Animal Behaviour Counsellor & Animal Interpreter

Book is being edited today

December 31st, 2018

Hi thankyou do my special friend Vicki for helping with the editing of our book. We all need great people in our lives and I am so proud of the work she has done with her black German shepherd x Labrador. Hence she can relate to the book so well. Yippee

Horse Help and Tissue Massage

December 27th, 2018

Riding horses is something I love but doing the ground work beforehand is individual to each horse. May, my thoroughbred takes longer with groundwork to seek permission to ride her and especially if she is in season.

Cashy takes only a few minutes being a Palomino x quarter horse who loves to work but he can be cheeky but always lots of fun.

I listen to them as its never wrong from their perspective.

WE always consider their bodies and help with the tissue massage if need be.

Helping Pets with troubles without treats or harsh methods

December 27th, 2018

We are so proud to share that we have helped 5 dogs become happier in their homes over November month. Their owners were at their wits ends trying to live with troubled behaviours and within our couple hour time slot with them, they had them walking on leads and sitting calmly beside them getting ready for cafe visits and beach runs. We do love our work, don’t we Shadow xx

Animism Pet Therapy

December 27th, 2018

Its been an amazing and challenging few years since we last blogged, but there is so much to share. Just this year we recommenced our Pet Therapy in schools with huge success and have now 6 dogs and pups helping out. The children train the dogs and it builds their confidence and self esteem. it is not always easy, but then life never is and so they have challenges and learn to overcome them.

We would like to thank Rover, Cara, Shadow, Zenzi, Daisy, Lucy, blind Toby, Rosie the cocker Spaniel pup,

Special Equine Friends and training days

March 20th, 2016

A day out yesterday with Pet Angel dog friends — Best Friends Rescue and many others. Today off to see a special pooch who needs a little help.

Its been a fabulous week and Shadow, Doorie, Yoda all came out to walk with us as I gave May a little ride yesterday morning. It looked a sight with two dogs and a cat following the horse.

Pet bull — quite the experience.

Playing with horses is so much fun and bulls are a new experience — we had cows growing up but the bulls were off limits.

Queensland branch of Animism

March 2nd, 2016

What a year it’s been. Moving to Queensland to further our horse and canine educational programs.

Pet Therapy at its best. I have been fortunate to meet so many amazing people who care about their environment and their pets. Queensland has challenged us with the humidity and increased our determination to help so many. The people here are so aware of how fortunate they are to live in such a beautiful environment and it has been wonderful to see so many trainers who don’t use treat based conditioning. All around me I see horse owners who have a strong passion and we have been privileged to spend time with Buck Brannaman, Pat and Linda Parelli, Ian Leighton, Clinton Anderson and play with so many horses in and around Beaudesert and the Gold Coast.

Playing with horses — it is magical and you have to be in a centred frame of mind.

September 6th, 2013

I have had the pleasure of doing clinics with Buck Brannaman in New Zealand and riding on Susan River Ranch on a couple of occasions.  Being around people like Sylvia Zerbini, Guy McLean and family, Lou Francis and learning from many natural people including Michael Laffan strengthens my resolve to share with others what I have known and learnt — you dont need to be aggressive with animals, especially horses. They will reflect us and so we are the ones with so much to learn.

A wonderful man who will definitely leave the world a better place for horses and humans. Thankyou for the weekend Monty, it was inspiring.

Weekend news for March

March 17th, 2013

Early start for me this morning, walking a beautiful dalmationxretriever then off to Whiteman Park for our 8am session with German Shepherd in tow, helping bring balance and calm to the little fluffy Schitzu, terrier x and kelpie x border collie.  They all loved the balance of rest, play and socialising — humans and furry friends.

A quick session with my 12 year old thoroughbred who is hand fed by many visitors each day, making her a little spoilt and cheeky and then off to Taylors for a delightful night of social fundraising — Jilli, my kelpie was a huge delight to the children and adults who loved to give pats to friendly dogs.  A great ambassador for our business.  Thankyou special dog.


Walked Carrie and heard that the other doberman is doing
well socially.  Go Gnarla.

Walked with old couple and their snappy dog who likes Carrie
but not a lot of other dogs, she looks a bit happier, they still worry.

Horse function with Paula and met her new dog Trixie the
jack russelxdalmation.

Took Carrie and George to see Toby and he is so much happier
and has not even looked at anyone in a bad way – they are doing a great job
with him.   They all look happier, so
pleased for them.

And so happy that the dingo pup has been found and reunited
with her family after 8 weeks.

Group Sessions at Whiteman Park

December 16th, 2011

We are so excited as we will be starting our Group Sessions in Whiteman Park on the 7th January 2012 Saturday 9am and Tuesday 4.30 — Bookings are essential as we are keeping a minimum number so you can have specialised assistance if required.  It will be organised socialising and fun.

Please contact me for details and a booking on 0408 949 683 or email

We have been holding social cuppa’s and breakfast sessions at the Swan Valley Cafe just to assist people with socialising their pooches and it has been very successful and informative — if you would like to come along, please contact us.  It can change how you perceive your dog.

We have some very fun games to assist with socialising your dog and enjoy assisting their owners to manage unwanted behaviours.

2012 is going to be a big year for Animism and we would love you to be a part of it with us.  Lets get our pets back out there socialising.

See you soon

What we’ve been up to

October 22nd, 2011

Successful training Programme in Northam with indigenous group of very special people who love their family and animals. 

Segments with 92.9fm with a rottweiller and cat.

Segment on the garden show with Matthew and Rae covering animals behaviour.

Presentation for Whiteman Park Dog Day Out a huge success with Cody doing some very special tricks with Sue his owner and helping with the audiences dogs.

WA Dingo association and their Dingos attending our Jane Brook Dogs Breakfast — a very special treat.

Kanyana Wildlife special guests and fundraising night being attended.