Sydney Meet The Team - Dog Trainers

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    tegen griffiths



    Tegan Griffiths

    Tegan has been an animal lover all her life and always knew she wanted to work with dogs. After finishing high school in 2012 she completed Animal Studies Certificate II. Tegan worked at a dog-grooming salon before commencing employment as a pet welfare attendant at Hanrob Pet Hotels. She worked as a welfare attendant for a year before completing Companion Animals Certificate IV at International Dog Academy to pursue her career as a professional trainer. Tegan currently owns a beagle (Bear) and Cattle X (Daisy).

    • Certificate II in Animal Studies
    • Certificate IV in Companion Animals
    • Prevent-a-bite course
    • Dog first aid




    • Identifying and assessing dog behaviour
    • Obedience Training
    • Canine Rehabilitation







    Osgan Chaparian

    Osgan joined Hanrob in 2015 as a dog trainer after spending the last 3 years being active in animal welfare. He has worked and volunteered at rescue shelters where he has fostered and trained dogs to improve their behaviour and give them a better chance for a successful adoption. He has volunteered overseas working with rescue projects for over 400 dogs. In addition to his work with dogs whilst overseas, Osgan has also assisted in training rescued elephants to become accustomed with humans, conducting routine medical checks on them and to administer.

    • Statement of Attainment in Dog Training
    • Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training


    • Identifying and assessing dog behaviour.
    • Obedience Training
    • Group class instructor
    • Developing individualised training; based on specific problem behaviour and/or behavioural problems.



    mel perry


     Senior Trainer

    Mel Perry

    Mel joined Hanrob in 2013 as Hanrob Heathcote’s Senior Trainer having previously worked for the NSW Police Dog Unit. Mel has been involved in the animal industry since 2006 and has a real passion for helping clients with their ‘difficult’ dogs. Companion and working dog trainer, veterinary nurse and mammalian zookeeper are just some of the roles she has enjoyed throughout the industry. Mel has a love for German Shepherds – Asira is her working line shepherd and her pride and joy.

    • Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
    • Certificate III Captive Animals
    • Certificate II Animal Studies
    • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment [TAE40110]
    • Canine and Feline First Aid (Pet Saver first aid for pets certified)
    • Prevent-a-Bite Course (Hanrob Accredited)
    • First Aid Certificate
    • Developing individualised training; based on specific problem behaviour and/or behavioural problems including phobias.
    • Developing and training complex and advanced skills for dogs; competition obedience, trick training, tracking, bite work, scent detection etc.
    • Breeding, nurturing and training puppies and dogs for the NSW Police Dog Unit.
    • Volunteer care and training for foster and newly adopted dogs through canine rescue organisations and council pounds.
    • Developing and presenting educational lectures, shows and ‘meet and greets’ to the public, for the dingoes at Symbio Wildlife Park.