I’m Jeanette Lyons-McKinnon and I run Jea Dane's Small Paws Services.
As a dog owner with a very busy career, I didn’t always have the time to give my dogs the attention they needed. But I wanted to make sure they got the most love and care when I was working. So I engaged dog walking and minding services. But after a while I noticed my dogs needed more than just a daily walk. Dogs have issues, just like humans. I understand this well because over the past 20 years I’ve adopted and rehabilitated dogs with special needs who are desperately in need of love, understanding and training.
Because I love dogs so much, I gave up my stressful career in media and PR to develop Small Paws.
The classes I’ve attended as a dog owner provided a solid foundation and deepened my understanding of dogs, including those with complex needs. I spent years as a volunteer rehabilitation dog trainer at Australia’s largest animal shelter under the guidance of behavioral trainer Nicole Beasley, a recognised authority on training in Australia. I also volunteered for the RSCPA animal enrichment program, helping to train and rehabilitate adult puppy farm dogs and their puppies. This was an incredibly rewarding job that gave me invaluable insight into the best ways to train these beautiful creatures.
My vision was that one day I would create an all-in-one personalised service bearing in mind that other dog owners, just like me, would rather be doing these things themselves. And I haven’t looked back since.
Children at home
First Aid Certificate
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.