Pet Behaviourist Dog Trainer
I don’t just love dogs, I’m passionate about improving their lives and those of our other companion animals.
As a certified dog behaviourist and trainer and pet food nutritionist, I created my TV show Pooches at Play, airing nationally on Channel 10, and Poochesatplay.com to help promote responsible pet ownership, pet-friendly lifestyles and provide dog training and behaviour advice to help people and their pets.
In addition to Pooches at Play, my latest TV project The Pet Rescuers is currently in production and will air on Australian TV in early 2021.
Animal Welfare Advocate Wildlife Conservationist
My animal welfare and conservation career began in my early 20’s with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), raising funds and developing public awareness campaigns to help save endangered species. During this time I became a regular guest presenter on Channel 10’s Cheez TV and Channel 7’s Saturday Disney.
Since then I have worked as a TV Presenter, Producer and Writer, publicist marketing consultant for organisations with a focus on animal welfare and conservation. This has included Keep Australia Beautiful, Planet Ark, The Orangutan Project, Wildlife Asia, the Jane Goodall Institute and more.
My debut conservation documentary, Ecochick Adventures: The Trans Borneo Challenge aired on Channel 9 in August 2015 and documented my 25-day, 2000km trek through Indonesia Borneo. I wanted to raise awareness of the plight of the Orangutan and decimation of their forest homes through the prolific use of palm oil in many of the products readily available on our supermarket shelves.
This was followed soon after with Pooches at Play, and now, the upcoming The Pet Rescuers TV show, to help raise awareness of the animal welfare issues that need addressing in our own backyards!
Presenting and MC’ing at events is also a passion of mine, sharing knowledge and inspiration to improve the lives of people and their pets. I enjoy working as a Speaker at many corporate, community and industry events throughout the year, including the Dog Lovers Show, the Cat Lovers Show, pet expos, seminars and corporate workshops with my cheeky side-kick ‘Dynamite Darcy’ by my side.
I am honoured to have been the media spokesperson and Ambassador environmental organisations including WWF, Planet Ark, Keep Australia Beautiful, The Orangutan Project and Wildlife Asia.
I am currently the Ambassador for Second Chance Animal Rescue, Pets of the Homeless, the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards, the MacKillop Family Services Paw Pals Program and the Polished Man ‘Polished Pets’ campaign.
I also work as a Brand Ambassador with like-minded companies dedicated to improving the lives of people and pets.
As part of my mission to improve our understanding of dogs and how to take care of them from puppyhood through to their senior years, my debut book Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog) was published by Hardie Grant Publishing in 2020 and is available where all good books are sold across Australia, the USA and UK. To find out more, or to order your copy, click here.
Recent Awards & Qualifications
B&T Women in Media 2019 Finalist
Top 10 Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
TV Producer Credits
The Pet Rescuers
(Currently in production, on air early 2021)
Producer & Dog Trainer/Behaviourist (TV Factual Series)
Pooches at Play
(Channel 10, 2017 - Present)
Executive Producer & Host (TV Factual Series)
Ecochick Adventures: The Trans Borneo Challenge
(Channel 9, 2015)
Executive Producer & Host (Documentary)