Mel Kerr - Puppy trainer
Cert IV Companion Animal Services (Dog Training & Behaviour) Delta Institute
I’m Mel, the Puppy Trainer at Dr Paws Kotara, and I’ve had over ten years’ experience helping owners and their dogs.
Understanding our dogs and helping owners to do the same is my biggest passion. I find that once owners have a better understanding of their dog, and their dogs behaviour, the relationship between dog and owner strengthens, and almost everything else falls into place. This job is a privilege and I consider it an honour that people allow me into their lives and trust me to help guide them through this journey with their dog.
I’m lucky to share my life with two dogs, a lorikeet and four chickens. Merve is a very serious eight-year old Kelpie x German Shepherd, his nickname is The Sheriff, as he’s the fun police and likes to make sure everyone is behaving themselves. Merve spends his days patrolling the yard, taking long walks and ensuring everyone is safe. Grace is our five-year old crazy little Whippet x Boxer, her nicknames are Gracey, Tiger, Devil Dog and Little Munchkin. She likes to keep us on our toes and entertained daily. Grace likes to spend her days lazing on the most comfortable thing she can find and taking likes long walks. Phoenix is our seventeen-year old Lorikeet, who likes flying through the house, native flowers, kisses from her humans and taking nice warm showers. The Girls are our four chickens, who spend their days scratching around the yard and laying us the most delicious eggs.
In my spare time I hang out with my dogs. If I can’t do that I’ll hang out with other people’s dogs!