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Val Bonney

Trainer Profile

Val BonneyVal Bonney is considered one of the leading Dog Trainers in Australia and is highly regarded by the industry. People travel long distances to attend her training classes in Brisbane and her reputation as a Canine Behaviorist continues to grow as she solves more and more dog problems weekly. She is well respected by Veterinarians throughout Queensland for her caring attitude and for the assistance she gives without reservation to all who require it.

Val is an accredited lecturer, conducts courses for Instructors of many Obedience Clubs and gives talks to Rotary Clubs and other Community Service Providers. Val conducts Puppy Courses for Vets, Vet Nurses and others who want to start the ever popular Puppy Classes (8 to 16 week old puppies). Lecturing on the Understanding of the Dog has a very high rating on her priority list and was the catalyst for writing the book "Who's the Boss?". Val also provides Correspondence and In-House Behavioral Courses. This includes Courses for Council Officers on how to "Work Bite Free". A five Unit Correspondence Course on Understanding Human/Canine Interaction is available and is widely use throughout Australia and Overseas.

Val is experienced in all aspects of training both here and overseas. She is the only lay member of the West Virginian Police Canine Association, having covered Bomb Detection Work, Drug Detection, Agility, Protection Tracking, and Obedience under their direction in 1996. 1998 saw Val and two of her trainers attending lectures in Hawaii and Maui. Val delivered Lectures on 'The Australian Wild Dog - The Dingo' at this conference to over 90 trainers from around the world.

Val is a Senior Obedience Judge, an active member of several dog clubs and continues to trial her own dogs in competition. Val is founding member of the Dog Obedience Trainers Association (D.O.T.A) Queensland.  For more than 11 years Val has worked closely with The University of Queensland (St. Lucia campus) in their TESOL program for Japanese Students visiting Brisbane to further their education, . The biggest training School in Japan sees Val there every year (for the past 11 years), participating in Judging and Training.

Val and her trainer Chanelle, will be visiting Kyoto as well as MATSUYAMA and IMABARI and also Teipei and Hong Kong on this trip.

Key Factors to Support Val's Suitability to Conduct Seminars and Courses.

  • Val has a certificate from C.E.A. as a behaviorist (canine/human Interaction)
  • Over 30 years experience in dog training and education
  • A Senior Obedience Judge with A.N.K.C. (Australian National Kennel Council) (Novice, Open, U.D), Obedience.  Val is also a German Shepherd Dog Speciality Judge.
  • Life Member of D.O.T.A. (Dog Obedience Trainers Association) Queensland. Member of P.I.A.A. and member of Empire Who's Who (empowering Executives & Professionals)
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland for visiting Japanese Students studying animals
  • Accredited Assessor for Pine Rivers Shire Council
  • Author of the book 'Who's the Boss?' with many thousands of copies sold in Australia. Also promoted in Japan, and other countries. Released DVD: 'Basic Dog Obedience Training'.
  • Author of the new DVD "Puppy pet or pest?" - a great new DVD for puppy owners. Covers Birth, 1st 7 weeks of a puppies life and then puppy training. How to have a great companion. A necessity for puppy owners.
  • Provider of a new course for pregnant mums and dads on how to bring a baby home successfully - to a family where dog is already in residence, and continue to have peace, safety, and Joy maintained in the home is conducted every 3rd Monday evening. One of the most important sessions you will ever attend as a parent. You cannot afford to miss it. Val is not the only person around offering this course, but definately the BEST. 30 years experience has to count for something.

Phone Val on (07) 3300 2959  (international: +61 7 3300 2959) or 0417 631 246.