Jennifer Reed

Jennifer first became interested in animal behavior as a journalist. In 2004, she graduated from the inaugural class of the ASCPA’s Dog Training Program in NYC and founded Big Apple Dog School.

In 2006, she earned national credentials as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). And after more than a decade of offering group classes, private training, behavior consultations and seminars on everything from puppies to aggression, Jennifer decided to specialize in one of the most difficult areas of behavior modification — canine separation anxiety. And in 2016, she became the only New York City trainer at the time to be credentialed as a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT).

But with the pandemic of 2020/2021 in full swing, Jennifer has once again expanded her mission to treat all kinds of dog behavior in order to accommodate the shifting dog-ownership landscape. And while she always conducted training in the most humane way possible, in 2021 Jennifer officially was certified as a fear-free trainer.