** 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 or exercising challenges you might need help with. Please note, we are unable to offer pet care in our home at this stage.
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 🙂
WALK SESSION - 45mins unless otherwise arranged
HOME VISITS - 60mins unless otherwise arranged (base rate for cats, pocket pets, birds and low maintenance dogs)
TRAINING SESSION - 60 minutes or 90 minutes unless otherwise arranged, 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.
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.
- 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, Trainer:
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
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)