About Petrina Firth – The Pet Coach
With over 15 years of experience, Petrina Firth is a leading authority in dog training and behaviour. She is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT), having completed advanced training with world renowned separation anxiety expert Malena DeMartini, author of the seminal book “Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs“.
Additionally, Petrina is a Certified Companion Animal Behaviourist and member of the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviourists international (CABTi). This demonstrates her strong academic background in animal behaviour and ethology, where she studied under industry greats such as Ray Coppinger author of so many amazing books such as ‘Dogs a New Understanding‘, ‘What is a Dog‘ and ‘How Dogs Work‘, Professor Peter Neville and Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor.
She is also a Board Member and fully assessed Member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (no. 01238), the gold standard for UK dog trainers to aspire to, further reinforcing her qualifications and expertise.
Petrina specialises in separation anxiety training and behaviour modification for dogs struggling with being home alone. She also provides online dog training services, having discovered during the pandemic that many dog behaviour issues can be addressed remotely with today’s technology.
As a Content Creator and Puppy Training Coach for the Zigzag Puppy Training App, Petrina supports puppy owners globally with her extensive knowledge.
With strong academic credentials, over a decade of hands-on experience, and leadership roles in major professional dog training associations, prospective clients can trust Petrina to provide the latest science-based training customised to their dog’s needs.
Petrina has undertaken a plethora of continuous professional development courses, workshops, and conferences over her career span, including:
- Living and Learning with Animals Professional Course – Dr. Susan Friedman
- The Evolved Primal Emotional Feelings of Animal Brains and Animal Minds: Clinical and Therapeutic Applications – Professor Jaak Panksepp
- COAPE MHERA Qualification – COAPE International
- Multiple Clicker Expo in person conferences hosted by Karen Pryor’s Clicker Training Faculty
- Woof Conference – where she got to spend quality driving time with author of The Science of Consequences Susan M Schneider! Fangirl moment for sure!!
- Do As I Do – Social Learning in Dogs with Dr. Claudia Fugazza