About  (under construction)

Hello, my name is Anita. I’ve always been a huge animal lover and have a myriad of pets with dogs and cats.  I have 2 gorgeous golden retrievers called Abbey and Leo.

I have worked for 20 years in administration and when the business owner retired recently I decided to bite the bullet and focus on my passion with helping animals.

My interest in canine behaviour started in 2009 when helping a dog charity overseas whom  rescues street dogs (Rudozem Street Dog Rescue).  Not knowing enough about canine behaviour I started studying and enrolled in a course for my own personal development and completed a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training.   I decided to continue studying and learning, and over the past few years have completed a puppy instructors course with Vicky Austin, seminars/workshops with Turid Rugass, Steve Austin and Dr Ian Dunbar.  I also attended and gained a certification with the Dog Walking Academy.

I am proud to announce I have recently passed my IMDT Assessment (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) to become a qualified IMDT Dog trainer in Australia.

I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with Delta Institute.  As part of my assessment with Delta, I am required to conduct Puppy and Adult dog classes as well as provide private consultations.  I have registered an ABN, and a business name, Wags4pets and will be offering dog obedience classes and private consultations from 2020.   I am insured, have a National Police Certificate, and also have completed a First Aid Course (for Humans) and a Pet Tech Pet First Aid course (for pets).  I also have an interest in feline behaviour and wish to look further into studies in the future.

My personal aim is to help dogs and their owners to establish healthy and happy relationships using positive, reward-based training techniques. 

Wags4pets is based in Yeppoon and will service the Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast Region from 2020.

 

Education, Training & Achievements

 

  • Currently studying – Certificate IV Companion Animal Services, Delta Institute, Sydney
  • IMDT Membership (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers).
  • 4 days Practical Instructors Course, IMDT, NSW
  • Body Language, IMDT, 1 day course, NSW
  • Career as a dog trainer, IMDT, 2 day course, NSW
  • Body Language, IMDT, 1 day course, NSW
  • Perfect Puppy, IMDT, 1 day course, NSW
  • Pet Saver, First Aid, Pet Tech, Adelaide
  • Dog Walking Academy Certification, 3 days workshop, Adelaide
  • Introduction to Dog Training Class Management, 6 day workshop, Delta Institute, Sydney
  • It’s All Tricks, Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (online)
  • Dog as a second language, Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (online)
  • Puppy Class Instructors Course, 6 day workshop, Vicki Austin, Brisbane
  • Responsible Companion Animal Ownership, Delta Institute, Sydney
  • Dog Training the Delta Way, (2 days seminar), Sydney
  • The Gap, Giving Animals Purpose, (3 days seminar), Australasian Animal Training & Conditioning, RRC Rockhampton
  • Dangerous Dog Assessing & Handling (1 day seminar) Steve Austin, PIAA, Gold Coast
  • Puppies from birth to adulthookd (2 day workshop) Turid Rugaas, Brisbane
  • Brain Games – Puzzles for Canines, Fenzi Sports Academy (online)
  • Empowered Puppy Raising, Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (online)
  • Science based dog training with feeling (2 day workshop) Dr Ian Dunbar, Brisbane
  • Certificate III in Dog Behaviour & Training (National Dog Trainer Federation)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication), Central Queensland University

 

 

 

Dog Walking Academy Certification

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