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    • Friday, February 10, 2017
    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • Online course via recorded webinar
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    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. CPDT,12.5. IAABC,10. KPA,10.


    Training Meister Apprentice Course

    A five session programme to work through over 5 months.



    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique programme aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies! Watch this short video on how the programme works.


    Apprentice Course Overview

    The Training Meister Apprentice course is suitable for anyone starting out in rewards based, science based, force-free training as well as those of you who are already established trainers but wish to improve your training mechanics and build on your knowledge!

    This course will teach you all the skills you need to begin your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training! You will learn about the science behind the training and how to effectively and skillfully teach new behaviors while having lots of fun!  You will learn how to clearly communicate with your student in order to set them up for success. You will also learn how to eliminate as many 'errors' as possible from your training, thus enabling you to teach your dog or other companion animal in the most enjoyable, stress fee way.

    The knowledge and skills you learn in Training Meister Apprentice will set you up for all your future training.  As you practice the tricks (behaviours) that you learn, your learner will also acquire new skills and gain confidence.  Your relationship will blossom and you will see that your training partner not only understands the process, they love it!

    Your training partner can be any dog (or other companion animal) of any age and skill-set.


    Programme Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.

    • PDF of all webinars

    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos

    • Homework tasks

    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 

    • Video submission assessment.  .

    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .

    • Video submission assessment to earn the TrickMeister Apprentice Trick Team Title!


    The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledg
    e while having the best time possible.  You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!

    The Apprentice course is not a prerequisite for the Journeyman or Master courses.


    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning


    About The Programme Instructor


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board).  Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free Training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.


    • Monday, February 13, 2017
    • Thursday, February 14, 2019
    • Online course via recorded webinar
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    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC,15. CCPDT, 10.



    Training Meister Journeyman Course

    A five session programme

    to work through over 5 months



    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique programme aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies! Watch this short video on how the programme works.

    Training Meister Journeyman is a comprehensive dog training course.


    Journeyman Course Overview

    Training Meister Journeyman is the Level Two course.  This course builds on all the skills and knowledge gained in the Apprentice course. The Journeyman course sees you continue your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training and tricks!

    You will continue to learn about the science behind the training and build on your teaching skills, while having lots of fun!  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner in order to set them up for success and as you continue to increase your knowledge and add to your skill-set, you will be amazed at the progression made by both you and your dog or other companion animal.

    The knowledge and skills you learn in Training Meister Journeyman will set you up for all your future training.  As you practice the behaviors that you learn, your student will acquire new skills, continue to thrive and gain confidence.  Your relationship will further blossom and your bond will strengthen.

    You do not need to have taken the Training Meister Apprentice Course, to enroll in the Training Meister Journeyman Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the Apprentice Level to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge for this course.



    Programme Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.

    • PDF of all webinars

    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos

    • Homework tasks

    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 

    • Video submission assessment.  .

    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .

    • Video submission assessment to earn the TrickMeister Apprentice Trick Team Title!

    The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledg
    e while having the best time possible.  You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!


    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning


    About The Programme Instructor


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board).  Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free Training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.


    • Friday, May 12, 2017
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Recorded webinars
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    Presented by Barbara Hodel  





    Living with a teenage dog has its very real challenges for owners and trainers alike.

    The novelty of the cute puppy has worn off, puppy school is a thing of the past and the puppy now shows worrying signs of becoming an unruly dog.

    It does not have to be like this. The teenage months can be the start of a lasting and fulfilling relationship between us and our dogs.




    Learning Objectives

    • explain what a teenage dog is and how their brain works
    • cover common behavioural problems during this stage of a dog's life
    • explain solutions on how to overcome these challenges
    • show positive ways to make it easier for the dog, the owner and the trainer.


    About The Presenter



    In 2015 I completed my Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada (http://casinstitute.com). But I have been involved in dog training for the last 15 years and completed a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services as a Delta-accredited instructor in 2007. I have been running Goodog Positive Dog Training on the Northern Beaches Sydney for the last 10 years, running classes on all levels as well as workshops and agility fun classes. We also do in home consultations. I compete on excellent and master level Agility and Rally O with Shellbe my five year old German Shorthaired Pointer. Zorbas a Kelpie/Ridgeback cross is retired now but enjoys it at almost 14 years of age. I had a life before dogs and hold a Master's Degree in Modern European History and Economics from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and a MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Southern Cross University Australia. I have in-depth experience in adult education and training, having taught high school and university students in Bern, college students in Sydney, as well as middle and top management employees of a large public corporation in Switzerland.

