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Meet Dogo Trainers

We believe that to build a strong friendship we need to spend quality time with our friends, let it be training, playing or relaxing in a park together. Through positive reinforcement of good behaviour we can show our dogs what pleases us and what is expected.

Dogo trainers will guide you through training by reviewing video exams and answering your questions in the helpline.

Sylvia Wes

Sylvia Wes

USA

An ABCDT certified trainer in Los Angeles. Currently she works as the head trainer and behavior specialist at Up Dog LA. She is a science based, positive reinforcement trainer teaching dogs and humans how to have better relationships through kind, loving communication. A pet professional with over a decade of experience, she is a dog lover through and through. 

Angela Gardner

Angela Gardner

USA

She is a professional dog trainer certified from The Academy for Dog Trainers and from Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs. She started working with dogs when she owned a dog walking business in San Francisco for 12 years. Currently, Angela trains via online consults for dog owners around the world. Her mission is to be a bridge for easier communication between dog and owner. 

Heather Gibbs

Heather Gibbs

USA

Heather is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Animal Behavior College Mentor, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Shelter Behavior Affiliate, as well as a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) from the esteemed Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Heather has worked in animal behavior, training, and care for several organizations including the Animal Rescue Foundation of Texas and Southeastern Guide Dogs. She is currently the Behavior and Training Manager for the Humane Society of Pinellas in Clearwater, Florida where she works to improve the lives of pets looking for adoptive homes through reward-based training, behavior modification, and enrichment.

Claudia Sihler

USA

Claudia is originally from Germany, where she achieved a doctor’s degree in veterinary medicine. After working briefly as a veterinarian, she moved in 1999 to Wasilla, Alaska, USA, where she runs her own dog training facility, The Better Companion. Claudia is the lead trainer and behavior consultant, focusing on positive reinforcement training. Claudia is a CPDT-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge and Skills Assessed), a CGC® (Canine Good Citizen) and STAR® Puppy evaluator with AKC (American Kennel Club) and a member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers).

Jeny Paik

Jeny Paik

USA

Jeny is a certified trainer living and working in Maryland but is originally from New Jersey. She made a bold career move in the year of 2018 after 14 years as an Ophthalmic Photographer. Her true passion and joy is in animal behavior and helping pet parents develop happy and healthy relationships with their dogs that will last a lifetime. Jeny earned the Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) credential from the CCPDT. She enjoys teaching group puppy classes, basic and advanced obedience private lessons. Jeny shares her heart and home with her Shih Tzu, Dalleh, Maltese, Dooley, and her rescued Chihuahua Terrier mix, Rocko. 

Skye

Skye Marion

Australia

Skye has worked in many areas of the animal industry including a Pet Shop, Zoo, Veterinary Clinics, Pounds, Animal Rescue and continues to work on furthering her education. With qualifications in Dog Training and Behaviour, Scent Detection with Dogs, Assistance Dog Training, Dangerous Dog Handling and Assessment, Animal Studies certificates 2 & 3 as well as many smaller certificates, Skye is always looking to learn more about dogs and their behaviour. One of her main interests is reactivity in dogs after her own boxers’ reactivity sparked her interest in dog behaviour and brought her to where she is today.

Vanessa

Vanessa Paré

Canada

I’m a professional dog trainer based in Montréal and reactive dogs are my specialty. I’m the owner of the @reactivedogsotw account on Instagram that helps thousands of people around the world with science-based methods and concept training. I speak French and English and love to see the owners and their dogs learn and evolve together.

Rafael Wisneski

Rafael Wisneski

Brazil

Professional dog trainer in Curitiba-Paraná, Brazil. Specialized in Dog and Cat Behavior. Founder of My Companion Dog – Online Dog Education. He is a training instructor and lecturer.

Paula Garcia

Paula Garcia

Brazil

I am a dog trainer, specialised in behavioural problem treatment and obedience dog shows. I have several degrees as a dog trainer and a post-graduate in Behavioural Disorders. In my work I always try to bring harmony and well-being to the relationship between humans and their dogs, through clear and positive communication. I am also a lecturer for people who want to seek a career in dog training.

Nicolas Dzikowsky

Nicolás Dzikowsky

Spain

I am a professional dog trainer, graduated from the Faculty of Dog Training in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Accredited by the A.N.A.C.P. in Spain. I have attended more than 20 courses and seminars dedicated to dog training and I participate in sports training competitions such as International Class Obedience (OCI) and Utility Sports Obedience (ODU).

Anita Leszczyk

Anita Leszczyk

Poland

I help people understand their pet’s emotions, and I teach the dog to control them. I show the owner that a dog that destroys their slippers and pulls on the leash is not a dog to be exchanged. I hold the title of “Dog Trainer of I and II degree” and certificates of participation in various seminars, such as: “Behavioral disorders therapy in dogs: aggression, anxiety, hyperactivity’’, “Dog communication, threatening and aggressive behaviour’’, published by the Polish Academy of Zoopsychology and Animal Therapy. I currently study to become a professional animal behaviorist – with a specialization in dog behavior.

Marcelina Gajdzik

Marcelina Gajdzik

Poland

I have been surrounded by animals since I was a child and I knew that in the future, I will associate my professional life with them. Thanks to my dog, the decision was made and I moved in this direction. I hold the title of “Dog Trainer I and II degree” issued by the Polish Academy of Zoopsychology and Animal Therapy. I also completed courses in dog psychology and behavioral studies. I wish to constantly deepen my knowledge in order to help others create a strong bond with their pet, which is extremely important in everyday life.

Marie Alekseeva

Marie Alekseeva

Russia

Some people call me “dog handler”, “zoo psychologist”, as well as “dog trainer”. Well, my favourite is “family psychologist.” I studied in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I constantly improve my knowledge in different training techniques and courses with prestigious dog behaviourists from around the world.  I will tell you how the dog sees the world and what they expect from you. I help those who wish their dog to become their life companion and best friend.

Agneta Miliauskaite

Agneta Milikauskaitė

Lithuania

I am a veterinary doctor who is passionate about dog psychology and training. I have two dogs – a mixed breed dog named Nova and a border collie called Hulu. In 2015 Nova passed a ‘Canine Character test’ and since then we are involved in canine therapy. With Hulu we compete in frisbee and agility competitions. As a hobby I like to work with my dogs on competitive obedience and herding. At the moment I am one of the trainers at the CRAZYfoxes dog school.

Laura Lefebvre

Laura Lefebvre

Belgium

I am a holistic dog therapist and dog trainer. I work with positive reinforcement and use dog language to train in a natural way. My mission is to strengthen the relationship between you and your dog and to increase their well being and health. 

真壁律江 (Ritsue Makabe)

にほん (Japan)

2004 年から、ドッグトレーナーとして活動を開始。 当初から「クリッカートレーニング」を取り入れて、自身の愛犬・イタリアングレイハウン ドにたくさんのトリックを教え、ドッグダンス競技会にも出場しました。トリックを教える のが得意なので、現在もミックス犬とボーダーコリーの 2 頭で、ドッグダンスを楽しんで います。ミックス犬の Lala とは、国内のドッグダンス競技会で多数入賞をしています。

仔犬の社会化とトレーニングの重要性を強く感じ、2009 年、犬の保育園「Pet Studio Hocci」 を開業し、仔犬のトレーニング指導に力を入れています。

2010 年、Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers® 認定の CPDT-KA ドッグト レーナー資格を取得。

2014 年~2020 年までの 6 年間、Japan Association of Pet Dog Trainers(JAPDT)の理事長 を務め、行動学や学習理論に基づいた科学的なドッグトレーニングを推奨し広めてきまし た。