Jennifer Malawey

Contributing Writer

Expertise: Puppy Socialization, Separation Anxiety, Cooperative Care, Dog Parkour

Education & Certifications: Academy for Dog Trainers, CPDT-KA, FFCP, SAPCT

About Jennifer

Jennifer is a total dog nerd, and she wants to share that knowledge with you! She's an honors graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers and an avid proponent of continuing education. Behavior Science is a fascinating world and the more we know, the better we can do for our animals and ourselves.

Trainers at San Francisco SPCA and SmartyPup! Puppy Dayschool were wonderful mentors during the early years when Jennifer was getting her start as a "baby trainer". She has since earned a certification as a separation anxiety specialist, operated an off-leash dog walking company, and participates in dog parkour with her own dog.

Jennifer holds herself to the Guiding Principles and Professional Ethics detailed by the Pet Professional Guild. She believes in honest, transparent discussions that allow pet parents to make the most informed decisions for their pet and help them reach their astonishing potential.

Pro Tip: “If you're not having fun training, it's time to take a pause."

Jennifer tucking her hair beyond her ear as she looks up towards the sky.

Your dog doesn't come with an instruction manual. That's why there's Gentle Beast.