Nada is a Certified Training Partner with the respected Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Training Program, a registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC), and a Supporting Member of the IAABC. Nada is skilled in using science based positive training and behaviour modification methods that make teaching fun and effective for you and your dog. Prior to founding On Kew Dog, Nada worked as a senior HR professional providing coaching to leaders and their teams for over 25 years.
Nada stays up to date on the latest scientific understanding of behaviour and training by attending continuing education seminars, workshops and conferences, as well as lots of reading!
More About Nada
Nada is fully insured as a dog training professional and has her Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ).
Nada volunteered with a Surrey based rescue for several years, where she supported the training and socialisation of numerous dogs with behaviour challenges. Many of these dogs are large breeds whose personalities shine through with the application of kind force-free training methods enriching their lives while awaiting adoption.
At home, Nada shares her life with Gavin (her partner), his teenage son, a fun-loving Mastiff x named Steffi, a very clever calico cat named Ginger, and an adventurous tabby cat named Jackson.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Living & Learning with Animals: The Fundamental Principles and Procedures of Teaching and Learning, Dr Susan Friedman – Behavior Works, 2022
L.E.G.S Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation Professional Course, Kim Brophey, 2022
Slow Thinking is Life Saving for Dogs, Laura Donaldson, 2021
Predation Substitute Training Practical Course: Case Studies with Simone Müller, GrishaStewart.com, 2021
Inter-Canine Communication Weekend Workshop, Shelter Playgroup Alliance, 2021
Aggression in Dogs – Master Course, Michael Shikashio CDBC, 2020
Dog Trainer Foundations, Karen Pryor Academy, 2019
Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ), Pet Rescue First Aid, 2019
Professional Conferences and Seminars:
Aggression in Dogs Conference, The Loose Leash Academy (2020, 2021)
ClickerExpo, Karen Pryor Academy (2021, 2022)
The Lemonade Conference, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Fenzi Sports Dog Academy (2020, 2021, 2022)
APBC Virtual Veterinary Conference (2021)
Cat Behaviour Conference: In the Company of Cats, Cats Protection (2021)
Courses and Webinars:
Problem behavior or a sign of something deeper, Suzanne Clothier – Relationship Centered Training, 2022
Deep Dive: The pain behavior assessment – Moose’s story, Behavior Vets, 2021
Constructional Affection: Building Constructional Solutions, Behavior Vets, 2021
Deep Dive: A neurobiological discussion of dog-directed aggression – Remy’s story, Behavior Vets, 2021
Control: The Other Primary Reinforcer with Dr. Susan Friedman, Karen Pryor Academy, 2021
How Genetics Relate to Behavior: Uncovering the History of Dogs, Elinor Karlsson, PhD and Kathryn Lord, PhD, IAABC Foundations, 2021
Mission Control with Jane Ardern, Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, 2020
Predation Substitute Training Webinar: New Ways to Manage Predatory Chasing with Simone Müller, GrishaStewart.com, 2020
Enriched Puppy Webinar, Suzanne Clothier, 2020
Adolescent behavior and development: What’s going on in those teenage brains and what can we do about it? with Chris Pachel, Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, 2020
The Dog Rescuers Guide, Canine Principles, 2020
Interactive Play Workshop with Craig Ogilvie, Enjoy Your Dog, 2019
Relabelling Reactivity with Kamal Fernandez, Enjoy Your Dog, 2019