David has been handling working dogs for over 10 years and brings this experience and knowledge to our clients and members to assist them in their Therapy Dog Career.
David conducts training and evaluations for assistance intervention dogs, and pet therapy dogs and handlers.
David serves both as an instructor and trainer at our School for Therapy Dog Teams as well as conducting handler courses and regularly instructs at the Animal Assisted Interventions Training Centre, Adelaide Hills, South Australia training other species of animals.
David utilizes proven and simple methods for instructing dogs and their owners / handlers. David’s style is straightforward, and he has a very goal-oriented approach to training and resolving problems. His goal is to always improve relationships between dogs and their owners by teaching effective communication and basic principles of learning.
David continues to further his education in the dog training field by attending seminars and classes, as well as working assistance intervention, obedience, agility, rally canine teams.
David also participates in our Qualified Professionals, Assistance Intervention Dogs Program by assisting with deliveries of Animal Assisted Interventions: Activities (AAA), Education (AAE) and Therapy (AAT) throughout the community.
David enjoys working with children and families living life with disability and his experience with people and dogs makes him an asset to our team