her business Modern Animal Behavior, working in her community with local vets and shelters as a Fear Free Certified Professional and Certified Canine Fitness Trainer. She takes a holistic approach to helping dogs and owners with their behavior struggles using only the most current science based techniques. She loves to help owners and their dogs find the peace and harmony they truly deserve.
Rachel, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT, Faculty Advisor for Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior. Rachel is the owner of Cold Nose College, Natchez Trace as well as a well-known trainer and mentor in the service dog community. Rachel has expertise in breeding and raising puppies and enjoys continued study of dog behavior. She delights in assisting dogs and their owners to work through behavioral challenges, like separation anxiety, to achieve less stress and more fun.
Tara, MS, CSAT, KPA-CTP, PMCT2, CPDT-KA, has been training professionally in her business, Real Pet Behavior, since 2010. Her compassion for both ends of the leash grew from her experience in helping her dogs thru challenges with separation and noise sensitivities. She now enjoys helping dogs and their people overcome similar struggles and build stronger relationships using evidence based, force free training techniques.
Ally, CPDT-KA, CSAT, has been helping families attain their training goals since 2010. Though Separation Anxiety and puppy training + socialization are her specialties, she is happy to take on additional behavior cases of all shapes and sizes! Ally’s approach to training is based on choice, empowerment, and positive reinforcement. She believes that allowing our pets to navigate their worlds without unnecessary fear and anxiety helps to not only create healthy human-canine bonds, but also sets up our pets for the years to come.
Jenna, CSAT, CPDT-KA, Puppy Start Right Instructor, and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator is the owner of Cold Nose College West. Jenna credits her own recovered separation anxiety dog, Bentley, for inspiring her to help other dogs and their guardians overcome this devastating phobia. It is her top priority to use the most humane and effective training methods to help you and your dog connect and thrive.
Jane, CTC, CPDT-KA, CSAT is an honors graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers whose interest in training really took off after working with her own separation anxiety dog (now recovered), Nina. When she is not working with separation anxiety, Jane loves teaching group classes and helping fearful dogs feel better about the world. She is currently working with her second own separation anxiety dog, Asha.
Maia, M.A. M.Sc., KPA-CTP, CSAT, is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy, a Fear-Free Certified Professional and a passionate student of animal behavior. Having come to professional dog training by way of research in graduate school, Maia has been lucky enough to have extensive and ongoing training from some of the most respected specialists in the animal behavior world. Among her best teachers, however, she counts her wonderful dog, Cliquot, whose recovery from a long list of phobias has cemented her passion to help change the lives of fearful dogs and their guardians for the better.
Tiffany, CPDT-KA, CSAT, AAI owns Cold Nose College, Space Coast, FLA and is the only Fear Free Certified Professional in her area. Her written work can be seen in Whole Dog Journal and Barks from the Guild. Tiffany’s focus is education, and she is truly passionate about working with separation anxiety.
Lynn, M.A., KPA CTP, CSAT, CTMT, started her journey into dog training when she and her husband adopted their American Staffordshire Terrier. To help their dog, she turned to the internet and found a lot of conflicting information, which inspired her to learn and work towards helping others with anxious dogs. After she became certified through the Karen Pryor Academy, she went on to earn certification in canine massage and Separation Anxiety. Through her company, The Proficient Pup, Lynn focuses on helping shy, nervous, worried, and reactive doggies and the people who love them.
Bob, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA. Bob has been training his own family dogs for over 30 years, and working professionally since 2009 when he and his wife Susan launched Pawsitive Transformations Dog Training. He is a perpetual student of canine behavior science, devoted to gentle/friendly training techniques, and deeply enjoys helping clients and dogs make the most of their relationship by living happily and safely together. Bob and Susan live in Bloomington, Illinois with their “Labra-daughter” Daisy.
Joann, MS, MPH, RN, CPDT-KA, FDM, CSAT has been working with dogs professionally for over twenty years and specializes in separation anxiety work. She is a graduate of the Turid Rugaas International Dog Trainer Education program, is a Family Dog Mediator, and a Fear Free™ Certified Trainer. A keen student of animal behavior, Joann is always learning and uses kindness, compassion and science when working with clients and their dogs. In addition, she organizes educational events for dog professionals around the world.
Dana (they/she), CSAT, CPDT-KA, is a graduate with distinction from both the Karen Pryor Academy and Victoria Stilwell Academy, and is also trained in grief recovery education. They got their start in dog training after adopting two dogs – one that struggled with separation anxiety and one that struggled with reactivity. Dana owns the Brave Dog Collective based in North Carolina, and strives to create a safe, supportive environment for all learners – humans and dogs alike.
Kristine, CTC, PCBC-A, CSAT, CPDT-KA is a graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, a Fear-Free Certified Professional and a life long learner. Kristine first worked with dogs as an off leash dog walker in San Francisco, CA in the early 2000’s where she fell in with the science based, behavior obsessed crowed and has never looked back. Kristine approaches dogs and their behaviors on a holistic level. Using training based in science, agency, positivity and free of fear, coercion, or pain is the key to reaching out goals and having a healthy, life long bond with our sweet friends.
Kathryn is a VSA-Certified Dog Trainer (Online), a certified Family Dog Mediator, a Fear Free Certified Professional, and a passionate student of animal behavior. Her journey into dog training began after adopting her first dog, Cyrus, and she has continued to learn from and work with many respected professionals in the animal behavior world since. Kathryn’s experiences helping Cyrus to overcome his fearfulness and separation anxiety, as well as her experiences as a shelter volunteer, are her “why” for working to better the lives of both dogs and their guardians.
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