Each of Jeannine’s dogs has taught her a deeper and more meaningful understanding of canine learning and behaviour. She is passionate about positive reinforcement training and the many lifelong benefits it creates. Jeannine is so lucky to share her life with Greyhound Jacki and Curly Coated Retriever Gandhi.
One of Jeannine’s proudest moments was using positive reinforcement to help Jacki accept the eye drops she needs every day for life. (Note from CBS: Jeannine’s video of teaching Jacki how to accept drops won the grand prize at PPG’s 2018 “Let’s Celebrate Positive Reinforcement Competition”).
Jeannine has a BEd (Hons) and works full time in aged care. Among her other hobbies, Jeannine trials new recipes for her Happy Chappi Bakery making rewards for dogs.
Jeannine is a certified Canine Nutritionist, is the Volunteer Coordinator for CBS and is a member of several associations including Pet Professional Guild, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Dancing with Dogs, Musical Dog Sport Association and Kay Laurence’s Learning about Dogs and Sett group. A firm believer in lifelong learning, she has completed the CBS Aspiring Instructor Program, canine freestyle and canine fitness courses; Jeannine is currently part way through her studies in Companion Animal Nutrition from the University of Illinois.
- Bachelor of Education (Hons)
- Certified Canine Nutritionist