We are a dedicated volunteer staff with over 150 years of experience between us. We are all 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 over 35 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, and is a great dog groomer. Hi Border Collie "Bree" has obtained the following competitive titles: CCD, CD, RN
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" - 14 years old, who retired at the Masters level with the following competitive titles: CCD, RN, ADO(2), ADX, AD, JDX, JD, SPDM, SPDX, SPD, GDX, GD, SDX, SD; and "Briny" - 4 years old, who started trialing in 2018, and achieved her first qualification in Rally-O Novice in 2019.
Caleb, started out as a student, who successfully trained his first dog to Grade 3 level and is now training his second dog. He has now completed his Instructors training and teaches the Puppies to Grade 2 classes.
Wendy's passion is dogs, dogs, and dogs. She's a veteran kennel carer with over 10 years experience, and currently works at a dog shelter. So Wendy is very familiar with many breeds and canine personalities. She became an instructor after passing Grade 3 with her gentle German Shepherd. Her approach to training is positive and consistent. Wendy teaches Puppies to Grade 3 classes.
Joseph too started off as a student with his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs "Delilah" and "Hagrid". Delilah has gained the following competitive titles: AD, JD, SPD,GD, SD. Hagrid has obtained the JD competitive title. Joseph enjoys instructing in Beginners and Grade 1 classes.
Rebecca successfully trained her dog Stella to Grade 3 at DogzCairns before becoming an instructor. She takes a very gentle and positive approach to training and has now achieved the following competitive titles with her dog: CD, CCD, RA, RN.
Kim successfully trained her dog X to Grade 3 at DogzCairns before becoming an instructor.
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.