Meet the Trainers
I am Megan. I am the owner and senior trainer at Canine Interaction. I started Canine Interaction in 2006 with the aim of providing quality force free dog training to the west and northern suburbs of Adelaide.
I completed my Certificate IV in Behavioural Dog Training through the Delta Society of Australia in 2003. I have continued my education through ongoing courses and conferences. I use only force free, effective methods to work with puppies, dogs and families setting them up for a lifetime of good behaviour.
My interest has always been the family dog. I focus on training all the members of the family – the adults, the kids, and the dog. Helping a dog to fit into the dynamics of a family home. Setting puppies up from the start and solving problems when required.
This speciality has opened me up to the work of Assistance Dogs. Working with adults and children to prepare themselves and their dogs for the Public Access Test (PAT) as well as additional skills not covered in regular dog training classes (pressure, comfort, and interruption for example).
My animal assisted mentoring programs have resulted in me planning bigger, I have recently purchased land and am building my dream home. This will include animals for on site mentoring programs and kids training camps. I can't wait!
Qualifications & Associations
- Certificate IV Dog Behavioural Training – Delta Society of Australia
- Certified Family Dog Mediator - Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation Professional Course - Family Dog Mediation
- Certificate IV Community Services – TAFE SA
I have completed the Level 1 Animal Assisted Play Therapy® Training (2022)
- APDT Professional Member
- Pet Professional Guild Member
- Family Paws Parent Educator
- The Family Dog & Stop the 77 Licenced Presenter
- Current Police and Working with Children Clearances
- 20+ years dog training experience
I am James Bilney. I am the assistant trainer at Canine Interaction under the guidance of Megan.
I have been at Canine Interaction for 3 years, learning and improving under the guidance and tutelage of Megan.
My main focus and goals are to help people understand and learn the methods of force free training while teaching why its important. Other than working with animals, my hobbies are listening to music, playing online MMO'S, watching/reading marvel related stuff, anything card based related such as yu-gi-oh and Pokémon and also playing 8 ball pool.
I have completed my Certificate 3 in animal studies and I have also worked and/or volunteered with:
- Adelaide zoo
- Willaston veterinary clinic
My name is Monique.
I like to learn all I can about all the animals, especially our four legged canine companions, and pass all that knowledge on to help people and their pets live happier, healthier lives. I have a big passion for dogs with reactivity issues towards other people or dogs aswell as running puppy school.
I have a background in shelter work where I gained much of my animal behaviour knowledge and day to day animal handling skills, but am also working as a soon to be fully qualified veterinary nurse.
Narlah is my Australian bulldog/soul animal with almost as much sass as myself, I also have 3 amazing cats too!
I have taught puppy preschool, reactive rover classses, one on one privates and many more over 10 years in the industry.
Hello, I am Corey. I own a nine year old rescue Staffordshire named Jessie who loves learning tricks and a one year old bed hogging Schnauzer X Poodle called Toffee. My passion is to help owners solve dog behaviour problems through force free training methods and management. I also enjoy teaching dog training skills and tricks. My interests include, dog training, dog sports, learning and analysing animal behaviour, travelling, reading, music, puzzles, and running.
I have completed a bachelor’s degree in science, specialising in animal behaviour, through Flinders University in 2020. I am currently studying to become a certified dog trainer through Dognostics.
For the last 6 years I have been working for Holdfast Dog Centre, which is, a force free dog training and day care centre. This has given me experience in assisting and running various training levels, dog agility, working with dogs with reactivity and observing and analysing dog behaviour.
Ebony is the newest edition to Canine Interaction.
She has joined Canine Interaction as a Junior Assistant. She is taking to opportunity to learn about dog training and gaining these skills while helping the Trainers to run their classes.
Ebony has her own dog Toby a Kelpie X that she is training using the skills she has developed in her role as Junior Assistant. She also has a pet snake named Remy.