About

Jacqui Zakar

Jacqui is the owner and head trainer at Dog Sense.

She is based in Perth, Western Australia where she lives with her family and three dogs - German Shepherd Asha, Belgian Malinois Halo, and Chihuahua Atlas.

Jacqui is professionally accredited in Canine Behaviour and Training through the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) and holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology.

She is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and is Vice President of Professional Dog Trainers Australia. 

Jacqui specializes in behaviour modification and also has special interests in training methods research as well as child/dog safety education.

Jacqui:
"I decided to become a dog trainer after struggling with my own dog Zoly (pictured below). There was a time when I was afraid to walk him because he went after other dogs, he wouldn't listen to me and I didn't trust him. 

After becoming a trainer I learned how to rehabilitate his reactivity and develop a relationship with him that I cherished. He was reliable off-lead even with other dogs around and we were closer than we've ever been. I want to help dog owners obtain that too."