ACB&T Proven Training System
Our Head Trainer
Head Trainer, Dee McLean, is passionate about animal welfare and the dog – human connection.
Having grown up with dogs and being a volunteer rescue foster care coordinator, Dee decided that formal education would benefit her, the foster carers, and the dogs and clients she worked with.
She studied Canine Training and Behaviour with the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) Victoria in 2014. From there, she has continued with an ongoing search for knowledge in areas of training special needs dogs, behaviour modification, and complex skills training and she strongly believes that learning never stops.
Having 3 dogs of her own, all adopted rescues, she has been able to utilise her skills and knowledge first hand in her day to day life. Emm, one her pack is special needs, being born deaf and vision impaired.
Dee always says “no 2 dogs are the same and each dog should be treated as an individual”. She is always there to offer that extra care to her clients, and gets such a thrill to see the look on her clients face when ‘the penny drops’ and their face lights up.
ACB&T currently volunteer directly with several rescue organisations in South Australia. We also assist new adopters to settle their new dog into their family.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Positive K9 Training - Rules of engagement
Glenn Cooke - Canine Aggression Workshop
Ryan Tate - Scent Detection
Larry Krohn & Dr Ravi Lyer - Drivers
Ted Efthymiadis – How to Introduce Your Dog to a Baby
IAABC - Reactivity, Dr Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB
Louise Harding's Dog Training School
IAABC - Canine Fear-Based Aggression, John Ciribassi DVM, DACVB
IAABC - Desensitization and Counterconditioning, Dr Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB
IAABC - The Effects of Fear, Anxiety and Arousal on Learning, Dr Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB
Omar Von Muller, Dog Talent Academy - Masterclass 5: Puppy- train your future winner
Dunbar Academy – Growl Class Demonstration for Reactive Dogs
Studied Cert III in Canine Behaviour and Training through (NDTF)
Dip Bus, HRM; Adv Cert, Industrial Relations