Georgia has been training dogs professionally for over a decade. Training dogs is her hobby and her passion and she regularly competes in agility and rally-o trials with her beagles.
Georgia has been a member of the Canine Association WA for many years and has served on various breed and training committees during this time. She is currently on the Education Committee for Australia’s largest dog training association, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia. She is also a member of the Industry Accredited Dog Trainers Association, Professional Pet Guild and Association of Pet Dog Trainers (US).
Georgia was Manager of Dog Behaviour and Enrichment at the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park for 4 years. She introduced positive reinforcement training to the 75 year old shelter, along with many programs such as Post Adoptive Training and volunteer programs.
Georgia specialises in dogs with social issues, namely dog to dog reactivity. Along with her ‘pawesome’ team of teacher dogs (Bender, Chanel and Bertman), she has worked successfully with many dogs to enable them to be able to be in the presence of other dogs and be calm, polite and focused.
Georgia also has a passion for training rescue dogs, puppies and of course, Beagles and Poodles.
Georgia is the founder of Beagle Rescue WA and runs and funds this rescue on her own. Beagles are one of the most represented pure breed dogs in pounds and shelters due to the incorrect raising and training advice new owners are often given.
Georgia does a lot of reduced price training and behaviour modification work with foster dogs from various rescue groups around Perth.
In 2009, Georgia was voted ‘Australia Trainer of the Year’ at the APDT annual conference.
Georgia and her fellow trainers travel to see national and international speakers as much as they can, to enable them to offer the best and most up to date training methods and techniques.
Georgia shares her life with her 5 rescue dogs: Homer, Minnie, Chanel, Bender and Bertman and her husband, Joe.