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McKaynine has multiple instructors and assistants in order to supply the demand for our classes. We have very strict criteria for our instructors and operate an on-going quality control system to ensure that our high standards are maintained. Our main goal is to give the handlers the tools to train their dog to be a reliable and calm companion. To this end we encourage handlers to build trust with their dog and to make paying attention a rewarding hobby for the dog. We treat our handlers with respect and compassion. When a handler makes a mistake it is handled with empathy and understanding - if handlers knew everything then they wouldn't have to attend classes!  Our atmosphere is friendly and fun for people and dogs.    We welcome all breeds of dogs, including cross breeds and "pavement specials". Some of the breeds we have had at our centre in the past have ranged from Chihuahuas to Saint Bernards and  Griffon Bruxellois to Neopolitan Mastiffs. We have a diverse variety of breeds attending our classes. We are very proud of this achievement as it illustrates that our techniques are suitable for any kind of dog, whether it's an 80kg Boerboel or a 2kg Yorkshire Terrier. Dogs and handlers are encouraged to advance at their own pace - we will NOT expect Border Collie type speed from a bulldog. We do our utmost to ensure that your training sessions are stimulating, interesting and enjoyable and we never push dogs or handlers past their limits. We boast a crew with impressive credentials all round. Plus they’re just plain swell folks!
About Us
Shannon McKay - Chief Instructor (Honeydew) & Branch Manager (Honeydew) Instructs Puppy Group and all Agility Grades MSc (Zoology) from the University of the Witwatersrand BSc Honours (Zoology) with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand Senior Animal Behaviour Consultant™© : Canine 1998 -  Animal Behaviour Consultants of Southern Africa™© Full member of the  Association of Pet Dog Trainers (USA) Licensed Animal Wrangler (Roodepoort Magistrate #2/2008) Gold Super Pup trainer (SP# G0903/4) Contributor for  All About Dogs,  Showdogs,  Dog Star Daily Trainer of the first scat dog in South Africa Guest speaker on radio shows, seminars and specialist breed club function Cert. Companion Animal Behaviour - University of Pretoria, Veterinary Faculty Founder of the Canine Culture & Learn Canine Education Initiatives Member - Kennel Union of South Africa Trainer of animals for television and print commercials and expert evidence in court cases Owner and handler of record setting Great Danes in SA agility Shannon owns and works Great Danes, a Labrador, a Min Pin and a German Shepherd in obedience, agility, manwork and detection Steve McClean - Senior Instructor (Honeydew) Instructs all Obedience Grades, Working Trials, Tracking & Manwork Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Formerly the training director of the Meridian Rottweiler League Gold Super Pup trainer (SP# G0903/3) One of the few qualified working trials assistants in South Africa Official assailant at KUSA National Working Trials for the five years Member - Kennel Union of South Africa Steve owns and works Shiba Inus  Belinda Thomas - Senior Instructor (Honeydew), Branch Manager (Midstream) & Office Manager Instructs all Obedience Grades Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Canine Culture© Canine Behaviour merit certificate Gold Super Pup trainer (SP# G0904/8) Belinda owns and works Labradors and Beagles Yolanda Beukes - Instructor (Honeydew) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Yolanda owns and works Great Danes Ruth Bots - Instructor (Honeydew & Delta) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate C04 DOGWISE: Introduction to Canine Behaviour and Training Certificate (SAVC CPD Accredited) Dip. CABT   with distinction (Advanced Diploma in the Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training Associate Member CAPBT SA (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers, South Africa) Silver Super Pup trainer Ruth owns and works a Labrador Mimi Neumann - Instructor (Honeydew) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Mimi owns and works Flatcoated Retrievers Leon Koekemoer - Instructor (Honeydew) Instructs all Obedience Grades Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Leon owns and works a Golden Retriever Maria Branco - Instructor (Honeydew) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Maria owns and works Labradors Clive Whittall - Instructor (Honeydew) Instructs all Agility Grades Silver Super Pup trainer Clive owns and works Border Collies and a Malinois Tino Thomas - Instructor (Midstream) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Tino owns and works Labradors Landie Coertse - Instructor (Midstream) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Bronze Super Pup trainer Landie owns and works a German Shepherd Ady Hawkins - Instructor & Branch Manager (Delta) Instructs Puppy Group Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Gold Super Pup trainer Ady owns and works terriers and crossbreeds Sam Walpole - Instructor (Delta & Honeydew) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Sam owns and works a Whippet and Italian greyhound Janine da Silva - Instructor & Branch Manager (The Reeds) Instructs Puppy Group & Beginner Obedience Dogwise Canine Behaviour Psychology (Thinking Pets) Animal Behaviour, Confi Pup - Adult Dog, Beginner Agility Advanced Diploma - Fundamentals of Canine & Feline Behaviour (COAPE SA) Gold Super Pup trainer Janine works a Bouvier Lindie Geldenbloem - Instructor (Midstream) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Lindie works a Golden retriever in obedience Dene Louw - Instructor (Honeydew) Instructs Beginner Obedience & Puppy Group Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer Dene works Border Collies in obedience and agility Chiara D’Edigio Kotze - Instructor (Midstream & Honeydew) Instructs Beginner & Intermediate Obedience Canine Culture© Obedience Instructor merit certificate Silver Super Pup trainer And not forgetting our awesome assistants - Xandy, Helga, Alicia, Rina, Nadia & Vanessa as well as our staff who keep our grounds in such great condition - Jakes, Christina & Lewis
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