(757) 775-7987

Hampton Roads, Virginia



Sydney E. Warner 

Certified Dog Trainer, 
Dip. Canine Behavior Science and Technology

Sydney Warner is a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College and also has a diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology from Companion Animal Science Institute. She is currently working towards completing her bachelor's and then master's degrees in psychology of animal behavior which are prerequisites for pursuing a behaviorist certification. Sydney began working with Clever Critters in 2012 after founder and Associated Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Ellen Mahurin, recognized Sydney's strengths and invited her to join the team. When Ellen began making plans to move out of the Hampton Roads area, she knew that Sydney would be the perfect person to take over Clever Critters! Sydney is continuously reading and attending continuous education seminars and conferences about training and canine behavior to add to her knowledge. She has excellent judgment when interacting with dogs and is adept at choosing appropriate, safe and effective training techniques. Sydney is skilled at basic through advanced training for puppies and dogs and can address numerous behavior concerns. She also works with cats and other species too.

Before Clever Critters
Sydney has experience with many professions involving animals including working in the veterinary field, shelter work, boarding, and pet photography. Sydney discovered her passion for helping dogs with behavioral concerns after adopting her first shelter dog. 
Her focus has been with dogs needing behavior modification due to aggressive behavior in addition to advocating against the stereotyping of the "aggressive” dog breed label.