About Your Next Favorite Dog Trainer
Force-free, Scientific Methods of Training
Passionate. Patient. Professional. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting an animal, have a new pet, or already own a pet with behavioral problems, I am here to help.
I began working with dogs in 2001, but my love of animals began long before that when I was a young child and began to notice animal behaviour. Over my years, I have worked with variety of domestic animals in farm, home and hunting settings. In addition, I have conducted behaviour studies on wildlife and have worked with exotic species in the zoo industry. I have been operating as a dog trainer/behaviourist on the South Coast for over 3 years, working in collaboration with the local vets.
BSc, Animal Behaviour
Cert IV in Companion Animals Services
Cert III in Captive Animal Management
BTeach, Cert IV Teaching & Assessment
What I Offer You and Your Pets
Proper training is an essential part of good and responsible animal care. All my animal training services are designed to give your pet the individual attention and care they need.
Polite Puppy Preschool
For puppies aged 8 to 14 weeks
This is the best start for you and your puppy. Join me for this course designed to give you the behavioural management tools to enjoy your puppy for many years to come. In addition to teaching the basics for a polite puppy, we will focus on socialisation and preventing problem behaviours.
Juniors Training Course
For ages 4 to 12 months
Using positive reinforcement, dogs will “learn to learn”, developing and refining good and acceptable behaviours. The course is focused on training for a reliable recall, impulse control, walking on a loose-lead and having fun with tricks! This is a great follow on from our Polite Puppy Preschool but can also be the best start for those who are just beginning.
For ages 2 to 18 months old
Designed to provide one-one tuition for desirable behaviours. These include basic obedience, independence training, settling exercises, impulse control and housetraining.
My Behaviour Consulting work involves an intimate understanding of your animal’s natural and individual history. Your pet has plenty of potential to learn and understand behaviour cues, and my techniques will lay the foundation for you to build upon. I combine your needs and wants with the natural attributes of your pet.
This a reward-based training program using positive reinforcement methods. I can assist you with the solutions to behaviour problems that are making life difficult for you and your dog. These could be (but are not limited to):
Pulling on the lead
Not coming when called
Anxiety or anxiousness
Reactivity towards other dogs
Unsettled in the home
Jumping up on people