My passion is to help dogs and their families achieve the best possible life together. I have a Certificate III Animal Studies and am a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. I have over 10 years experience in caring for and training dogs including as a dog club instructor, vet nurse and foster carer.
The Mindful Canine program focuses on herding breeds, especially border collies, kelpies, cattle dogs and koolies. I use force-free training to provide a wide range of programs designed to enrich your dog's life, including one-on-one behavioural modification training, training essentials for young dogs, enrichment opportunities and workshops on specific topics.
Most of our classes are held in our fenced paddock area at Melrose Valley Farm on Old Tuggeranong Road, just 20 minutes from the centre of Canberra.
I will work with you to address specific training and behaviour issues and develop an ongoing training plan for you. These sessions are held at Melrose Valley Farm where appropriate.
A personal 45 minutes play and/or train in our fenced paddock at Melrose Valley Farm.
The Herdy Balls Game offers herding breeds - border collies, kelpies, cattle dogs and koolies - a chance to exercise their natural herding instincts, using a ball instead of sheep. Held at Melrose Valley Farm.
The course will focus on specific training and games for herding breeds. This will include basic behaviours; clean training to make sure our communication is as effective as possible; teaching an off switch for high drive, busy minds and special games that give our dogs an outlet to use their natural instincts. Held at Melrose Valley Farm.
This 8 week workshop teaches herding breeds (border collies, kelpies, cattle dogs, koolies and aussie shepherds) the foundation skills needed for sheep herding. Next class starts 16 March.
Online behaviour consultations followed by a training plan that meet your needs and your dogs.
Individual online coaching for sheepballs via zoom with Jess
I love caring for dogs! Send me a message if you'd like to make contact, have any questions or want to make an appointment, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
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