Meet our Dog Lovers Club hosts and connect with them, even after their room has closed!
Laura is a dog trainer, entrepreneur, sometimes tv personality, & proud mom to celebrity dog movie stars, Penelope Supafly & Delilah Jane Sassafras!
Laura is the founder of Nativo Pet Family, and creator of NumNums training treats. She is passionate about positive-reinforcement training to support the human-canine connection, & especially loves clicker training advanced skills for tv/film, therapy and service dogs.
You may have seen her on CBS’ Greatest American Dog, GSN’s Dog Park Superstars, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family… and she just wrapped hosting a new tv series, Dog Masters, that’s coming soon!
Christine is a super connector and having a blast curating the Dog Lovers Club with Laura.
Christine is the founder of The Puppy Care Company. She has been in the Pet and Equine Industry for 20+ years. She is passionate about education for new dog owners before and after they choose a Puppy or Rescue. She specializes in RECALL training so that every dog can learn to COME when called the first time… and every time!
Pekoe is her 5 year old American Shepherd. He scales to new heights every time they go hiking. Parkour is his favorite activity. Recall is his Super Power!
Sara is the founder of Smiles Dog Training and has over a decade of professional experience working with challenging dogs.
She specializes in working with fearful, anxious, and aggressive dogs. She got her start in animal sheltering before switching over to training pets and their parents at home to help prevent them from ending up in the shelter.
She is loved by her two pups, Finn and Tidus, and a human.
CPDT-KA | Fear-Free Certified Trainer | Family Paws Licensed Instructor | IAABC Shelter Affiliate | Member of PPG & APDT
Felissa has worked as a Digital Marketer in the Pet Industry for 11 years.
Her specialty is Social Media, Influencer, and Affiliate Marketing, focusing on business growth via community building, reputation management, and sales channel expansion.
Bailey Spiteri is a musician and dog trainer in training based in Philadelphia, PA. While she completes her certification, she is working as a pet sitter, dog walker and animal care specialist. She is passionate about providing services for those with reactive/aggressive dogs, financial difficulties, and other special needs.
Bachelor of Music, Temple University | CDT- CATCH Academy (in progress)
Dr. Coger is an integrative and functional medicine veterinarian, dog owner, trainer, and breeder. Her mission is to guide owners down the natural dog care path, helping them to become educated and empowered advocates for their best friend’s health. Dr. Coger's practice and dog care philosophy emphasize natural methods. She regularly integrates chiropractic, low level laser, herbal, nutritional, and physical therapy techniques into her treatment plans. She is a staunch advocate of raw, natural diets.
BS with Honors, DVM - Cornell
Andi is a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, Advanced Certified, who helps those of us with big hearts for animals to recover from the pain of loss. She teaches the Grief Recovery Method, which is the only evidence-based program for recovering from loss.
Janet is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, who helps families with pet behaviour problems. She’s passionate about getting scientific information about dog behavior and training out to improve animal welfare.
CAAB | CPDT
Joni has over 20 years experience in Integrative Veterinary Medicine. She’s a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant(CCRA). She also has a “human” degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition. (ACN) Joni became interested in integrative medicine when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer (and her dog was diagnosed with mammary cancer in 1996). Her search for alternative therapies (for both her and her dog!) launched her on the path that she is on today: supporting animals and people with natural therapies for abundant good health.
Nose Work: first Certified Nose Work instructor in Canada. Oct 2011
Coached and taught hundreds of teams to success from rescue dogs to savvy dog sport competitors.
Approximately 20+ of my students have gone on to teach nose work.
Shelters: help staff to use NW to benefit shelter dogs.
Organized largest Nosework event in North America to raise money for a local shelter.
Nose Work Judge and Hide official for: K9 SSG, K9 ABC Games, UKC Certifying Official
Camille is a dog trainer and behavior consultant from Charlotte, NC. Certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, as well as Fear Free certified. I specialized in fearful and aggressive behaviors in all ages of dogs.
Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician with a passion for canine nutrition, she enjoys researching and learning about the role nutrition plays in the management and prevention of disease, helping guide pet parents on how to choose a diet that is appropriate for their dog, and creating homemade recipes using BalanceIT for dog parents looking to home-cook for their dogs.
Kassie is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant and Professional Dog Trainer with a love for all things living! Kassie has over 10 years of experience training dogs professionally, and she specializes in fear, aggression and puppies!
Kelly graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional (KPA-CTP) Program in 2017 and has since become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) . More recently she completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and the behavior analysis course Living and Learning with Animals. Kelly is currently offering private online training sessions. In her spare time, Kelly competes in AKC Rally trials with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Chaaales, who has achieved his Rally Advanced Title.
Morgan is the founder of a pet care company. She has found the greatest joy in
dog ownership to come when living in partnership together with her dogs, and her goal is to help people and their pets live full and happy lives together. She believes that with a little knowledge, some expert tips, and a strong community of likeminded dog lovers, every family can Live Full, Live Happy — together. Morgan loves traveling for nose work competitions and her favorite thing is letting her dogs be dogs!
Chandler is the Founder of CorEthos, a Business Success company that helps guide business owners down the path of their unique vision. Chandler loves sharing knowledge with anyone that wants to learn, condensing his learning into systems for your business. He loves working with those looking to invest in themselves, to be the better leader their team needs. He holds clients accountable, has the hard conversations, and collaborates to craft the words you need to use, opening up their growth and success.
Jennifer has focused the last two decades to helping families live safely with their dogs and children. She is founder of Family Paws Parent Education (FPPE), creating international programs for new and expecting families with dogs. With this work she is a Dog & Baby and Dog & Toddler Dynamics expert, and she is a mentor to other dog professionals on Dog & Baby dynamics. She is a former board member of the International Childbirth Education Association, mom of four kids and an animal lover!
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
After having kids of her own, Justine soon realized just how tough it is for parents with young children to raise a dog. Her mission is to help parents and kids everywhere to better understand their dogs - and LOVE living with them.
As a former Producer/Director for Nickelodeon and MTV, Justine has blended her love of dogs with her experience in music and kids’ TV, to create many groundbreaking dog infotainment videos for families. Her fun, creative and family-friendly techniques have quickly become the trademark of all her online dog training programs.
The Family Dog also has resources for dog professionals. Trainers and educators worldwide are now using Justine's unique music video-based training programs, to help families everywhere live happily and safely with the dogs they love.
Janice Costa is the owner of Canine Camp Getaway, a twice-annual dog vacation camp held in NY and PA, as well as a Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog evaluator and a member of The Canine Stars traveling dog stunt show. She is active in a variety of dog sports, and her oldest dog is a two-time National Dock Diving Champion; she is also active with various rescue organizations. When she's not playing or working with dogs, Janice is a writer and author who writes about pet-friendly design and other dog-related topics for magazines ranging from The Bark and AKC Magazine to House Beautiful.
This page is a work-in-progress! More profiles will be added as our host team grows!