I have always loved animals, especially dogs, and my concern for the number of homeless and deserted dogs lead me to study, and become, a dog trainer as it is my belief that the more we know and understand about our pets the less likely we are to abandon them when things go wrong.
Having become an Accredited Delta Society CGC Dog Trainer in 1997, I furthered my education at Sydney University and received a B.A. (Psychology & Linguistics), and a Grad. Dip. Sc. (Psychology). I studied Psychology not only for the insight it would give me into animal behaviour and motivation, but also because I believe that a lot of the dog training available out there falls on deaf ears as it does not take into account the human factors involved in the problems that people are having with their dogs. If you don’t like or understand the advice you are being given, then how are you expected to follow and implement it. Having a background knowledge of counseling allows me to break down any barriers in communication that might hinder this process.
Being a dedicated supporter of animal rights and welfare you will find that DOGS and the CITY sells everything but the dog as it is our firm belief that animals do not belong in shops.