In conjunction with my best K9 Labradoodle friends, Bailey and Mollie, CleverPawzOz is owned and operated by Vicki Cleaver. Vicki has had a keen interest in dogs for most of her life and it was Bailey and Mollie’s zest for life that inspired her to pursue a dog training career.
Vicki is a qualified professional dog trainer, graduating from the internationally acclaimed Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) in 2014. As a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) Vicki is committed to training using 'clicker training' force free principles and techniques.
Vicki’s background as a trainer and manager in vocational education over the past 25 years has enabled her people and behavioural management skill sets to be easily transferred into the dog training world. She also holds qualifications in Workplace Training & Assessment, Diploma of TAA and Certificate IV in TAE.
Vicki and Bailey are also active volunteers with the Delta Therapy Dogs program. They visit a disabled facility on a regular basis brightening the lives and bringing the joy of animal companionship to the residents.
Vicki is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and is actively committed to continuing her life-long learning in the K9 world. She recently completed a Chicken Camp program at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania with world renowned animal trainer, Terry Ryan, KPA (USA) and is currently undertaking Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (Delta Society) and a certified TagTEACH course.
I view training and learning as a life-long journey and assimilate this to the animal world. "You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity and being engaged in the learning process, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives".