DipCAPT, CAPBT Affiliate, CertCAB
Puppy Socialization and clicker training for adolescent and adult dogs
Cell: 082 851 8448
Jessica studied Motion Picture Production at Tshwane University of Technology and graduated cum laude in 2007. She has since worked as a freelance video editor but volunteered at an animal shelter in her free time. It was here that she met Leigh Shenker, who subsequently helped her cats rebuild their friendship after a week of separation caused unforeseen aggression. Working through the behaviour modification programme, Jess realized that although she had always loved animals, she knew nothing about their behaviour!
She has since qualified as a ThinkingPets Confi-Puppy instructor and holds the OCN UK accredited Diploma through the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology and is a CAPBT SA Affiliate member. She hopes to use the knowledge gained in her studies to assist shelters improve the welfare of the animals in their care, specifically focusing on early development and problem prevention.
Although Jessica is particularly interested in implementing environmental enrichment for animals living in captivity, improving relationships by helping guardians to better understand and communicate with their pets is what she finds most rewarding.
Jessica currently runs Best Behaviour™ Puppy Socialization & Training in Midrand, while remaining well trained by her dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and busy baby boy.
Jessica lectures and tutors the Diploma Year 1 course for COAPE SA and various ThinkingPets course