In Sept 2017, Cheery Dog Training began to help families and pets live in healthy relationships based on trust, equality and respect. I offer individualized sessions teaching relevant real life skills to you.
These are conducted in person and on video conferencing software. Consults can be conducted at your home, my training facility in Roseworthy or in local dog friendly areas.
Vision, mission and values
Cheery Dog Training is committed to positve handling and training of animals
Teach and train using force-free principles and techniques
No force, pain, corrections or intimidation
Make no guarantees about behavioural outcomes
Prompt response to queries
Be honest. Admit mistakes and apologise
Use respectful language with people and pets
Do what I tell clients I’ll do. Do more when I can
Recommend the services I think are in the best interests of my clients and your dogs
Value lifetime learning by continuing to improve my skill as a teacher and trainer
Pursue ongoing education and professional development
Conduct myself in a way that upholds my values and principles
Who is involved in Cheery Dog Training?
Dog training is an unregulated industry however it is advised to seek a trainer with evidence of understaning of dog and people training. All Cheery Dog trainers have education from academic courses along with extensive field experience.
Elaine has thirty-five years’ experience working in this field and loves to help people connect better with their dogs
Animal Welfare League in Adelaide for 10 years
- Behavioural trainer for 10 years
- Mutts with Manners Dog training,
- Behavioural assessment
- Staff and volunteer training
- Training dogs for television commercials and photo shoots
- Titled own dogs in Obedience, Dances with Dogs and Tricks
- Volunteer instructor for many public dog clubs in Victoria and South Australia
- Foster Carer for dogs and cats
- Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Member and Region Representative (SA)
- Pet Professional Guild
- Karen Pryor Academy
Zoe has been helping with training people and dogs since she was 6 month old.
Zoe has earned the Novice level Dances with Dogs Freestyle and Heelwork to Music titles with Dogs SA. She is enjoying learning for the Trick Test, and has earned her Starters Title in September 2020. Good work for at 14 years old!