We Train Puppies, Dogs, and Their People.
Play and Learn Together.
Love Your Dream Dog for Life.
Sandi Thompson, ctc, CPDT-ka
Anna Carlson, CPDT-ka, CTC (in progress)
Anna shares her life with her “foster failure” Eeva (a German Shepherd mix), her partner Simmons who is a fly fishing guide, and their daughter Emilia. She enjoys mountain biking, trail running, backpacking, camping, learning languages, and travel. In addition to two years living in Germany and five years living in Spain, Anna has spent extended periods of time traveling, including 8 months living on a farm in Brazil, and visits to Antarctica, India, Turkey, several countries in South America, and multiple cross country road trips in the US. If you are in one of her classes and speak to her in Spanish or Portuguese you will make her day!
Audrey Molina, CTC (in progress)
Audrey joins the BravoPup team after interning with Sandi for a year assisting training classes. She also helps run our puppy socials and now teaches group classes. Audrey’s favorite thing about training is helping people and their dogs understand each other better.
For Audrey, dog training started with her cat Rhubarb (no, really!) After she adopted Rhubarb from the SFSPCA, she was looking for a volunteering opportunity and decided to start walking dogs there (because volunteering with cats felt like cheating on Rhubarb.) She spent many hours with the behavior dogs at the shelter, learned a ton from the shelter trainers, and started studying at the Academy for Dog Trainers.
When she’s not hanging out with dogs or spoiling her cat, you can find Audrey at an Oakland A’s game.
Katy Becker, CTC
Katy lives in Oakland with a Husky mix named Bodie.
Maureen Coyle, CTC
Holden Svirsky, CTC
K. Holden Svirsky is a graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers and a recipient of the 2014 Shelter & Rescue Scholarship. Over the last decade, she has worked full time at three different animal shelters, performed intake at shelters all over the state of California, and serves on the Shelter & Rescue Committee of the Pet Professional Guild, as well as their Advocacy Panel.
Holden is a featured conference speaker and writes about canine social behavior for PPG’s BARKS from the Guild. She is a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and has completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course.
Holden is also a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) and has trained a number of Service Dogs for veterans. She currently teaches Bravo!Pup’s remote class offerings.