Growing up, Paula was infatuated with the animal kingdom, growing up with heroes like Steve Irwin and David Attenborough. She was obsessed with the Reptile world and while still in school, started volunteering in a reptile zoo. Here her passion and knowledge for reptiles and exotic animals grew and she even completed a venomous snake handling course with India’s world famous snake expert, Gerry Martin.
She started working in pet retail in 2013 after dropping out of University. Here she focused on working with the in-store exotic animals and almost by accident, began to gain interest in dog care and nutrition. It was here she discovered that she wanted to progress her career in the dog world. Over the next four years, Paula dabbled in dog daycare work, dog grooming, pet retail, dog training, dog walking and pet-sitting.
With experience came more thirst for knowledge. She started attending courses with the IMDT in training and behaviour, and to date she has attended courses in dog training and behaviour including puppy and scent training, resource guarding, separation anxiety amongst many, many others. She has also competed a course with the IKC in canine anatomy and construction. Paula claims that herself, Denise and Fraser were brought together by “Fate, hardwork and a passion to deliver world class dog care”.
“When the three of us came together, we became a dream team. Our joined obsession and commitment to our own dogs, is what drives us to run such a passionate and honest facility, where owners will never be in doubt that dog welfare is our absolute number one priority”.