The relationship between an animal and its owner is a unique connection.

I have been working with dogs and puppies for many, many years. I am absolutely passionate about helping dogs and their owners by teaching the benefits and power of positive training methods. I thrive on witnessing the reward of seeing the joy in puppy parents as they watch their precious ones learn their first trick – or succeed in changing an unwanted behaviour. It is so heart-warming seeing puppies grow and develop class by class.

I was taught the HUGE benefits of FEAR FREE TRAINING by my own rescue dog that arrived in our home, untrained, highly excited and was also dog and people aggressive. (we have the scars to prove it.) Matt has responded amazingly well to the positive training techniques. He is now my Puppy School Mascot. My Belgian Shepherd passion has made me the proud owner of three varieties of this wonderful breed – and who have made sure that I remain on my toes as a trainer.

I am very proud of what I have achieved, and the lives changed for the better (dogs and humans) through Morningside K9 Academy. I think my reviews on the internet will vouch for my passion of sharing information. I believe that by helping puppies and dog become well behaved family pets – I am helping prevent uncontrollable dogs being given away.

It is also my passion to help parents of rescue puppies and dogs – help their new family members to settle in and be accepting of their new situations. By avoiding bad behaviour and experiences for them and their new family, harmony can be achieved. It is my hope through training that fewer dogs will be returned into the shelter system.

Puppy Class

8 Weeks to 6 Months


6 Months to 1 Year


1 year (no jumping at this level) 18 months of age will be allowed to jump.