Joann has been working with dogs professionally for over twenty years and specializes in separation anxiety work. Joann is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT). She is the owner and founder of The Loose Leash Academy and works exclusively with dogs who experience separation anxiety or isolation distress issues and uses humane and studied protocols that are formulated specifically for a dog’s needs.
She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), a certified Family Dog Mediator, and a Fear Free™ Certified Trainer.
Joann currently organizes educational events for dog training professionals in subjects like dog aggression, nose work, and separation anxiety. She is an expert at organizing events and has planned everything from 1-hour seminars to multiple- day international conferences.
Trish McMillan holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England and numerous other certifications and credentials. She specializes in training and behavior modification work using positive reinforcement with dogs, cats, and horses.
Trish runs McMillan Animal Behavior in North Carolina and Shelter Behavior Hub online and worldwide.