    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Saturday, June 08, 2019
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Recorded webinar Webinar
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    Presented by Louise Ginman  


    Taronga Zoo’s Carnivore Unit is focussed on animal husbandry and management. Twelve carnivore species are cared for ranging from Meerkats to Sunbears. The primary focus of staff is on providing high levels of animal husbandry with regards to exhibitory, diet and enrichment as well as providing high level animal management in terms of behavioural, health and reproductive requirements.
    Animal husbandry routines make up approximately 80% of the carnivore keepers day. During this time the keepers are cleaning exhibits/ holding facilities, preparing/ providing daily diets, making and providing enrichment, performing maintenance tasks and various other duties to provide high levels of animal husbandry and health care. Once all animal husbandry duties have been performed, staff generally have approximately one hour during the day for other work such as attending meetings, administration work and training.
    The Carnivore Unit is not considered to be an ‘animal training unit’. Due to time constraints, most training is incorporated into daily work routines eg Frontline® is applied in the morning when feeding the Red Pandas or Binturong. All of the essential training outlined in this talk was performed by a single keeper taking from 1 – 10 minutes daily. Where more complex behaviours are required, two keepers attend the training session for 10 -15 minutes. During the presentation you will discover the how and why of training of co-operative care behaviours of Carnivores eg. training different species to accept handfeeding, weighing, den conditioning, Frontline® and Revolution® application as well as specialised programs such as ultrasound training for Sunbears, claw trimming, teeth brushing and pole or hand injection training for big cats and bears. 




    Learning Objectives·         

    Participants will:

    • Gain an understanding of why training is  required in the care of carnivores;
    • Learn about the challenges keepers face when caring for exotic species;
    • Learn how to build a rapport before training begins;
    • Learn what training tools keepers use and why;
    • Gain an understanding of  the types of co-operative care behaviours used with carnivores; and
    • Gain an understanding of training methods used to train each behaviour.

    About The Presenter



     

    Louise Ginman PCT-A is a Delta Accredited  and Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited Dog Behavioural Trainer who runs a dog training business ‘Positive Dogs’ in Sydney, Australia. She has served on APDT Australia committee since 2008 and been President since 2012. Louise also serves on the PPG Australia committee. Louise has several qualifications including a Bachelor of Science Degree and Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Louise has over 21 years’ experience with both domestic and exotic species in both a training and husbandry/management capacity. Louise worked as a veterinary nurse, dog and cat groomer and animal attendant in a busy and large practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for several years before moving to Taronga Zoo to work on the Carnivore Unit where she is the Unit Supervisor. Her role is varied and covers duties such as carnivore husbandry and management, animal training and enrichment, diets and nutrition, staff training and supervision, media work, conference presentations and other forms of public speaking, research, education and conservation work.

    Louise’s involvement with dogs and dog behaviour spans over 26 years. She currently is guardian of a Shetland Sheepdog and Siberian Husky and competes at both agility and obedience. Louise is author of ‘The art of introducing dogs. A guide to conducting dog to dog introductions’ (Balboa Press, 2013). Dogs have always been Louise’s passion and she continues today to educate people about living in harmony with their dog through her writing and pet dog training courses. 

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    • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Friday, July 19, 2019
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Recorded webinars
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    Presented by Peta Clarke 




    Nose work or scent work classes have become the latest big thing in the Canine world. This is for all the right reasons! Not only can it be an amazing therapy for dogs with special needs, it will catapult the handler's knowledge of their dog to a whole new level. 

    This webinar will explore the therapy side of nose work and various ways trainers can work it into their behavioural modification programs and will touch on the beginnings of the sport of nose work in Australia. 



    Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    • learn the different approaches to teaching nose work to dogs;
    • learn the reason for the differences; 
    • get an understanding of the process of odour processing in dogs; 
    • learn how to implement basic olfactory based enrichment and therapy for clients and the value of these activities;
    • be introduced to the sport of K9 Nosework in Australia; and
    • find out where to go to get more information.

    About The Presenter



    Peta has been training animals professionally for 25 years. Her love of nose work started 4 years ago when she began to understand and witness the therapeutic benefits of the activity for dogs. 

    "Watching dogs work odour is one of the most wonderful experiences of my career. There is no other activity that will allow you so fully into their world" , she says.

    Peta is currently an Associate Instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work and as always continues to research and study the activity of nose work as widely as possible to ensure every point of view is heard and understood. 

    Along with Steph Mccoll and Megan Bowe, Peta proudly runs K9Scentral which offers an array of nose work activities for dogs.  


    • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Sunday, July 14, 2019
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars
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    Presented by Debra Millikan 





    The Pet Dog Ambassador Program (PDA) has been created by experienced Australian PPG members drawing from their knowledge of other pet dog assessment programs (both locally and internationally) and complimented by their vast, collective knowledge of training in the real world.  Their knowledge of what is important to pet dog guardians and to trainers alike has helped formulate a program that allows instructors and assessors the autonomy to create scenarios that are client and location specific.

