"My aim is to help reduce the number of young healthy dogs being surrendered to shelters due to unwanted behaviours."
Sonia started Sonia Says Sit over ten years ago. She is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse of more than fifteen years and is a Certified Dog Trainer with the Delta Institute. Sonia teaches puppy preschool, group lessons, behaviour consultations and in-home lessons. Training classes are force free and contain up to date positive training methods. Training has been shown to be the single most important thing that keeps dogs with their original family for life. Sonia is a member of the Pet Professional Guild Australia and APDT Australia. She is also a regular participant in dog training conferences locally and internationally.
Bobbi has been working with Sonia Says Sit for more than six years and aims to help you better understand your dog’s behaviour and the way dogs learn.
Bobbi has a successful career in Health Care as a Diversional Therapist and was motivated to complete a Certificate IV in Companion Animals to learn about the benefits of the human-animal bond.
Bobbi teaches puppy preschool, group lessons and in-home puppy prep.
Did you know?
The RSPCA website states that during the 2013-2014 period, 70% of the dogs euthanized were because of severe behavioural issues.
TheAustralian Veterinary Association(AVA) recommends the use of positive reinforcement training methods for dogs as the preferred method of training. The RSPCA supports reward-based training methods whereby the dog is set up to succeed and then rewarded for performing the ‘good’ behaviour (positive reinforcement).