dog daycare, training and grooming centre

About Canine Kindergarten

Established Dog Training, Daycare and Grooming Business in the Pittwater Area

About Us

Canine Kindergarten has been an established dog training business in the Northern Beaches area for many years. Canine Kindergarten was developed so dog owners could train their dogs using fun, effective, positive training techniques.

Dogs are highly social animals. Lack of socialisation and social isolation often leads to destructive behaviour and separation related anxiety. Often young dogs left alone for extended periods develop destructive behaviours such as digging, chewing and barking. Lack of mental and environmental enrichment will lead to boredom. Young dogs need lots of socialisation, guidance and stimulation to grow into confident adults.

Canine Kindergarten can offer a day filled will socialisation, mental stimulation and physical activity. We also pride ourselves on training good manners and appropriate canine play.

About Me

I first started working with animals many years ago at the RSPCA, Yagoona. I worked at the RSPCA for 6 years and this provided me with a vast amount of animal behaviour at its finest! I developed a passion for dog training and especially behaviour and started offering puppy classes, which I did for many years. During this time I completed my Veterinary Nursing Certificate and the CGC™ (Canine Good Citizen) course.

After my valuable time at the RSPCA, I worked at the Veterinary Specialist Centre, in Sydney as a senior surgical nurse for six years and completed my Diploma in Surgical Nursing. During this time I continued to run puppy classes and established CANINE KINDERGARTEN. Working as a veterinary nurse has given me the advantage of working with and observing dog behaviour on a daily basis. I have also invested a large amount of time and effort in continuing to update my education on a regular basis.

My qualifications include:

Canine Good Citizen (CGC™) instructor, accredited through the Delta Society of Australia Certificate IV in dog behavioural training Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Diploma in Surgical Nursing.