     

    The PDA webinar outlines the aims and benefits of the Pet Dog Ambassador Program.  Details will be given about how PPG members can become  PDA Instructors and/or Assessors together with the simple way members' clients can become involved.  The webinar will travel through each level of the PDA Program with video footage of some exercises from each level.  An explanation of the assessment marker system will be given.  Information about the Program's flexibility with regards to exercise modification for disability or location difficulties will be discussed.  The webinar will conclude with time for members' questions to be answered.



    Learning Objectives

    • To inform members about the Pet Dog Ambassador Program, its aims and its benefits
    • To ensure members know how they can get involved with the Program
    • To ensure members know how their clients can get involved with the Program
    • To ensure members feel comfortable about the assessment marking system
    • To ensure members are aware of how to use the Program modification system if it is needed
    • To answer any questions members might have about the Program


    About The Presenter




    Debra was born in Adelaide, South Australia, where she happily resides with her husband and her two wonderful canine teachers Mace the Bouvier des Flandres and the Roux the rescue Griffon Bruxellois. Deb's first dog, Scruffy, a Border Collie mix was part of her family before she was born and there have been very few months since that time that she has been without a dog.

    Having spent 40 years training dogs, 13 years as an obedience judge and many years in formal canine studies, Deb has a passion for helping others to better understand dogs and how to train them. She established her own training centre in 1979, back in the days when aversive training was the only way known in Australia. She was ahead of her time in seeking out new and better ways of building relationships with dogs.Her travels in the UK and Europe enabled her to learn new techniques and and become part of the wonderful world of force-free training.

    There was no going back to the old ways.

    Although Deb is slowly relinquishing some of her practical dog training persuits, her interest in education remains. Her focus now is ensuring that as many dogs as possible come under the care and guidance of trainers who have been taught, tested and found competent in force-free training techniques. She has recently joined the faculty of DogNostics Career College.

    Here are just some of Debra's many qualifications:

    Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited (PCBC- A)

    Diploma of Animal Behavior Science & Technology with Distinction 

    Diploma of Dog Training & Behavior Consulting with Distinction

    Certified Animal Behavior Technologist (CABT)

    Certificate IV in Dog Behaviour Training


    • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Recorded webinars
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    Presented by Barbara Hodel  





    Leash reactivity seems to become more common and it is often hard to distinguish from a more generalised aggression towards other dogs, especially in rescue dogs with an unknown history.

    There are a lot of dogs who are completely fine off leash but look very aggressive on leash. They bark, lunge, whine and pull and some will aggress and hurt another dog if given a chance.

    However, we have a lot of tools in our tool box to deal with this stressful situation and we can make the walk a positive experience again.



    Learning Objectives

    • explain leash reactivity and how it develops
    • define the motivations for this behaviour
    • identify steps to prevent leash reactivity including what a good puppy class should teach
    • explore why some dogs are more prone to show this behaviour
    • improve the handler/owner’s knowledge of body language and threshold
    • show ways of getting dogs to calm down on leash and ignore other dogs
    • making the walk a positive experience again with respondent and operant conditioning
    • reducing stress for the owner and the dog


    About The Presenter



    In 2015 I completed my Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada (http://casinstitute.com). But I have been involved in dog training for the last 15 years and completed a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services as a Delta-accredited instructor in 2007. I have been running Goodog Positive Dog Training on the Northern Beaches Sydney for the last 10 years, running classes on all levels as well as workshops and agility fun classes. We also do in home consultations. I compete on excellent and master level Agility and Rally O with Shellbe my five year old German Shorthaired Pointer. Zorbas a Kelpie/Ridgeback cross is retired now but enjoys it at almost 14 years of age. I had a life before dogs and hold a Master's Degree in Modern European History and Economics from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and a MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Southern Cross University Australia. I have in-depth experience in adult education and training, having taught high school and university students in Bern, college students in Sydney, as well as middle and top management employees of a large public corporation in Switzerland.

    • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    • 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Friday, September 13, 2019
    • 8:40 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars, Puppy Education
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    Presented by Josephine Atkins, Tricia Dunlop & Margaret Gray 



    New puppy owners  find some of the things that their puppy does to be embarrassing, distressing, worrying or at least disconcerting! This is especially true of people who have never had a baby puppy before or had one many years ago.


    In this hour long webinar, 3 experienced dog owner/trainers discuss the most common worries that people have about their pups and offer sensible & comforting advice on how to deal with these issues. They look at embarrassing things, yucky things, annoying & scary things, naughty things & just plain bad mannered things that puppies do. They will also talk about what socialization really means and how to socialize your puppy kindly and with courtesy & consideration.

    Learning Objectives

    • To help new puppy owners (& people who are planning on getting one soon) understand why puppies do some of the things they do:
    • To offer some simple solutions to common but sometimes embarrassing behaviours such as house training, "humping", nipping, "stealing" and witching hour "Zoomies";
    • To guide you in grooming your puppy now and as your grown up dog, whether you have a long haired or short coated breed;
    • To bust a few myths about how you should handle unacceptable behaviours in your puppy;
    • To discuss with you what socialization really means for pups and how each pup needs respect as an individual with individual needs & preferences.

