Hi, I’m Mel!

Hi! My name’s Mel and I am a dog trainer and a busy mum of three gorgeous human babies – Harper (aged 5.5), Paxton (aged 4) and Brooklyn (aged 1) and my beautiful dog, Cooper.

I have been a big-time dog lover my whole life. I have an obsession with learning about the science of behaviour. I find the similarities between kids and dogs so fascinating and I find using positive reinforcement to be so empowering. I have also worked as a dog walker, a dog minder and get the biggest kick out of assisting friends and family with choosing the right dog for them and helping with their many behavioural problems.

I am passionate about educating parents on how to safely live with kids and dogs together and I love to help expecting parents with their dogs to prepare for life when baby comes.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Science with a major in Psychology and a minor in Zoology.

Bachelor degree in Commerce.

Accredited Professional Dog Obedience Trainer Course. Conduct Companion Animal Training Classes RUV 4512A with the Australian Dog Training Academy.

Dog Psychology and training BAG221.

Living and learning with Animals – The Science and technology of behaviour change. With Dr Susan Friedman.

Memberships

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA).