Dog Consultancy - Specialising in Dog - Child Interaction - Hamley Bridge, South Australia
Information and Advice
Dog training and consulting services available northern Adelaide and the lower North provided by Tegan Whalan. Tegan works with families and individuals to help them acquire and train suitable pets.
Tegan predominately consult in the regions of:
-Adelaide Plains Council,
-Wakefield Regional Council,
-Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council,
-Light Regional Council,
-Town of Gawler,
-City of Playford,
-City of Tea Tree Gully, and
-City of Salisbury.
Consults are available in other areas. Travel costs may apply.
Tegan is qualified as an educator of both dogs and people, with qualifications including:
-Certificate III in Dog Training and Behaviour from the NDTF (in progress)
-Bachelor of Education (Honours) from Flinders University
-Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from Trainset
This means that not only does Tegan understand dog training and behaviour, she knows how to convey this information to people and children in an effective way.
In her past role as coordinator of the Delta Dog Safe Program she developed a passion for ensuring safe dog-child interactions. A multifaceted approach is needed to make sure kids stay safe around dogs. These approaches need to consider the training and experiences of the dog, education of children, and ongoing management by dog owners and parents. Dog Consultancy comes from this need to execute multifaceted approaches to ensuring child safety around dogs.
Tegan has also been actively involved in dog rescue since 2006 (including employment with RSPCA SA), having fostered about 100 animals, mostly dogs, through her home since 2008. Through her work with dog rescue, Tegan understands how important it is for families to make suitable decisions when selecting a dog for their household. In this way, Dog Consultancy seeks to fulfil the need of individuals and families to consult about the important decision of adding a dog to their family.
Not only is Tegan involved in rescue, but she is a registered and ethical breeder of Border Terriers. Her own dogs partake in a variety of sports, including conformation, tracking, earthdog, dancing, and others. Tegan understands how to train dogs as pets and also for specialised tasks. She is a ANKC judge of earthdog, and has been the training officer for the Tracking Dog Club of SA Inc since 2011.