Trainer: Kim Sinclair-Ivey, BSpSc


Animal Care & Management – TAFE Cert 3

My passion for dogs began when I arrived in Sydney in 1985 and bred Mini Schnauzers.  Prior to moving to Broome, I was teaching obedience training in Sydney at Leichhardt Dog Training Club and was Vice President and set put the business “Paws & Effect”. I earned a Sport Science Degree from UNSW and now teach the sport of agility with Paws & Effect Dog Training, Broome WA.

I have also studied at TAFE and have received my Certificate 3 in Animal Care and Management and currently work for Malcolm Douglas Wildlife Park training Dingos and am involved in the Bilby breeding program. I have a great interest in animal behaviour and have studied it at great lengths. I currently have a Labradoodle puppy and a Giant Schnauzer to add to my busy life.  I am a proud member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), ASSAB (Australasia Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour), AABP (Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals), Dogs NSW, Schnauzer Club of NSW and Canine Assoc. of WA and presenter for the Doggone Safe  Bite Prevention Program for Kids.


Trainer – Elaine Hallam


National Dog Trainers Association, Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training

25 years ago my husband and I brought home our first puppy—a German Shepherd. I discovered very early that patience, consistency and a love of our four legged friend’s results in our dog understanding our expectations. We are now up to dog number 4 and once again going through the challenges of training my latest German Shepherd. While living in Sydney I joined the Leichhardt Dog Training Club and later became a trainer and President of LDTC before relocating to Broome W.A.

I am currently a partner of Paws & Effect and a proud member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), ASSAB (Australasia Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour) and the German Shepherd Dog League of NSW and presenter for Doggone Safe Bite prevention program for Kids.