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Dog Training

Newcastle Delta Trainer

At BRVC we are lucky to have Sharon Tonkin, a Delta qualified dog trainer who has provided dog training to the Newcastle region for many years. Sharon works closely with our vets for treatment of serious animal behavioural problems (such as anxiety related disorders) or individually for less serious problem behaviours (such as obedience, barking and digging). She can also provide individual adolescent dog training as well.

Sharon is available for house visits or is more than happy to give advice over the phone. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call and ask for Sharon. She is willing to discuss any cases to see if she can help, or will refer you to one of our vets if she thinks it would be more appropriate. 

Sharon is also one of our Puppy Preschool instructors.


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