    About The Presenters


    Jo Atkins is a multi-faceted animal carer & trainer. She lives on a small family cattle & sheep farm with her husband, two children aged 9 & 7, four dogs, five horses and numerous other pets. She is passionate about harm-free dog and horse training, stress free dog grooming and stress free animal farming. 

    Jo has been a dog groomer for 25 years, has a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Management from the Delta Society, is a Certificate IV vet nurse and has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. She runs adult dog and puppy classes and does private consultations in rural Tasmania.


    Tricia has always had dogs in her life.  It wasn’t until she had a fearful dog that she realised she did not really know what to do about it.  Her journey into the world of dogs and educating herself about the science of animal learning had begun and her passion now is educating others in the science of animal learning without needing to use harsh, aversive methods. 

    Through her business, Dogspeak, she has been professionally educating owners and their dogs since 2005, running various classes and private consultations for more serious behavioural problems.  Some of the other work she is involved in to help educate, by liaising with local council, writing a regular column for the local paper, and presenting at various dog clubs and public forums. 

    In 2005 she gained a Certificate 111 Dog Training & Behaviour from NDTF and moved on from there, achieving the LLA Certificate from Dr Susan Friedman’s Course. In 2016 she gained the KPA-CTP having completed the Karen Pryor Academy Certification for Animal Training & Behaviour.  2012 and 2013 she attended Chicken Camps with Terry Ryan as well as numerous seminars and workshops with people such as Bob Bailey, Dr Patricia McConnell, Dr Ian Dunbar, Susan Clothier & Kathy Sdao.  A highlight was attending the PPG Conference held in Florida USA in 2016 and meeting so many wonderful people, all passionate about Force Free Training.



    Margaret has trained her own dogs and dogs of colleagues & friends for many years, having been unable to stomach the methods used to train dogs in days gone by. On retiring from full time employment she established Tails Up Dog Training as a hobby that has now become a full time business. She loves long European holidays but can't bear to leave her own dogs for too long. Margaret has a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Management through the Delta Society, a Diploma of Canine Behavior, Science & Technology from Canada's Companion Animal Sciences Institute, a B.A. & a Dip.Ed.




    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • 7:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars, Recorded webinars, Pet Owners
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    Presented by Samantha Wilson



    (Photo by Matthew Henry on unsplash.com)

    This first aid course is in two parts. They each run for one hour. This is part 1 which deals with first aid and bandaging. It will cover first aid for dogs and cats with a brief section on wildlife
    This course has been designed for people to become a first responder for an animal incident and does not replace vet care. 
    Participants in part 1 should have a fake dog and if possible, their own dog and some treats handy and just a flexible white bandage (NOT adhesive).



    Learning ObjectivesTo be competent as a First Aid responder

    • To be able to perform basic health checks;
    • To be able to apply bandages for a range of injuries;
    • To have the ability to respond safely in an emergency;
    • To be able to perform CPR on a dog.


    About The Presenter



    Sam has a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from the University of Queensland. While at university , she completed work placement at a huge variety of different places including; Guide Dogs Queensland, Australia Zoo, Paws and Relax Doggy Daycare and many different vets. In her third year of Uni Sam spent 6 weeks with RSPCA's animal rehabilitation and training team and found that dog training and behaviour modification was where her true passion lay. Sam currently works at Positive Response Dog Training, teaching puppy and adult dog classes and coaching people in animal first aid. She is currently studying a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services.



    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • 7:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Webinars, Recorded webinars
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    Presented by Samantha Wilson



    (Photo by Matthew Henry on unsplash.com)

    This first aid course is in two parts. They each run for one hour. This is part 2 which deals with CPR, trauma & toxic substances. It will cover first aid for dogs and cats with a brief section on wildlife
    This course has been designed for people to become a first responder for an animal incident and does not replace vet care. 
         



    Learning Objectives

    • To be competent as a First Aid responder
    • To be able to perform basic health checks;
    • To be able to apply bandages for a range of injuries;
    • To have the ability to respond safely in an emergency;
    • To be able to perform CPR on a dog.

    About The Presenter



    Sam has a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from the University of Queensland. While at university , she completed work placement at a huge variety of different places including; Guide Dogs Queensland, Australia Zoo, Paws and Relax Doggy Daycare and many different vets. In her third year of Uni Sam spent 6 weeks with RSPCA's animal rehabilitation and training team and found that dog training and behaviour modification was where her true passion lay. Sam currently works at Positive Response Dog Training, teaching puppy and adult dog classes and coaching people in animal first aid. She is currently studying a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services.



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