OUR TEAM

Colleen

Colleen O’Dea

Owner & operator of Manners ‘n’ More Companion Dog Training.

Colleen holds a nationally recognised qualification as a Dog Trainer and is working towards her Cert 4 in Companion Animal Studies and a qualification in Teaching and Assessing.

As a lecturer of Companion Animal Studies at Challenger Institute of Technology Colleen is able to pass on her experience to the next generation of trainers, vet nurses and canine enthusiasts.

Whilst very passionate about all things dog, Colleen also has a passion for the industry itself. Striving to bring quality speakers from around the world and within Australia to continue the development of all trainers and workers of the companion animal industry.

Above all, Colleen is proudly owned by 3 beautiful rottweilers, active in show conformation and an advocate for the breed and responsible dog ownership.

Pictured with one of our long term clients, ‘Dom’

Simone

Simone Tuten
(BSc, CPDT-KA)

Simone brings a wealth of knowledge to our crew as a Nationally Qualified Dog Trainer.

Simone is also one the most highly qualified trainers in Australia, gaining her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers). Simone is a Professional Premium Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia and a member of the Pet Professional Guild.

Dryland mushing, canicross and hiking are just a few of the things Simone enjoys doing with her dogs. Proudly owned by ‘Lupa’ (Kelpie) and ‘Yeni’ (Siberian Husky). Simone has trained many other species of animals including cats, horses, poultry, sheep, cattle and goats.

Pictured here with one of our long term clients ‘Ruby’ from the 2014 K9 Games Workshop.

Victoria

Victoria Matthews

As a Nationally Qualified Dog Trainer and a qualified Vet Nurse, Victoria brings a wealth of knowledge to our crew about canine health.

Victoria is currently working towards her Certificate 4 in Companion Animal Studies.

Huge excitement in the Matthews household with the addition of a little GSD pup named ‘Demi’ no doubt our Facebook Page will be flooded with updates on her progress and adventures.

Victoria is proudly owned by ‘James’ the Boxer and new pup on the Matthews blocks ‘Demi’ GSD.

Victoria is pictured with one of our clients ‘Bronte'

Ashleigh

Ashleigh Leece

Ashleigh has achieved her Nationally recognised qualification as a Dog Trainer.

A strong advocate against BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) and the author of a recent petition presented to parliament on anti-BSL, Ashleigh brings with her a passion about all things canine.

Ashleigh now works for a private sector organisation that provides much needed canine services to people in our community.

Ashleigh is Proudly owned by staffy’s 'Jack' & 'Nick'.

Ashleigh is pictured with ‘Morris’ a participant of our recent K9 Games Workshop.

 

 

OUR ROAD TESTERS

Chica

‘Chica’ (9 yrs)

The matriarch of our team, Chica now enjoys road testing all things ‘plush’ in particular, toys, beds and doggie coats.

Boss

‘Boss’ (6 yrs)

Nothing gets to our store with out this boys ‘Hi-Paw’ of approval, his middle name ‘durability’ a complete advocate for all things ‘Aussie Dog’ and ‘Tuffy Toys’.

Riva

‘Riva’ (2 yrs)

They say it can’t be shredded? and she will prove them wrong! This tom boy at heart likes to get down in the dirt with her toys, stay tuned for products with her paw of approval!