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).
I have taken steps to increase my education in this field in 2021 and commence my work along side Mind Dog Australia.
Qualifications & Associations
- Certificate IV Dog Behavioural Training – Delta Society of Australia
- Certificate IV Community Services – TAFE SA
- 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
- 18+ years dog training experience
I started working with dogs as a trainer in 2018 when I started my delta training after seeing them working in the hospital in Sydney, I had a specific interest in service dogs, their work and their training particularly since my own diagnosis of autism in 2013.
Over the past few years I have had a growing passion for working with dogs and disability. I work as a support worker working with a range of disabilities both visible and non-visible and started working towards becoming an NDIS Support Coordinator.
My passion for service dogs also grew as I experienced the difference having my own dog made when entering high stress environments, particularly places like the hospital where previous negative experiences had left me with greater associated anxiety to the environment.