About Me

(or who will you be trusting to look after your next kelpie for the first 8 weeks of his / her life?)

I am not really in to promoting myself, but some people have commented that there are no photos of me on my web site, and even after numerous e-mails to me they do not really know who I am or what I look like, so here goes:

I have always loved animals and have always been surrounded by them, which meant that when I left school I decided to study biology at university.

I have an Honours degree in science, majoring in Zoology. I feel that gave me a basis to help understand how dogs work - including their behaviour, their anatomy and their physiology, and dietary needs. I use science to help me breed and raise stable, healthy puppies.

I have been training and trialling dogs in obedience, agility and showing since 1990 and have a Certificate IV in Dog Behavioural Training/Companion Animal Services - the only Nationally accredited dog training course in Australia.

My own dogs have gained 106 titles in showing, agility, obedience, agility, tracking, endurance, herding and dances with dogs. Dogs I have bred have gained that number many times over.

I am a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia inc. and continue to update my dog training knowledge constantly by attending conferences and seminars around Australia.

I am also a member of the Royal NSW Canine Council, the Australian Kelpie Club of NSW, The Canine Control Council of Qld, Clarence Dog Sports and of the Agility Dog Association of Australia.

I currently breed three or four litters of kelpies a year with my husband Bill, under the prefix Callicoma (which is the name of the Black Wattle tree). We pride ourselves on breeding kelpies with excellent temperaments and ability - whether that be as performance dogs in agility, obedience, tracking or herding, as show dogs, or as wonderful pets - they excel in all these things.

I also operate Callicoma Pet Supplies from home, which allows me to spend more time with the dogs.

I teach weekly lessons at Clarence Dog Sports, and private lessons by appointment. I have a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.

I am also a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer and a Fitpaws Master Trainer. I have a great interest in canine fitness, and all puppies are given basic balance, flexibility and body awareness work.


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