About

The Dog Lady is owned and operated by Debi Coleman a professional dog trainer with over 20 years of experience.

DEBI COLEMAN

  • Debi has had a lifelong love for all animals – horses and dogs in particular.
     

  • Completed the Delta Society Australia’s Certificate IV in Dog Behavioural Training in 2004 while at the same time training her Golden Retriever Carter as the first Delta Therapy Dog in central west NSW. She has been training in Orange and its surroundings ever since.
     

  • Internationally certified with the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers in USA in 2014.
     

  • Debi has continued her education and learning and is now qualified as a Temperament Assessor for Dogs NSW, Assessor for Mind Dogs Australia, Assessor for PPG Pet Dog Ambassador Program. 
     

  • Completed Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy with the National College of Traditional Medicine in Melbourne believing that massage can be beneficial for many dogs to assist with relaxation, pre and post exercise, improving circulation and range of movement. Is also currently studying Canine Fitness.

APDT Australian Pet Dog Trainer
of the Year 2017

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WHAT DEBI DOES

  • Works with clients on a weekly basis at her purpose-built training facility - both in group settings and privately. Also conducts in-home behavioural and training consultations.
     

  • Regularly assesses temperaments of dogs deemed (or to be declared) Dangerous or Menacing.
     

  • Debi has her own therapy dog and continues to train and assess therapy dogs for individuals and facilities.
     

  • Trains her own dogs and is currently doing nose work, agility, cooperative care and tricks for fun.
     

  • Debi has written numerous articles on dog behaviour for local media and has presented on a range of dog subjects for local radio and TV outlets.
     

  • As well as being the most qualified and experienced canine behaviour specialist in the area, Debi attends a number of workshops and seminars annually (both in Australia and overseas) in order to provide her clients with the most up to date knowledge on behaviour and training.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Cert IV in Behavioural Training

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer Delta Institute

  • Accredited Fear Free Animal Trainer

  • Accredited Canine Myofunctional Therapist 

  • Accredited Dangerous Dog Assessor Dogs NSW

  • Accredited Assessor PPG Pet Dog Ambassador Program

  • Professional Member APDT Australia

  • Professional Member PPGA Australia

  • Previous Coordinator of the Central West branch of the Delta Dog Therapy Program and Coordinator of SPOT (Safe Pets Out There) Program teaching dog care and behaviour to primary school children in Orange and surrounds

  • Involved in animal rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing over 16 years and ran a boarding kennel for a number of years on the outskirts of Orange.

  • Taught Animal Studies at Tafe for 10 years before making the decision to work full time on her business.

   

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ACCREDITATIONS

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MEET THE TEAM

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Daisy
Congeniality Officer in charge of happiness
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Toby
Friendship Coordinator in charge of pats
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Dakoda 
Concierge responsible for official greetings
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Panda
Head of Security
Debi's Dogs
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Penny
Personal Assistant responsible for monitoring 
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Angel
Family Matriarch in charge of law and order
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Dallas
Zen Master responsible for calm and relaxation

Debbie knows her dog stuff. Not only for puppies but also for older dogs. She is a wealth of knowledge. Would recommend to anyone who has a puppy or dog that requires training.

Mary Brodbeck