** I am fully vaccinated against Covid19**
I LOVE spending time with animals - animal care and training is a passion for me as well as a career - I have extensive experience as a full time professional dog trainer, including in behaviour modification, please see below for further details.
I am happy to work with any pet including those with behavioural challenges or special health needs. I am especially experienced with puppies and adolescent dogs and would relish any training challenges you might need help with.
I love animals of all types, whether they are furred, feathered or scaled and have had many of my own pets in the past including goats, rats, chickens, birds, cats and dogs. Please get in touch, I would love the opportunity to meet you and your pet/s 🙂
PLEASE NOTE: we only offer hosting (pet sitting/day care at our home) to existing clients and availability for this is based heavily on the suitability of your dog to our lifestyle in order to best meet the needs of your pet. Our fencing is 1.2m at the lowest point so not suitable for med/large dogs who may attempt to jump.
HOME VISITS - 60mins unless otherwise arranged (base rate for cats, pocket pets, birds and low maintenance dogs, please contact for other rates)
TRAINING SESSION - 60 minutes or 90 minutes; post-session feedback, training notes and email/phone support included; Please note the base rate does not include travel, dependent on your location the price may be higher due to travel time. I generally recommend a 90minute initial session depending on the behaviours you are looking to address and the age of your dog.
45 minute maintenance sessions where the owner is not present are also available for existing clients. At least 1 training session with owner present, as per above, is required before commencement of these sessions.
PET TRANSPORT - Base rate of $8 depending on distance to be travelled. Some travel during home visits may be included in session price.
I have extensive experience caring for and training a wide variety of animals within the animal care, welfare and assistance dog industries. I have also been involved as a volunteer in community dog training, rescue and welfare organisations for many years.
- Assistance Dogs Australia, Assistance Dogs Instructor and Senior Trainer:
working with young puppies through to adult working dogs, conducting
group training classes and one-on-one home visits and outings, basic through to advanced training as well as client team support; in home foster care and training; developing programs for, and supervising care of, brood bitches and pups
(2008 - 2019)
- For Dogs Sake, Doggy Daycare Team Member:
looking after the exercise and care needs of groups of dogs, matching
and supervising play groups, dog walking up to 4 dogs at a time, basic
training duties, cleaning duties (2007 - 2008)
- RSPCA, Behaviour/Training Officer and Team Leader:
working hands on with a wide range of animals, including a huge array
of dog breeds, assessing and managing animals with difficult
behaviours, conducting training classes, supervising play and exercise
and developing and conducting dog behaviour modification programs
(2003 - 2007)
- Brisbane Dog Training Club, Training Co-ordinator and Instructor:
trainer with community dog training club, developing training units and conducting puppy classes, family dog training and drop in classes; class management and bookings (2014 - current)
Foster Carer - kittens (2021-2022)
Behavioural training of adoption dogs (2021)
dog walker, cat carer, behavioural training of adoption dogs; in-home foster care for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and rats including neonates (Various
periods 2007 - 2018)
- Friends of the Hound:
In home foster care for greyhound rescue, including behavioural training and regular walking (2015)