What You Need to Know to Raise a Confident Dog One of the most common things we hear about when we get a new puppy is the importance of “Puppy Socialisation”. During a puppy’s first 3-4 months of age, socialisation and confidence building is the most important training that we should be doing. We can … Read more

Nature and Nurture in Dog Behavior: Why it’s Important to Understand the Underlying Factors Behind Your Pet’s Personality “It’s all in how your raise them” This is probably one of the most deadly sentences in the dog industry.  It’s not all in how you raise them. Saying this just makes it easy for people to … Read more

State of Mind Matters Walking should be a calmness activity for the dog, but unfortunately for many dogs, going for a walk creates overarousal. Depending on the dog, this over-arousal may be in the form pulling, lunging, whining and/or barking, as a result of over-excitement, frustration, lack of impulse control, hypervigilance, anxiety or fear. These … Read more

Eleanor (Ellie) Todd

The Obedience Specialist

Eleanor has been a dog lover and owner for as long as she can remember. Her career in dog training started out with some light volunteer work for Katrina a couple of years ago and she hasn’t looked back since. Having completed her Certificate III in Dog Training & Behaviour in 2018 through National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia, Eleanor has been a part of the Think Canine team since 2019. Her focus is primarily in areas of dog training are obedience, and trick training. She loves working with dogs and teaching them skills (that are both useful for the owners and fun for the dogs as well). She is also a doggy mum to an 8 year old Border Collie-Kelpie named Frodo.

Katrina Diem

Your Local Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant

As an Accredited Dog Trainer through the National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia, Katrina brings extensive knowledge of canine learning theory and conducts her training sessions based on scientifically proven methods. The team regularly attend workshops that feature renowned trainers and behaviourists from around Australia and the world – to help keep up to date on the latest training techniques and behaviour modification programs.
Katrina is also a qualified Veterinary Nurse with over 18 years experience in Brisbane and Toowoomba, with a focus on general practice and emergency nursing.