ABOUT ME

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.

Member of:

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  -  

Certificate 

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.

Webinars:

Things New Puppy Owners Want To Know - and are sometimes too embarrassed to ask.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 PM

Mind Dog - Assistance Dogs

Monday, November 20, 2017 3:30 PM

"See Snake & Run" program

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:30 PM

To Dog Park or not to Dog Park

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

The Australian $Billion Pet Industry

Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Members

Enrichment for Dogs

Friday, June 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Members

Ten Commandments of Dog Training

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:30 PM

Relationship and Focus

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7:30 PM

Enrichment Does mean Expensive

Monday, 25th February, 2019

 

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