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Joann Rechtine

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Black Mountain, NC

Joann Rechtine, CSAT, CPDT-KA, FDM, FFCP, MS, MPH, RN

Joann has been working with dogs professionally for over twenty years and is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT). She is the owner and founder of The Loose Leash Academy in Black Mountain, NC and works exclusively with dogs who experience separation anxiety.

She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) a certified Family Dog Mediator, (FDM) and a Fear Free™ Certified Trainer. Joann received her initial formal education in dog training from the Turid Rugaas International Dog Training Program: she’s one of twelve US-based dog trainers who has received an International Certification in Dog Training. A keen student of animal behavior, Joann is always learning and uses kindness, compassion, and humane methods when working with clients and their dogs.

Licensed Family Dog Mediator