Welcome to our team page. This is where you will get to know a bit about our staff and what they do.
All trainers working at the centre use rewards based training.
Brydie is the Director and Head Trainer and behaviour consultant of the Dog Education Centre. She holds a cert 3 in training and behaviour and is passionate about teaching responsible ownership and bite prevention to the community.
I originally got started training when I got my first dog as an adult. He was a rescue pup with some issues and not knowing what I was doing, I unintentionally made them worse. After seeking much advice, talking to trainers and behaviourists and spending lots of time studying, I finally fixed him. This process really inspired me to learn and to help others that were in the same position as me.
I saw a gap in the market for dog training in the Albury area and in 2011 I finally realized my long term dream and opened this business. In 2015 I expanded and opened the Dog Education Centre in Wodonga and we currently care for and train close to 300 dogs per week. As well as training dogs, I’m also heavily involved with rescue work, educating kids about bite prevention and providing dog training from different dog specialists from all over Australia to the Albury area.
Sara is one of our managers and she’s a fully qualified vet nurse also. She has a big passion for dog behaviour and training. She owns 4 dogs Lexi, Ella, Clover and Joey all who have been attending doggy daycare for years. Sara brings with her a broad knowledge base and a bubbly personality. Sara is the mumma bear of our group and she is always organising new fun and exciting ways to keep the dogs happy.
She helps us run the puppy and doggy daycare at the Dog Education Centre and all of the dogs love her!
Emma is one of our managers. She holds a cert 3 in training and behaviour. She has a German Shepherd called Jackson and a Kelpie x called Lucy. Emma loves everything to do with dog training and behaviour and works with us at our daycare program so you will see a lot of her around (minus the flowers in her hair 😉
Emma is an incredibly patient and compassionate trainer who loves to help scared dogs thrive in the daycare environment.
Bethany is one of our canine attendants and started with us in 2016 after doing work experience with us. She’s a bright bubbly girl and you will see her around the centre helping to look after the daycare dogs. She has a Golden Retriever called Sully and a Kelpie called Koda who both attend daycare. Sully is famous for finding the tiniest amounts of water to roll in and turn his beautiful golden fur black!
Bethany has a lovely calm nature which the dogs respond to well.
Jasmin has been with us since 2016 when she did work experience. She is one of our canine attendants and is currently studying veterinary nursing and learning how to train. Jasmin also assists with training classes and is slowly overcoming being shy! Jasmin has natural ability and we look forward to seeing her progression in the industry.
Alex and Tracey
Al and Tracey are our Groomers who work from the centre twice a week. Alex started out doing work experience in 2016 and has never left and Tracey is her mentor. They are in charge of bathing dogs, clipping, nail clips etc and do a fabulous job. When Alex isn’t working, she can usually be found caring for the dogs out the back. Alex brings with her a very calm and caring nature which helps the nervous dogs settle in.
Kylie is a trainer based out of Albury and she is travelling to Albury once a week/fortnight (depending on demand) to help with some of the more ‘high end’ issues. She has a wealth of experience under her belt and used to train in and around Melbourne. Kylie often travels to Myrtleford and Wangaratta to train.
“My aim is to achieve harmony between dog and handler through balanced training methods and socialization techniques. All breeds, all ages and any problem”.