About Jenny Harlow
I am based in Marrickville, inner west Sydney.
Jenny understands the unique training challenges faced by today’s dog owners, and she has the education, tools and experience to provide them with real solutions.
She is a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy, holds a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services and is an accredited Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Trainer through the Delta Institute. In 2014, she learned about the devastating condition of separation anxiety in dogs and began researching the methods developed to treat this difficult issue. Today, she is proud to be the first Australian trainer to become a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT), having completed study with international Separation Anxiety Training expert, Malena DeMartini. She is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia, Pet Professionals Guild and Dogs NSW. Whether a dog needs a little basic obedience training or has a more challenging behaviour issue, Jenny has the expertise to create a positive, lasting change.
Jenny first became interested in dog training when her Golden Retriever, Bonnie, turned into a doggie teenager. Suddenly, Bonnie was jumping on people, pulling on the lead, nipping her ankles and indulging in more than the occasional “gardening expedition. ”Jenny knew she needed help but wasn’t sure where to turn or who to trust. She began doing her own research and quickly learned that science-based, positive reinforcement training – both fun and highly effective for dogs and humans – was the answer! It wasn’t long before she began thinking of becoming a professional dog trainer so that she could help others with this knowledge.
Prior to making this transition, Jenny worked as an executive producer for a company responsible for touring major Broadway show in Australia and Asia. The job required clear communication, plenty of people skills, and constant attention to detail. Today, she uses these same skills – in addition to her experience and education as a dog trainer – to help her clients create happier, less stressful lives with their animal companions. For Jenny, working with dogs and their humans is “more rewarding than anything else I’ve ever done.” With compassion, patience and humour, she shows devoted dog owners how to cut through the clutter of Internet and dog park advice, communicate more clearly with their dogs, and get real results that last a lifetime.