About Us - Lydia & Yuki
Little did I know when I adopted Yuki at 13 weeks of age that my precious ball of white fluff would become the dog to change my life and set me on a path towards a whole new career from corporate finance to dog training.
At 6 months of age my sweet, timid pup suddenly become a fearful, lunging, reactive adolescent with a rich deep bark and a jaw full of gleaming white teeth. Like many people who find themselves with a reactive dog, I was distressed and overwhelmed every time she lunged and barked at someone. Strangers gave well meaning advice, from administering bush flower remedies to alpha rolling her. I turned to Google for help and became a TV celebrity dog trainer addict. Entertained but none the wiser, Yuki's behaviour got worse. I had a lot of conflicting information at best but no true means of helping Yuki.
I was committed to Yuki and to helping her overcome her anxiety and researched dog training courses. After weighing up the available options, I decided on the National Dog Trainers Federation Certificate III in Dog Training and Behaviour. Since completing the qualification I've discovered a real passion for training dogs and from that passion Ciao Puppy was born.
I'm happy to say that Yuki is now a very sociable, confident, cheeky dog. Together we delight in helping people and dogs build a fun and loving relationship based on clear leadership, trust and effective communication.
Ciao Puppy is a registered business
ABN 79 956 339 651
PO Box Q783
Queen Victoria Building
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