Carmen Robaldo

Carmen Robaldo
10 April, 2024

Carmen Robaldo

What led you to Positive Response? I became interested in dog training when my family and I became foster carers for a rescue group in 2016. In 2017  I took on a palliative care foster and joined a dog club for some training. My interest peaked and I became a volunteer obedience instructor for the...

Kate Jardine
03 April, 2024

Kate Jardine

What led you to Positive Response? I have worked with dogs in the dog behaviour industry for 10 years, having qualified as a vet nurse in 2003, and in recent years have broadened my knowledge to work and train dogs for the assistance dog program. Having a hearing impairment myself, I have taught my beautiful kelpie...

Kira Ballantyne
12 March, 2024

Kira Ballantyne

What led you to Positive Response? I have always loved animals and after a trip to Australia Zoo I knew I wanted a future working closely with them. In 2020 I got the opportunity to do work experience at Australia Zoo which grew my love for animals and my passion for caring for and training...

Jayda Huysing
08 December, 2023

Jayda Huysing

What led you to Positive Response? I have always had a great love and interest in animals. I studied Veterinary nursing in 2014, and in 2015 I started working full-time as a veterinary nurse. In 2017 I started teaching puppy school, and it continues to be the highlight of my job! I have grown and...

Jess Lewis
24 November, 2023

Jess Lewis

What led you to Positive Response? I have always had an affinity with dogs. and as a young person would come home with strays all the time much to my parents dismay. I started volunteering at our local animal rescue, and my parents would see new pictures of “my favourite” dogs every day. In the...

Holly Bree
04 October, 2022

Holly Bree

What led you to Positive Response? I came across Positive Response Dog Training when I was looking for some training for my own dog. I have always had a passion for the animal industry and this was confirmed whilst working privately with my own dogs issues. I was offered an opportunity to complete work experience...

Hayley Greenwood
14 September, 2022

Hayley Greenwood

What led you to Positive Response? Growing up I have always had a passion for animals. My mum was a groomer for over 25years so I spent my childhood in the vet clinics and salons before she bought a salon of her own, Where I worked after school and weekends. I would Assist with dog...

Rikki-Lee Clark
07 December, 2020

Rikki-Lee Clark

What led you to Positive Response? Growing up I’ve always had a love for Animals and was fascinated with how we communicate with them. Once I left school and worked for a while I realized that Animals truly are something that continues to put a smile on my face throughout my life and I’d be...

Jill Seymour
30 November, 2020

Jill Seymour

What led you to Positive Response? I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and have had a long career as a Special Education Teacher and a Secondary School Guidance Officer.  I worked extensively with students with behaviour problems, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Impairments and Physical Disabilities. The insight into meeting individual needs...

Alex Parkes’AJ’
30 November, 2020

Alex Parkes’AJ’

What led you to Positive Response? I have always had an interest in behaviour and spent most of my career working with children and teenagers. With a  deep desire to know how the brain functioned; how people worked and why, it was this same passion and curiosity that saw me transition into the animal industry....