The Power Paws Team
I’ve had the pleasure of having multiple dog breeds in my life since I was 6 years old and also the sorrow of losing them. By far our biggest loss was Tank, a 10 month old bull terrier we rescued through Adorable bull terrier rescue. Tank came from a back yard breeder and unfortunately had OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) in his hips and suffered from Rage Syndrome.
Our current dogs have their own issues. Gypsy is a grumpy mix (cross bull terrier/weimaraner) and Bandit has loads of energy and skin issues. We recently had MacDuff (our epileptic Bullie) put to sleep which was possibly the hardest thing we’ve had to do in a while.
The one thing that unites all dogs, big or small, is that they absolutely love going for walkies which is why we decided to start Power Paws.
My current fur babies are rescues Hobbsie, Hope and Sunshine.
Hobbsie is a 7 year old terrier X who is extremely reactive towards other dogs, and as a result attends weekly obedience and agility training, Hope is a 12 year old deaf fox terrier, and Sunshine (my most recent rescue) is a 10 year old Jack Russel X recovering from burns and mange.
I am a qualified canine behaviour and training coach through Friends of the Dog (FODS), who are accredited with the Animal Behaviour Consultants of South Africa.
I’m also a qualified Clicker trainer, have a certificate in Animal Behaviour for Shelter animals and am currently an intern puppy instructor at the FODS Puppy School in Modderfontein.
I have always loved animals. In some way or another I have found that I am always involved with working with animals, small, big, cats, dogs, horses, farm animals, and domesticated, I’m a fan of them all.
I started horse riding lessons at the age of 17. Before that I was about 6 years old and riding Shetland ponies at lifestyle, or any horse at any given opportunity.
During matric, I job shadowed at a livery yard, grooming horses, exercising and training horses and people. I then worked there for 2 years
I left the horse farm to further my education. But it was not long till again I am working with animals.
I have a graphic design diploma, and an admin diploma, I’ve worked in retail, corporate, house sitting and farm yard, I am relaxed, love getting a to do list done, solving problems, if ever any. And spending all the time possible with animals.
I joined power paws in 2019 and am loving every day walking all kinds of dogs, I have already qualified in animal nutrition and hope to further my studies soon into animal behavior.
I look forward to walking your furry family