About Delta Dogz
Daniela Pelgrim - Trainer, Owner
My dog journey started with Jessie, a small white fluffball bichon-schnauzer cross. She was trained the traditional way by choke collar and verbal praise. After she died, Giro, my Smooth Collie, taught me how wrong this approach was, and introduced me to the fascinating world of positive dog training. Kiara, my Whippet, reaped all the benefits, and can't wait for her training every day, all day!
I have successfully completed the Delta Society's Certificate IV in Dog Behaviour and Training (Companion Animal Services) course. I am also an approved MindDog trainer.
Over the years I have built strong working relationships with a number of vets and veterinary behaviourists, to be able to best help dogs with behavioural problems.
I have volunteered at the RSPCA, where I worked with the dogs who needed help with their training and behaviour to improve their chances of being adopted. It was immensely rewarding, but sometimes heart-breaking work.
Through DeltaDogz, I hope to be able to help as many dogs and their people as possible to find out about the fascinating and rewarding world of positive dog training.
About my dogs
Giro my Smooth Collie
A gorgeous boy, he has presented me with many challenges along the way. I am forever grateful to him for not accepting my "dominance" based training approach, and to his breeder for pointing me in the right direction. Because of my experiences with Giro, I became a professional dog trainer, leaving the corporate world behind.
Kiara my Whippet
This lovely girl is a joy to train and hang out with. We are very lucky to have her in our life. Her high-speed recall has made her the star of our local off-leash!
About Positive Dog Training
The world of dog training is changing. "Traditional" obedience training by compulsion, based on the assumption that a dog needs to be dominated to be made to do what we want, is being replaced by a more modern approach.
DeltaDogz - smart training
Melbourne SE Suburbs
Learn more about what DeltaDogz has to offer.
Jean Donaldson - The Culture Clash
Pat Miller - The Power of Positive Dog Training
Andrea Arden - Dog-Friendly Dog Training
Karen Pryor - Don't Shoot the Dog
Morgan Spector - Clicker Training for Obedience
David Weston - Dog Training: The Gentle Modern Method
Mary Ray - Superdog; Dog Tricks
Melissa Alexander - Click for Joy
.Serviced suburbs include Balwyn, Balwyn North, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Bulleen, Camberwell, Canterbury, Diamond Creek, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Eaglemont, Eltham, Forest Hill, Heathmont, Heidelberg, Greensborough, Ivanhoe, Kangaroo Ground, Kew, Kew East, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Montmorency, Nunawading, Panton Hill, Park Orchards, Research, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Smiths Gully, Surrey Hills, Templestowe, Vermont, Vermont South, Viewbank, Warrandyte, Warranwood,Yallambie.