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Pets Education Training Support (P.E.T.S) is a professional dog training business located in Swan Bay, nestled in the picturesque Northern Rivers of NSW. Specializing in assistance dog coaching, P.E.T.S caters to individuals diagnosed with disabilities who aim to train their own dogs to Public Access Test (PAT) standards. Serving the local areas of Woodburn, Evans Head, and Coraki, P.E.T.S extends its services to Ballina, Lismore, Casino, Lennox Head, and Yamba, offering personalized training and support using science-based, force-free methods.

At P.E.T.S, the focus is on fostering a positive relationship based on trust and understanding between the handler and dog, essential for creating a strong bond in an Assistance Dog team. The business provides flexible and customized training programs tailored to each specific team’s needs, guiding handlers through theory, task training, and ongoing support. Additionally, P.E.T.S offers private training for companion dog owners in the Northern Rivers region, assisting with basic manners, emotional support/therapy dog training, and puppy training to set owners and their canine companions up for success.

Founded in 2018 as “Paws on Board” and rebranded to P.E.T.S in 2020, the business is led by a dedicated professional with over 25 years of experience in veterinary nursing, animal behavior, and training. With a focus on enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities through canine companionship, P.E.T.S aims to empower owners to train their dogs for Assistance Dog work, providing ongoing support, guidance, and expertise throughout the training journey.