Our Trainers

Aysegul Aksu - Animal Behaviour Consultant & Trainer

Aysegul Aksu is the co-owner of Jappe Pet Boutique & Services where she offers various services which includes science based, force free positive reinforcement animal training. She has experience on training dogs, cats and rats. She is also the owner and the author of popular Turkish blog Sevgili Kopegim -My Dear Dog - ( www.sevgilikopegim.com ) since 2014.
She worked as volunteer for various Animal Rights and Rescue Organizations in Turkey such as HACHIKO-Istanbul and Besiktas Animal Rescue Volunteers. She is a former TV Journalist and producer. She worked for various national and international media organizations including NATO -ISAF, Turkish Public TV TRT, private network TGRT .
She follows only science based, force free, positive reinforcement techniques .
She adores her two dogs and her cat :-)

Education 

2013
Dog Training and Wellness Apprenticeship, MyVet Veterinary Clinic, Veterinary Animal Behaviourist , Huseyin Gencoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2015
Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship , Dogue Shop, Gaby Dufresne - Cyr, Montreal, Canada
Dog Emotion and Cognition, Duke University, Online
2016
Low Stress Handling , Sophia Yin , Online
Inside Your Dog’s Mind, Victoria Stilwell, Positively, Ontario, Canada
2017
Animal Behaviour and Welfare by The University of Edinburgh , Online
The Truth About Cats and Dogs by The University of Edinburgh, Online
2018
Animal Behaviour by The University of Melbourne, Online
EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian? by The University of Edinburgh, Online

Kathlene Dixon-Dow, Animal Behaviorist & Trainer

Kathlene Dixon- Dow is an animal behaviorist and trainer with 400+ hours of training and internships. Along with private force-free, positive reinforcement training and assessment, she is also part of a team of professionals working with at-risk youth, providing Animal Assisted Therapy. With her past experience as a teacher at the secondary level, teaching cats, dogs, rats, horses and their humans was a natural and easy progression.
Certificates include:
Animal Behaviour Apprenticeship (2014)
- Gaby Dufresne-Cyr/ Dogue Shop
Animal Assisted Therapy (2016)
- Gaby Dufresne-Cyr/ Dogue Shop
Dog Emotion and Cognition (2015)
- Duke University on-line