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 that I could integrate two careers somehow. I began researching different roles within the animal industry and fell in love with the behavioural aspects of dog training. I found Dee in 2010 and she mentored me through a series of programs and my Certificate IV.
I have since completed in house and external study for recognised qualifications and professional development within the industry.
My passion within the industry is reflected by my experience working with both children and animals. I enjoy working with breeders and new families to incorporate and sustain habituation programs for new puppies, encourage child-dog interaction through appropriate activities and training, counter-condition phobias and anxieties in dogs and children, as well as running general training classes.
- Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (2015)
- Certificate IV in Children’s Services (2002)
- Senior First Aid and CPR (Kept Current)
- Animal First Aid (Dogs and Cats)
- Surf Education and Aquatic Safety
- Certificate in Grooming