Lauren Maher

Lauren Maher
05 October, 2018

Lauren Maher

What led you to Positive Response:  After ten years of working and volunteering in the disability sector, I discovered my true passion was working with animals.  After working ridiculously long hours and being on call for weeks on end, I decided I was missing a furry companion in my life.  Once I got my fur-baby...

Zoe Holliday
20 August, 2018

Zoe Holliday

I’ve always had an interest in behavior after completing my degree in criminology and social policy but never thought of being a dog trainer until i moved to Australia in 2011, from the UK and volunteered for the RSPCA. Working with back of house dogs, many who had behavioral issues and were from cruelty cases, made...

Tahla Ross
05 March, 2018

Tahla Ross

What led you to Positive Response: I was studying my certificate 2 in Companion Animals Studies when I began my work placement with Dee at Positive Response Dog Training. I soon found I had a passion for dogs that I hadn’t realized before! After finishing my work placement I soon became a trainer for Positive...

Courtney Nicholson
05 March, 2018

Courtney Nicholson

What led you to Positive Response:  I have always had a passion for animals, dogs in particular. When Positive Response Dog Training announced that they were looking for trainers, I jumped at the chance as it was exactly what I wanted to do in life! The passion I have for training and helping others train...

Shelley Fellows
30 May, 2017

Shelley Fellows

What led you to Positive Response: I have always had a passion for working with young children and animals. After graduating high school, I pursued a profession as a teacher, and worked in the education industry for almost a decade. My work life was almost complete; however I still had this active passion for animals and felt...

Shaunel Narain
30 May, 2017

Shaunel Narain

What led you to Positive Response: After exploring other avenues of study such as Business and Psychology I came to find that my true passion lay with animals, specifically their behaviour. I decided to pursue a Bachelor of Zoology which led to my current course in Captive Animal Management. I hope to use the skills...

Karen Stevenson
30 May, 2017

Karen Stevenson

What led you to join Positive Response: My professional background is in education, and I’ve taught for more than 15 years in rural, regional and metropolitan Queensland. I’ve also worked full time in animal husbandry on my husband’s beef cattle property in Central Queensland. Three things I care deeply about are the power of education...

Ingerlisa Matthews ‘Inger’
30 May, 2017

Ingerlisa Matthews ‘Inger’

What led you to Positive Response: It has been a long road to finding Positive Response. I studied Child Psychology at University in the United States. I was very keen to link my degree to the newly developing field of Animal Assisted Therapy and had a vision of using the natural healing power of pets with...

Ashleigh Cheers  ‘Ash’
28 May, 2017

Ashleigh Cheers ‘Ash’

What led you to Positive Response: I came across Positive Response Dog Training in 2008 when I got my first puppy Missy and wanted to teach her the basics. In late 2013 we got a second puppy and I didn’t think twice about booking her into Positive Response. At this point in time I was...