"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Unknown
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Hi Dog Lovers,
If you have found your way to my site, I'm sure you would be very interested to learn a little of my background, and the team at Pawsability Dog Training?
I found my way to training dogs in 2006, as I was in search of a new career. One, which I had an inkling, was about to bring much passion to the next stage of my life. I had made a pact within myself to re-invent my circumstances so the next half of my life could be meaningful, and allow me to feel the benefit of making that difference.
I completed my course for Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training with the NDTF (National Dog Trainers Federation) in 2006. I found this course to be totally invaluable, because it teaches all manner of training methods. What is going to work for one dog or owner, isn't necessarily going to work for others!
A successful completion to the NDTF course some months later, and I was subsequently rewarded with my Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training. Almost immediately after the course completion, I was very fortunate in securing a position with Righteous Pups Australia, coordinating and running their Puppy Kinder classes at Moonee Ponds, and on occasion in Gippsland. This consolidated my need to get the message out there with regards to the importance of dog training. As a natural progression beyond the puppy training sessions, many clients asked me about further training, and as it wasn't on the agenda as part of the Righteous Pups training program, Pawsability Dog Training was born!
Leadership is absolutely without a doubt the most important gift you can give him/her. I've studied many philosophies about how energy works, and all our beautiful dogs need is for our energy to be clear. You need to be able to convey to them ... don't worry about the "pack", we have it covered. I'm you're leader, you can trust me, you will survive ... you can now "just be a dog", and let us as owners get onto making the rest of your life structured and peaceful.
I think there are many misconceptions about taking on the role of "leader" when we have a dog? In my vast experience of working closely on a daily basis, the change in their level of stress is remarkable when we LEAD and not treat them as furry humans?
My absolute calling is to have:
Kate, my Training Co-ordinator, was a former client of mine. Several years ago now, Kate expressed an interest in what I did on a daily basis. Following several in-depth conversations with her at that time, she enrolled to the same course with NDTF that I had completed a few years earlier. She went on to a successful graduation from her course with NDTF, and has subsequently been accredited with her Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training, and is now also an invaluable member of my team.
Nicole is new to the team, and has also undertaken the same Certificate III training course with NDTF that Kate and I had previously completed. Her hard and dedicated work to that course also paid dividend ... another successful graduate added to the chain of experience, and her passion for our canine friends doesn't go unnoticed. Nicole has also demonstrated some wonderful abilities with those dogs she has assisted to train thus far.
I hope to meet you all very soon.
Gita D ...
I passionately love two things - animals and travel. I have made it my life’s goal to be as involved in both as much as I possibly can.
I grew up in country Victoria, where we always had a family dog. I was very fortunate to live next door to a boarding kennel and cattery. From the age of 10, I would go there to play with the puppies and help with the dogs. I continued to work at the kennels for the next 11 years, loving every minute of it. During this time, I was given the unique opportunity to handle their show dogs in competitions. The Smooth Collies, Greyhounds and I regularly made a successful team!
Since working in the travel industry, I have grasped every opportunity to see the world, volunteering with animals wherever I can, from The Chu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station in Vietnam to Wildlife SOS in India.
I am keen to be more involved with dogs, as a trainer, and this year I enrolled in and completed the NDTF Certificate III: Dog Obedience and Training course. Through this course, I was able to do my work experience with, and have since been given the amazing opportunity, to join the Pawsability Team!
Great dog ownership is vital. I love helping people achieve this. I am honoured and inspired every time I can assist someone further their relationship with their canine companion. It really is the best!
I know firsthand … my 2 pooches remind me every day!
Nicole F ...
I have always been an animal lover.
My first dog was Monty, and he was a really chilled out, easy going dog.
After he passed away, I acquired Sheeba, my second, and current dog. We fostered her for an interim period, after she had been found some few weeks following the "Black Saturday" fires, and then finally adopted her. During this time we realised that she was displaying some pretty bad dog aggression, and subsequently sought behavioural help for her.
She was my inspiration to becoming a dog trainer, as she had opened my eyes to the world of dogs with issues. She is a fantastic and loving dog, who I've had for 6 years now. In 2013, and following my now realised passion for our canine friends, I went on to complete my Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training, just as Julie and Kate had completed before me. I continued further with my studies, and was also able to complete my Diploma of Animal Technology.
I began working for Pawsability Dog Training in 2014, and love every minute of it. It's absolutely fantastic being able to help create happy, obedient dogs, and I'm so grateful for the opportunities Pawsability Dog Training has made available to me.
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