Though every client is assigned their own personal SA trainer, you also benefit from the work we do together behind the scenes. We are constantly striving to fine-tune our processes and strategies to provide you and your dog the most solid relief possible. That means coming together for regular case meetings to share new ideas, putting our heads together to punch through difficult cases, and making sure we’re always at our best for you.
As you can see from their bios, our team-of-trainers are highly accomplished, expert dog trainers in their own right before they began their journey with us to become Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers. We look for the very best—trainers with extensive experience in behavior modification work, the best education the industry has to offer, highly honed skill sets, and that special touch to provide the support you need to get to the finish line.
Lisa is a CPDT-KA, a Pat Miller Certified Trainer-Level 2, Faculty for the Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog training and Behavior and founder of Cold Nose College in Murphy, NC. A passionate advocate for science-based, force-free dog training, Lisa is a regular contributor to Whole Dog Journal, and the co-instructor of the Separation Anxiety Certification Program.
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.
Maia Huff-Owen, M.A. M.Sc., KPA-CTP, CSAT. Maia 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.
C.C. is a CPDT-KA, Pat Miller Certified Trainer, CSAT, Faculty Advisor for the Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior and the owner of Wonder Dog University serving Charleston, SC and globally, online. Specializing in Separation Anxiety was motivated by her own – now recovered – dogs, Rocco and Jasper. C.C.’s extensive experience with rescues and as a large shelter Behavior and Training Manager shaped her mission to help humans understand their dogs better and give them the real-life tools for success.
Genevieve Cahill, 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.
Carmaleta (Carm) Aufderheide, 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.
Roger, CPDT-KA, CSAT, lives in New Orleans, and uses only fear-free, evidence-based methods, tempered with compassion and empathy, to help pooches and their humans live together beautifully and confidently. Roger has been training dogs as an amateur since 1972 when he was 14 years old, but began his journey to professionalism in 2009, conducting weekly classes for the Louisiana SPCA until 2015, and for the New Orleans Bark Market through early 2020. He earned the CSAT credential in 2017, and he’s grateful to be able to help pooches and their humans who jointly suffer the effects of separation-related problems.