I have always had a deep love for all animals and their conservation. I have two degrees in the field of nature conservation, a BSc (Ecology) and a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Management. I have a strong interest in the behaviour side of animals and why they do things.
Whilst pursuing a career in nature conservation, I amongst other things volunteered at the National Zoological Gardens where I conducted behaviour observations and studies. My dog training career started in all earnest in 2011 by adopting a Border Collie female, named Ada. She is on the front page of this website. She really challenged me and sparked further training in dog training and behaviour.
I completed the next year the Advanced Certificate in Puppy Socialisation and Training through a company called Thinking Pets in Johannesburg. From there on-wards I actively conducted dog training sessions and consultations in various settings working with a variety of breeds and eventually with dogs of all ages. I also developed sound skills with clicker training and it is my preferred way of training.
In 2016, I completed a UK developed Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training through the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology International (COAPE- international), equipping me further to deal with behaviour problems that dogs may present. I therefore form part of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT), which means that you as client will receive a very high standard of professional assistance from me and I work solely with positive reinforcement techniques.
My Ada passed away in July 2018 but I am continuing, honouring her legacy.