A little about the humans behind The Mindful Pet Owner..
As most of these stories go, mine begins with a deep passion for all things animals. A passion that has seen me rescue a long list of animals and hand rear orphaned wildlife; taken me to four continents volunteering with lions, elephants, chimpanzees, kangaroos, the list goes on; and pushed me through vet school and into an extremely rewarding career as a small animal veterinary surgeon for over a decade. I was lucky enough to marry a man who shares my passion for animals, and what were my dreams has become our dreams.
Which brings us to the present...
Now it is time for our passion for animals to take us on our next adventure, for us to share our knowledge and experiences with people so they can become the best versions of themselves - basically to train the humans to be the owners their pets deserve.
Every human has the ability to be a mindful pet owner, and we are here to help each of you achieve that goal. Whether through education - puppy classes and dog training, behaviour consultations and pet first aid courses; sharing our mistakes and achievements so you know you aren't alone with your struggles; or through providing you with high quality enrichment items for your dog. We can help you achieve your goal of having an amazing and fulfilling relationship with your dog.
I (Anita) am of course a qualified vet, which means that I can not only look at the behavioural elements of each dog, but I can also assess any health conditions that could be effecting their behaviour. I am also a Pro Dog Trainer and Pro Dog Trainer Geek - which means I have been trained to use games-based training methods to help you achieve your dog training goals. Games-based training is not only fun, but is helps you to build an amazing relationship with your dog. In 2 short months I will have also completed my COAPE Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour. Along with my training I also have 3 dogs who have had their share of behavioural struggles. You name it, I've probably lived through it and come out the other side. I know how difficult living with a dog with behavioural struggles can be.
Needless to say, you and your dog are in safe hands.
Are you ready to take that first step?