We are a dedicated volunteer staff with over 150 years of experience between us. We are all members of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and delighted to be part of a community, supporting dog friendly training. In this style of training, we try to manage the dog's environment, with routine and positive rewards, so that the dog can make the correct choices.
Jim has 27 years of dog training experience, and embraces positive reinforcement methods. He knows how to get the best from his pupils and achieves great results. He has a talent for working with troubled dogs.
Sharon is a multi-skilled instructor with huge people skills and research capabilities. She believes that no dog is too old to train. The dogs and handlers are guided into being well-adjusted and thoroughly socialised. She has two Miniature Schnauzers (Bosun - 8 years old, who is in Masters Agility; and Briny - 6 months, who is still learning how to behave well).
Lesa through horse training understands her skills and experience translates to dogs & handlers. She is a confident instructor, who brings a consistent and disciplined approach, setting a high standard.
John is a long term dog instructor, covering all levels of obedience and agility. A veteran competitor, he readily shares his experiences with his classes.
Ina, originally a Schutzhund devotee but now happy with the positive reinforcement methods of dog training. She gets great results with high standards.
Gill’s passion is Money, compounding and protecting it. As our Treasurer she is a tyrant serving us well.
Russell greats you on arrival, ensuring you know where to take your dog, and keeps our records up to date. Another person who believes that no dog is too old to train.
Terri is a very creative and energetic Instructor, who inspires all her classes, and is fun to work with. She is passionate about training handlers to have great dogs, and likes to add variety to her techniques.
Caleb, started out as a student, who successfully trained his dog to Grade 3 level. He has now completed his Instructors training and loves to teach the Beginners Class.