Good Manners Training & Behaviour
Lesley has an amazing career with in the companion animal industry, starting out at the bottom and working her way up, firstly breeding and showing dogs, then qualifying as a veterinary nurse, moving to RSPCA as the Shelter Supervisor, then to a Prison Officer role which included working on implementing shelters dogs into prisons to be trained prior to rehoming.
Later Lesley joins Polytechnic West as a lecturer of vet nursing in teaching and imparting her vast experience in behaviour to the next generation of students.
Some 8 years ago Good Manners Day Care & Training Centre opened its doors. It was a venture that allowed Lesley to combine everything she knew and to feed a passion for hosting seminars and workshops to industry.
After closing the daycare in 2015, Lesley’s passion now lays in education of industry to provide a better outcome for dogs and their caregivers.
Lesley’s quest for knowledge and professional development has led her to become an advocate for reward based force free training and is a supporting member of educational groups:-
- PPG – Pet Professionals Guild (Australia)
- Delta Institute
- APDT –Association of Pet Dog Trainers (Australia) – WA State Representative
- AABP – Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals
Cert IV Veterinary Nursing – Registered
Cert IV Behaviour & Training – Delta Certified
Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessing
The Doggy Lady
Fiona started training dogs over 17 years ago and has worked as a professional detector dog handler for almost 14 years. Two years ago she started business as The Doggy Lady, offering pet dog owners the chance to train their dogs in scent detection in a fun learning environment. Her passion is helping people learn to communicate with their dogs and foster a fun and trusting relationship.
Fiona is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). She is passionate about the IMDT as it offers her clients a guarantee of a exceptional training skills (members must pass a stringent two day assessment every two years) and a high standard of ethics.
Manners ’n’ More Companion Dog Training
Aside from holding various qualifications within the companion animal industry Colleen’s passion project is ‘industry’
Striving to bring quality presenters from around the world and within Australia to continue the development of all trainers and workers of the companion animal industry. With this in mind the decision to join forces with 2 amazing and likeminded colleges was a simple decision.
When not working Colleen spends her days enjoying the fur company of her 3 amazing Rottweilers, who are also her teachers. Colleen is active in the conformation world and a advocate for the breed and responsible dog ownership.
Cert IV Training and Assessment
Cert IV Companion Animal Studies
Dog Trainers Skills Set (TAFE)