The Dog Mom Coach™

Dana VanSickle, CSB-D, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, VSA-CDT, CGRMS
Owner, Head Behavior Consultant & Animal Trainer

Dana has spent more than 15 years working with a variety of domestic and exotic animals at some of the nation's leading animal organizations. She is experienced evaluating and rehabilitating dogs of varying breeds, sizes, and dispositions. Working with Dana gives you a greater understanding of what's really going on inside your dog. She immerses you fully in the training process, with a goal of helping you learn as much as your dog does. Dana takes the mystery out of "dog whispering" by showing you how to communicate effectively with your companion. Her goal is to set you and your dog up for a lifetime of success.

Dana and Hope
WCNC Interview
On Deployment with the ASPCA
Victoria Stilwell
 

​Dana is a crossover trainer, meaning she is experienced using all the training methods available to pet parents today. She is committed to bringing you force-free behavior solutions you can live with. Dana believes the best relationships are built on mutual respect and understanding. She Graduated with Distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior, and trained under Victoria Stilwell. She is a prospective student for Malena DeMartini's Separation Anxiety Training Certificate Program.


Dana is a Contributor for the Shelter Playgroup Alliance, a published Pet Blogger, and has worked for the nation's leading animal organizations, including:

  • The Humane Society of the United States, Puppy Mills Campaign & Animal Care Centers

  • ASPCA Field Investigation & Response Team Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team

  • Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, Behavior & Training Team

Dana graduated from Regent University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and enjoys hiking with friends. She grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs and is fluent in Spanish. Dana shares her home and practice with rescue dog, Hope Rising. 

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
Tug with Rules
Taos Balloon Festival with Hope
Running Shelter Dog Play Groups
WCNC News Special
Adventure Dog Club
Day Training with Maddux
Aggressive Dog Rehab
BLM Wild Mustang Rehab
Arabian Horses Rescued from Neglect
Practicing Off Leash Recall
Basic Obedience with Atticus
Reactive Dog Leash Training with Lilly
Head Halter Training with Murphy
Rescued Horse Care
Husbandry Handling with Rescued Pigs
Shelter Dog Rehab with Giles
Shelter Dog Rehab with Giles
Shelter Dog Rehab with Giles
Day Train Shelter Dog Miss Bea
Basic Obedience Training
Advanced Obedience with Maddux
Basic Obedience with Shelter Dog Legacie
Socializing Rescue Puppies
Marker Training with Gucci
Dog Trainer Workshop
Rescue Work
Adoption Event
Shelter Dog Playgroups
Training with Blind Horse Dupont
Loose Leash Walking with Blind Dog Beamer
Touring Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
 
 

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