Hi! I'm Jodie
I decided to follow this path because of my two Chocolate Labrador’s called Darcy (2008-2021) and TJ, whom I love dearly. They are the reason I do what I do.
Darcy was diagnosed with anxiety, several years ago and even though it has been a long road he has taught me so much. He has taken me on a journey that I never expected to be on. TJ is just a loving, crazy Labrador who makes us laugh all the time.
I love learning and I successfully obtained my Cert IV in Companion Animal Services through Delta in 2018. I spent almost 3 years studying and I am a qualified trainer and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (MDI) (CPDT) through Delta. My studies still continue to ensure that I keep up with the latest information, I completed my Fear Free Certification in 2019 (FFCP) and Puppy Lab and my Advanced Certificate in Reactive Dogs in 2021. I love learning about behaviour and I am currently working through a variety of courses. In 2020 I became a preferred trainer for MindDog Australia and I provide training to dogs and their humans, that are working towards their Public Access Test (PAT). I attend conferences on an annual basis and I hold relevant professional memberships. I also volunteered at the local shelter during when studying, where I worked with dogs, training them so they can find their new home. It really enjoyed this experience as I dealt with a broad range of behaviours and breeds.
And what does this all mean to you? It means I keep up to date with the latest scientific methods, understand the science behind how to train. This means working with you to teach you how your dog learns, how to teach the desired skills and behaviour, while taking into consideration your unique situation, your experience and your dog’s personality and develop a plan and strategies that is best for you. I am passionate about using rewards based training and building a strong positive relationship rewarding your dogs for the right behaviours. I love training your dogs in behaviours and skills that enable them to live in harmony in your home, who are well socialised through quality interactions enabling them to cope with their environment and live in ours.