Qualifications
  • Certificate  IV in Companion Animal Services (AQF)
  • Delta Society Accredited Canine Good Citizen Instructor
  • Certificate of Completion in Living and Learning with Animals, The science and technology in behaviour change - Professor Susan G Friedman P.hD
  • Fear Free Certified Professional - Fear Free Pets Dr Marty Becker DVM
  • Certificate of Completion -  Raw Dog Food Nutrition
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace 
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    Professional Development

    Karen Johnston

    • Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
      • Performance Foundermentals - Gold Student Feb 2014
    • Agility Summer Camp - Castlereagh Jan 2014
    • Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
      • Introduction to Nose Work - Gold Student Nov 2013
    • Hawkesbury Dog Club 5 day Agility Camp - Riverwood Downs Sep 2013
    • Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association – Quality Assurance Seminar 2012
      • Featuring: Dr Gallie Perry and Dr Kirsti Seksel
      • Key Subjects: Canine Cognition, Best Practice (resource guarding - bite inhibition - barking - jumping), Seperation Anxiety, The use of Pheromones with dogs, Nutrition,
    • Ken Ramirez - Sydney 2012 - All things are possible with Positive Reinforcement
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2012
      • Featuring: Dr Sophia Yin (USA), Grisha Stewart (USA) and Pat Miller (USA)
      • Ket Subjects: Aggression, fear
    • DSLR Photography – Western College 2012
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2011
      • Featuring: Kay Laurence (UK), Dr Kersti Seksel (AUS) and Dr Gabrielle Carter (AUS)
      • Key Subjects: Pet Dog Classes / Advanced Clicker Training / Canine Cognitive Dysfunction
    • Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association – Quality Assurance Seminar 2010
      • Featuring: Dr Gabrielle Carter and Dr Debbie Calnon
      • Key Subjects: Leadership in Dogs / Understanding Aggression / Best Practice / Canine Body Language
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2010
      • Featuring: Ken Ramirez (USA), Steve White (USA), and Peta Clarke (AUS)
      • Key Subjects: Advanced Training Strategies using Reward Markers and Reinforcement / Scent Work and Tracking
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2009
      • Featuring: Cr Pamela Reid (USA), Sarah Kalnajs (USA) and Dr Paul McGreevy (AUS)
      • Key Subjects: Excel-erated Training Programs / Clicker Training / Aggression in Puppies / Canine Cognition, Desensitising, Counter Conditioning, Resource Guarding and Dominance Theory
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2008
      • Featuring: Roger Abrantes (UK), Pamela Dennison (USA)and Jennifer Messser (CAN)
      • Key Subjects: Evolution of Canine Social Behaviour / Temperament Testing / Aggression / Puppy Classes 
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2008
      • Featuring: A day with Sue Sternberg
      • Key Subjects: Dealing with Shelter Dog Issues
    • Dr Ian Dundar OZ Conference 2006
      • Key Subjects: Biting in Dogs / Pet Dog Training / Running Pet Dog Classes
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2006
      • Featuring: Pat Miller (USA), Dr Paul McGreevey (AUS), Dr Debbie Calnon (AUS) and Karin Bridge
      • Key Subjects: Positive Reinforcement Training in Pet Dogs / Clicker Training
    • Certificate  IV in Companion Animal Services and Delta Society Accredited Canine Good Citizen Instructor – Delta Society (AQF) 2005/2006
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Annual Conference 2005
      • Featuring: Sue Sternberg (USA) and Kerrie Haynes-Lovell (AUS)
      • Key Subjects: Canine Body Language, Biting and Aggression / Positive Reinforcement Conditioning
    • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training 2002