The Clever Creatures ethos
At Clever Creatures we have a team of committed professional trainers that are there (if you need us!) for the life of your dog. Starting with fun, high quality puppy classes all the way through to training for older dogs. Our classes are small and personalised plus we even have even smaller semi private classes and workshops as well as seminars to help you problem solve should issues arise.
I’m Sarah McMullen, I developed Clever Creatures in 2006. Prior to establishing Clever Creatures, I studied at Murdoch University and worked as an animal behaviourist with H.A.B.I.T.S for approximately 10 years. I also ran puppy classes for 10 years and worked as a qualified veterinary nurse. I’m also a qualified zookeeper and worked at Perth Zoo for a number of years. Training dogs is easy compared to training primates and otters! In addition to running Clever Creatures, I also work as a lecturer in companion animal services. I recently obtained full membership of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and I’m also qualified as a cBATi (Certified Behaviour Adjustment Trainer instructor) One of the first, and few in Perth!
Our Team consists of Tandy, Mandy, Mellissa & Louise. Joanna & Vickie also help us out as well. Tandy has been with us for over 8 years now and is Delta trained though also recently participated in the IMDT training. Whilst Mandy also still works as a Vet Nurse she trains for us on Sundays and has been with us for a number of years now. Mellissa trains with us on weekends and is studying under Dr James O’Heare. Louise is new to the team and has recently obtained a well-deserved student membership with the IMDT (after rigorous assessments!)
We are located South of the River in Perth. Though we get people travelling hours just to come to us! Our main training area is based in Oakford on Thomas Road, near the corner of Nicholson road (1537 Thomas Road Oakford). We also train at Samson Park in Samson (near Kardinya).
With over a decade of experience in training pets and pet owners, we have refined the classes into a fantastic training experience and look forward to seeing you there!