After completing a certificate in dog training and behaviour in 2006, Mark continued to study and learn about dogs and dog training. As a result of his continuing education, Mark changed the way he trains, adopting the latest scientifically proven training methods. Influenced by several dog trainer icons, including Victoria Stilwell, Mark has fully embraced positive reinforcement training. He has abandoned outdated dominance and punishment based techniques. Please see the Qualifications & Methods page for more details.
After meeting Victoria in person in 2014, Mark pursued becoming the first Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer in Australia. This is an involved process where Victoria personally ensures that the trainers she endorse “walk the walk” and truly embrace positive reinforcement methods, and are not merely using trendy words to appear modern. Mark is proud to be associated with one of the world leaders in positive reinforcement dog training.
Please visit Positively.com or click on the image below to find out more about Victoria’s philosophy and her certified trainers.