Our Team

Jennifer Wilcox

Jennifer Wilcox has been professional dog trainer since 1999. Jennifer owns and manages Paw Behaviour® Dog Training, presents at conferences, delivers training and advice to industry professionals, teaches at educational facilities and has extensive experience training dogs for obedience, therapy work and film & TV.

Jennifer is a teacher who is passionate about helping people understand their dogs and helping them live happily together.

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  • Accredited Delta Canine Good Citizen Instructor and Assessor, Certificate IV in Dog Behavioural Training, NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (October 2000)
  • Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE 40110 (December 2014)
  • Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training (July 2004)
  • Accredited Administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Accreditation & Membership

  • Pet Professional Guild Australia & USA - Professional Member
  • Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association (Founding Committee Member)
  • Accredited Delta Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Instructor
  • Accredited Delta Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Assessor
  • Fear Free Certified Professional Animal Trainer
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) USA
  • Professional Member & Certified Dog Trainer - Association of Animal Behavior Professionals USA (July 2008)
  • Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping Assoc. Member
  • Australian Psychologists Press MBTI Professionals Group

Professional Development

Jennifer continually updates her knowledge and skills by participating in local and international professional development seminars. This ensures you receive the most current and professional training and advice.

  • Robert (Bob) E Bailey - Adelaide Zoo SA - 21 & 22 April 2017
  • APDT Aust Conference - Seaworld Qld 28 October - 1 November 2015 - Chirag Patel, Nando Brown, Veronica Boutelle, Malena De Martini
  • Giant Panda Research Panda, Chengdu China Educational Visit September 2015
  • “Five Go To Sea” Animal Behaviour Seminar USA 19 to 26 April 2014 - Ken Ramirez, Kay Laurence, Alexandra Kurland, Jesus Rosales-Ruez
  • Roger Abrantes 4 Day Guinea Pig Workshop Adelaide 17 to 20 October 2013
  • Dr Susan Friedman Aust Vet Assoc AVBIG Seminar Sydney 30 Aug to 1 Sept 2013
  • K9 Nosework Seminar Melbourne 17 Aug 2013
  • Dangerous Dogs APDTA Seminar Melb 20 July 2013 Dr Kersti Seksel & Dr Terry Theakstone
  • Grisha Stewart BAT Workshop- Cairns Qld 3 & 4 November 2012
  • Delta Professional Dog Trainers Assoc Seminar – Sydney 25 & 26 August 2012
  • Emily Larlham Seminar Coolangatta 18 & 19 Aug 2012
  • Terry Ryan Chicken Training Workshop Brisbane 27 & 28 28 June 2012
  • Australian Bush Flower Essences Practitioner Workshop Level 2 – July 2011
  • Kinesiology & Australian Bush Flower Essences with Ian White – May 2011
  • Australian Bush Flower Essences Practitioner Workshop Level 1 – October 2010
  • Bach Flower Remedies for Animals – 18 & 19 Sept 2010
  • Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association Seminar 6 & 7 March 2010
  • AVBIG Seminar by Steven Lindsay - Werribee, Sunday 14th March 2010
  • “Minding Animals” 1st International Academic & Community Conference on Animals & Society, Newcastle NSW 13 to 18 July 2009
  • Aust Veterinary Association Seminar - Dispelling the "Dominance" Myth & Achieving Control of Dog Behaviour - 22 March 2009
  • November 2008 APDT Conference (3 Days) Sydney - Roger Abrantes PhD, Jennifer Messer DVM, Pamela Dennison
  • September 2007 APDT Conference (3 days) Sydney - Nicole Wilde & Dr Ian Dunbar
  • July 2007 Delta Society Aust Two Day Current Best Practice Seminar - Dr Gaille Perry
  • June 2006 APDT Conference (3 days), Sydney – Terry Ryan USA
  • June 2003 APDT Conference (2 days), Sydney – Dr Patricia McConnell
  • May 2003 Tellington Touch Two Day Workshop (Melb) – Andy Robertson
  • March 2003 Suzanne Clothier – Two Day Workshop ( Melbourne)
  • August 2002 Animal Communication 1 – Australian College of Natural Animal Medicine
  • April 2002 APDT Camp Downunder Two Days – Nina Bondarenko
  • November 2001 Dr Ian Dunbar’s Three Day Instructor’s Course, Sydney
  • November 2001 One Day Fun & Games Workshop – Dr Ian Dunbar
  • May 2001 APDT Three Day Conference – Jean Donaldson & Donna Duford
  • June 2001 Dogs Behaving Badly – Two Day Seminar – Dr Kersti Seksel
  • August 2000 Delta Society Puppy Socialisation & Training Course – Dr Kersti Seksel

Teisha Mason
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Teisha Mason has been working with us since 2010 and gives our clients an enthusiastic and informed experience. Holding a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences with a double major in Zoology and Animal Science as well as a Diploma of Animal Technology, Teisha adds the element of science to her training.

Teisha is constantly looking to deliver the most recent innovations in animal training and does this by attending industry seminars, her most recent being the Training and Conditioning Workshop to Inspire Change (TACTIC) hosted by Taronga Zoo in 2014. Teisha is passionate about helping people engage and build understanding relationships with their dogs, particularly during the exciting time when a new puppy comes home.


  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences Latrobe University 2006-2008
    • Majors: Animal Studies and Zoology
    • Minor: Genetics
  • Diploma of Animal Technology – NMIT 2009-2013

Accreditation & Membership

  • Pet Professional Guild Australia - Member
  • Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia
  • Member AANZLAA (Australia and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association)

Nicole Townsend
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Nicole has a Certificate IV in Behavioural Dog Training and has been delivering positive training classes and private lessons since 2002. Nicole also works as a teacher's aide and despite what you hear on television likes nothing better than to work with children and animals. Nicole's own dogs include a 13 year old Parson Jack Russell Terrier, 11 year old Border Collie-cross-Staffie and a 5 year old Mastiff-cross-Staffie.


  • Certificate IV Behavioural Dog Training (Delta Society Australia)