We are passionate about and dedicated to improving the overall mental and physical well being of all companion animals.
We have been Puppy Preschool trainers for over 15 years which has allowed us to see first hand the importance of doing things right to ensure the best outcome. We believe that knowledge is essential and that constantly keeping up to date with the latest information is of utmost importance, therefore we are regularly attending seminars and conferences. This allows us to give our clients the most relevant advice to help them and their fur baby.
Hi, I'm Chloe! I've been working as a veterinary nurse since 2008 and have been running Puppy Pre-School classes at local veterinary hospitals for over 8 years. I've shared my home with dogs and companion animals for as long as I can remember, and have always had a keen interest in pet behaviour and animal welfare. I have completed my Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services through Delta and regularly attend behaviour seminars to keep up to date.
Working in the veterinary industry has exposed me to countless dogs with behaviour problems and the struggles of their owners. I have seen dogs ignored in the backyard, punished for 'poor' behaviour, and put to sleep without proper guidance and treatment. Seeing all these problems inspired me to make a change, and PEt Praise was born. I am passionate about creating a better environment and improving the bond between pets and owners through positive reinforcement training techniques.
I have three fur-babies, "Pebbles" a 13 year old Fox Terrier X, "Ruby" a 13 year old Shih Tzu, and the most recent addition to our family "Lolo" a 3 year old Dachshund x Moodle who is always up to mischief! Not to mention, a toddler running around!
Having a 'special needs' dog of my own, I understand the stress, embarrassment and frustration that can come with pets that have behaviour problems or difficulties with training.
Hi, I'm Bec! I've been working as a veterinary nurse since 2000, starting at Balmain Veterinary Hospital. Since then, I have worked at several local hospitals in the Illawarra and South Coast, an emergency centre in Sydney, and in the UK. I have special interests in medical nursing, radiology and animal behaviour and am currently completing a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with Delta. Delta is the most recognized course in Australia for companion animal training and behaviour.
Being a Puppy Preschool instructor since 2005 has ignited my passion in wanting to help more animals and their human families to live a happier and healthier life together. I understand the importance of dogs and people understanding each other, hence why I'm here to help you.
I'm a local girl and grew up in the Illawarra. I have a young family and two fur-babies, "Leroy" a 15 year old Border Terrier and "Huey" a 10 year old cross bred. When I'm not nursing or training, I enjoy spending time at the beach, going on holidays and being with family and friends.
Certifications & Qualifications
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services - Delta Institute
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Dog Training the Delta Way seminar
Responsible Companion Animal Ownership - Delta Institute
Puppy Preschool Workshop - Australian Veterinary Behaviour Services
Animal Behaviour and Handling Workshop - Australian Veterinary Behaviour Services