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Our Team

Our Team

CBS thrives on learning more. The more we learn, the better we can help you and your dog achieve your goals.

We encourage our instructors to not only gain credentials in dog training but ask them to continue on with their education just as any serious profession does these days. We require them to participate in relevant training seminars and workshops each year.

Although all our instructors are volunteers, many of them are also professional canine trainers. Our instructors have a range of nationally and internationally recognised professional accreditations, from such institutions as:

  • Animals on Course
  • Companion Animal Sciences Institute
  • Delta Institute
  • Dognostics Career Center
  • International School of Canine Psychology & Behaviour
  • Karen Pryor Academy
  • Learning About Dogs (Competency Assessment Program)
  • Pet Professional Accreditation Board

We also have a comprehensive two-year aspiring instructor program, which is run in-house by our Senior Volunteer Trainer.

Discover our team

Petra Edwards Instructor

Petra Edwards Instructor

Petra holds a PhD in dog behaviour and welfare and has a BSc. (Hons) with a specialisation in animal behaviour. Her research focuses have included investigating how dogs experience their veterinary visits and strategies used to reduce stress, and equipment used for...

Felice Case Instructor

Felice Case Instructor

Felice is an experienced dog trainer with a keen interest in working with young dogs to help them stay in their homes forever and reduce the need for rehoming. She has completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011 and went on to complete a Certificate IV in...

Heather Bradley Instructor and School President

Heather Bradley Instructor and School President

Living with German Shepherds for many years, Heather experienced many different training styles but was really happy to find the use of positive reinforcement training while working at Guide Dogs for the Blind in the UK. It is from them that she adopted her dog Iris,...

Leann Hoppo Instructor

Leann Hoppo Instructor

As a lifelong animal lover, rescue dogs in particular, learning more about their behaviour was a natural progression for Leann. Her teaching  journey began in a community dog training centre after training her own dog there, and now continues both there and at CBS....

Maddy Bamford Instructor

Maddy Bamford Instructor

Maddy is an Instructor at Canine Behaviour School. She found CBS while studying a concordant degree in Animal Science and Animal Behaviour at Adelaide Uni and has continued training post-graduation. Maddy loves helping people discover the world of animal training and...

Anke Wartemann Instructor and Head Instructor

Anke Wartemann Instructor and Head Instructor

Anke joined Canine Behavioural School as an Aspiring Instructor (CBS AI Program) in April 2021 and started instructing her own classes in April 2022. She volunteers with the RSPCA Dog Training Team as well as assisting in and instructing classes for Sleuth Houndz, and...