Dana Rebaza


Dana Rebaza (formerly VanSickle) is one of the country's only Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers. They have spent more than 15 years working with a variety of domestic and exotic animals at some of the nation’s leading animal organizations. Dana is experienced at evaluating and rehabilitating dogs of varying breeds, sizes, and personalities, and is committed to bringing you evidence-based behavior solutions that get you the results you need. 

Check out Dana's free recorded webinar on Preventing Separation Anxiety at this link.

Trainer Tip Tuesdays for Santa Fe Animal Shelter_edited.jpg
WCNC Interview
On Deployment with the ASPCA
Victoria Stilwell
Community Class.jpg

In addition to their specialization in separation anxiety, Dana is also a Certified Shelter Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Dana graduated with distinction from both the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior, and the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior. They also completed Michael Shikashio’s Aggression in Dogs Master Course. Dana graduated from Regent University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management.

Dana is passionate about shaping future dog trainers and mentors students for the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training Academy. They previously worked and volunteered for The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team, helping rehabilitate animals rescued from abuse and neglect. They have also pioneered lifesaving programs at various shelters and rescues. Dana previously managed regional training programs in Charlotte and Santa Fe, as well as a horse rescue in Texas.

Dana is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and is fluent in Spanish.

Shelter Dog Training - NC
Dog park with Hope - NM
WCNC News Special - NC
Horse rehab - TX
Day training - NC
Shelter dog rehab - TX
Basic obedience - NC
BLM Wild Mustang Rehab - NY
Leash training for reactivity - NC
Head halter training - NC
Basic obedience - NC
Shelter dog rehab - NC
Victoria Stilwell Academy - GA
Advanced obedience - NC
Horse rescue care - TX
Rescue dog transport - NC
Shelter dog training - NC
Puppy socialization - NZC
Basic obedience - MD
WCNC Interview - NC
Blind horse care - TX
Shelter dog playgroups - NC
Adoption event - MD
Blind dog obedience - NC
Advanced obedience - VA
Fearful dog training - NM
Community Class.jpg
Reactive dog training - NM
Cert Logos.jpg