My name is Michele and I have been involved with dogs from the early 1990’s. From that time to the present, it has been a journey of learning about, understanding and loving, this species that live so closely with us.
With my beloved Rhodesian Ridgebacks, I have clicker trained my dogs to competition level in Agility, Dances with Dogs and Rally-O, many years ago understanding that the science behind The Learning Theory. With Positive Reinforcement and Force Free training making the learning process fun.
I have bred approximately 10 litters of puppies and it was through this time I realised that setting the puppies up to, not only love life in the litter as confident young pups, but to set them up to succeed and encourage their owners to follow that path.
Assisting owners to raise their puppies as behaviourally healthy, confident adult dogs is my passion.
The Pet Professional Guild Australia,
The PPGA is a chapter of the World Organization - The Pet Professional Guild
mindDogs Assistance Dogs Trainer,
Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
A member of the Professional Dog Trainers Group on the Sunshine Coast. We regularly meet to keep ourselves updated with Positive and Force Free training methods.
An Administrator of the Face Book Group – Anxious Dogs Australia Support Group.
This growing Group of many members is where people with Anxious Dogs find support, advice and direction from the qualified Administrators .
Dog Behaviour: Problems and Solutions -
Arizona State University - Completed February, 2019
Studying for The Fear Free Certification
It is important to upskill, keeping abreast with current methods by regularly attending Seminars and listening to Webinars:
28th May, 2017 APDT One Day Seminar, Brisbane
July, 2018, 3 Day Summit, Pet Professional Guild, Sydney, Australia.
August, 2018 - 2 day Seminar held by Dr Kat Gregory on Positive Husbandry Training Techniques, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
In May. 2019, Workshop held by Mind Dog (Assistance Dogs) Hunter Valley NSW.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 PM
Mind Dog - Assistance Dogs
Monday, November 20, 2017 3:30 PM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 PM
Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Friday, June 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7:30 PM
Enrichment Does mean Expensive
Monday, 25th February, 2019