Sydney E. Warner
BS, ABCDT, Dip.CBST, IAABC-ADT, FFCP
- Bachelors of Science in Psychology focus Animal Behavior
- Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer
- Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology
- International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Accredited Dog Trainer
- Fear Free Certified Professional
Sydney is a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild, is a Family Paws Licensed Presenter with Family Paws Parent Education, and is Silver Certified in Low Stress Handling, as well as a Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer. She is currently working towards her Puppy Start Right Instructor certification.
Sydney Warner is a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College and also has a diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology from Companion Animal Science Institute. She completed her bachelor’s in psychology with a focus on animal behavior from Old Dominion University in May 2020. Sydney completed her testing to become an Accredited Dog Trainer through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants in November 2021. She is planning on further pursuing her education to obtain her master’s degrees in psychology of animal behavior which are prerequisites for pursuing a behaviorist certification.
Sydney has experience with many professions involving animals including working in the veterinary field for domestic, exotic, and wild animals, shelter work, boarding, zoo keeper for Virginia specific species, and pet photography. Sydney discovered her passion for helping dogs with behavioral concerns after adopting her first shelter dog in 2010.
Her focus has been with dogs needing behavior modification due to aggressive behavior in addition to advocating against the stereotyping of the “aggressive” dog breed label.
More recently Sydney has become very passionate about cooperative care with pets for veterinary and grooming procedures. Her most recent adoption, foster fail Miko, has been a tremendous training partner for perfecting the skills of this new passion.