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 
  • About

    About Us

    “Learners on Lead Pet Dog Training” is a locally owned and run dog training facility. We provide a safe and relaxed learning environment so both you and your dog can excel. Our classes focus on reward based positive reinforcement training techniques which create fast learning and a fun experience for all.

    Our custom built training facilities are located in a tranquil, rural setting away from the hassle of everyday life. This enables owners to truly enjoy the time spent with mans’ best friend. Our instructors are experienced and passionate about dog training and helping you to progress through the courses on offer. We give you the tools to develop a well-mannered pet whilst building on the special bond and partnership owners have with their canine companions.

    Karen Johnston

    My love of animals started from an early age. I was constantly bringing animals home and pleading with my parents to be allowed to keep them. I grew up with an interest in horses, and always had a dog by my side. I am passionate about helping owners gain the knowledge and skills to better understand and train their canine companions. 

    In 2005/2006 I studied Cert IV in Companion Animal Services gaining qualifications as a Delta Accredited Canine Good Citizen Instructor. I am constantly updating and expanding my knowledge and skills by regular attendance at dog training conferences and workshops throughout Australia.

    In 2016 the amazing Animal Trainer Peta Clarke took me under her wing, teaching and inspiring me in many ways but mainly in the amazing world of Canine Nose Work.

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    I currently share my life with 4 dogs: