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Pamela Wyman
Certified Trainer and dogEvolve Instructor

Pamela Wyman, photo, dogEvolve trainerPamela Wyman is a Certified Trainer and dogEvolve instructor with 17 years of urban dog experience. She is a graduate of the renowned SF/SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, taught by Jean Donaldson.  Pamela also holds a Certificate in Separation Anxiety Treatment, having studied under Separation Anxiety expert, Malena DeMartini.

Pamela brings an enthusiastic and creative teaching style to her work which makes training fun, intelligent and successful for dogs and people. Clients find Pamela able to treat seemingly unsolvable behavior issues with innovative techniques. Her areas of interest and expertise are enriching relationships between owners and dogs, and setting up puppies, adolescents and new rescue companions to succeed in the urban environment.

Forever evolving, Pamela enjoys keeping a fresh perspective on learning and dog training. She regularly attends conferences, seminars, workshops and, perhaps most importantly continues to learn from each and every client and dog she works with. Pamela and her Dog Walker husband Jordaan, currently live in Oakland with a fluffy mutt named Stuey Little, a puppy-loving cat, Harold and a human baby girl named Gemma, born June 2014!


Separation Anxiety Certified Trainer

 

Jordaan Van Romburgh
Dogwalking Manager

Jordaan grew up on a small farm in South Africa,with a wide variety of animals. His down to earth, big-hearted approach to humans and animals give him a special way with clients and dogs.  After spending 11 years working with shelter animals at SF/ SPCA and SF Animal Care and Control, Jordaan joined dogEvolve to manage our Dogwalking services.

Jordaan runs our off-leash playgroups and private walks and ensures every dog has a blast on their outing!  He also keeps up on obedience skills by introducing tricks and reinforcing good manners.  Shy dogs, quirky dogs, “misunderstood” types and other rascals capture Jordaan’s interest.

Clients adore Jordaan and look forward to his regular pictures and anecdotes on adventures with pups!

Jordaan is a Certified Dog Walker (via TopDogSF) and shares a home and family with his wife Pamela, Stuey Little, Harold the cat and Gemma the baby girl!

 

Sylvia Borghardt
Certified Trainer and dogEvolve Instructor

Sylvia Borghardt, certfied dog trainer, dogEvolve San Francisco

Sylvia began her career working as an Animal Care Associate at the San Francisco SPCA in 2008, where she was responsible for the complex needs of shelter dogs, matching dogs to prospective adopters and overseeing adoption councils. Under the tutelage of the SF SPCA dog trainers, she continued her passion and study of dog behavior and training. In 2009 she began working part-time as a dog walker and as a dog handler for a small dog day care.

Sylvia regularly attends seminars on dog behavior and training.  In 2010, Sylvia began assisting in formal training classes, socials and private dog training. Last year, she graduated with honors from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers and became a member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). Sylvia is now a full time dedicated dog training professional, teaching classes for SmartyPup and dogEvolve and offering private training.

Sylvia lives with her two guys, her husband Jan and the best dog ever, Fonzie, in the Sunset.