About Us

Meet Sharon!

Passion, Compassion and Integrity – Because life is too short to do something you’re not passionate about!

With most of my career in Stage and Project Management, after studying a Certificate III in Dog Manners for Paws Dog Training Behaviour and Training with National Dog Trainers Federation, I have now been able to realise my passion and Manners For Paws Dog Training was born to help clients and their fur-babies live in harmony together. With a desire to help dogs more holistically, I regularly attend workshops and seminars in dog training and behaviour from Australian and International presenters who are experts in their field.

The biggest gift we can give our dogs is to learn to communicate with them more effectively and help them learn to provide us with behaviours we want. We do this by creating a solid bond and relationship with our dogs. Aside from offering an in home training service, I also conduct dog and puppy training classes at Hairy Hounds Playground.  I am fully insured and police checked for your security.

I also spend time volunteering for a number of dog rescue not-for-profit organisations, helping out where needed with transportation and property inspections including the Puppy Tales Rescue family, where I help the dogs and puppies that come into their care, with training and behaviour issues.  I have a soft spot for rescue dogs, helping them transition into their forever homes and watching their bond grow with their new family is so rewarding.

I am also supported by my rescue boy Rodney, who’s a Staffy x Cattle Dog (with that Staffy gusto and Cattle Dog energy) who amazes me every day and my little lady rescue girl Chloe, who’s a Boxer x Staffy (with a lot of boxer bouncing energy) who has show me just how divine she can be. Sometimes we don’t give our dogs enough credit to make the right choices in life and these two have taught me so much.  You’ll see updates about Rodney and Chloe on my Facebook and Instagram pages as they keep me on my toes…..I am truly the lucky one to have found these two!

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Qualifications and Seminars

  • Seminar Presenter (Dog Lovers Show 2016) – How to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called – Chews Australia
  • Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training – National Dog Trainers Federation

Attended Workshops, Seminars and Events

  • Behaviour Assessments to Determine Adoption Suitability with Kate Monument – Chews Austalia
  • Foster Carers Workshop with Trish Harris – Chews Australia
  • Motivating Miracles with Steve Austin – Chews Australia
  • Intro to Nosework – K9 Nose Fun
  • Masterchops – Augustine Approved
  • Canine Fitness and Conditioning with Dr Jaime Jackson – Chews Australia
  • Managing the Multi Dog Household with Amanda Murcutt – Chews Australia
  • Tellington TTouch for Rescues with Tim Munro – Chews Australia
  • Aggression in Dogs with Trish Harris – Chews Australia
  • Training your Deaf Dog with Ness Lenarcic – Chews Australia
  • Puppy Instructors Course with Trish Harris – Four Paws K9 Training
  • Dangerous Dog Handling and Assessing with Steve Austin – Chews Australia
  • Boredom or Anxiety with Tamara Forth – Chews Australia
  • Nicole Wilde in Brisbane – Urban Dog Training
  • Tellington TTouch with Robyn Hood – Naturally Wild
  • Canine Nutrition with Kerri Bradley – Chews Australia
  • BAT v2.0 with Grisha Stewart – Four Paws K9 Training
  • Ian Dunbar’s K9 Games with Ian Dunbar – Manners n More Dog Training

Volunteer and Fundraising

  • Puppy Tales Rescue and Rehoming – ongoing volunteer work assisting foster carers and newly adopted dog owners with training and behaviour issues.