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 Oreo and took him through training I realised I wanted to help other people ensure their dogs were happy, healthy and well adjusted.

Eventually I would like to use my qualifications in Psychology and background in disability to help owners train their assistance dogs. For a self-confessed crazy dog lady, working at Positive Response Dog Training is a dream come true!


  • Cert IV Companion Animal Studies (Ongoing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (2015)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (2011)
  • Griffith University Scholarship, Academic Excellence Award (Top 5% Griffith Business School) & Member of Honours College
  • Animal First Aid (2018)