Anna (she/her) is a qualified Dog Guide Mobility Instructor and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (O&M/COMS). O&M is a unique allied health profession, supporting people who are blind or have low vision, to travel safely in your environment including using a long cane.
With extensive experience training dogs and people to create happy, harmonious and mutually rewarding connections. Having worked around Australia, regionally and in metropolitan locations, as well as overseas (Croatia, Germany, Japan, Poland, Romania), she is currently based in the western suburbs of Adelaide, Australia.
Regularly attending conferences and seminars, an avid reader of behaviour and training books, her philosophy is to work with people and animals effectively and ethically as an advocate of force free and positive reinforcement training methods.
Striving in her work to be inclusive of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability. Industry sector experience includes aged care, animal care, contact centres, disability, legal admin, hospitality and recreation.
Anna is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia (APDT), The Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA) and Orientation and Mobility Association of Australasia (OMAA). Having completed the Australian Government Department of Health Covid 19 training, 2020, currently volunteering as an instructor at Canine Behavioural School in Felixstowe, Adelaide. In 2020 Anna completed studies led by Dr Susan Friedman, Living and Learning with Animals: The Science and Technology of Behaviour Change and is currently enrolled in the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional program, 2021.
If your dog has unwanted behaviours to address or you have a perfect little angel that you would like to teach some tricks to, like sit or down or something fancier, then please get in touch.