Michele and Clinton have owned and loved dogs their entire lives. Cocker Spaniel, German Shepherds, Irish
Setters, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, the best-ever mutt Ernie, and currently, 2 beloved Belgian Shepherds.
Following a successful television career as a senior Director, Michele now dedicates her life to her passion of
training dogs and handlers to gain the best possible relationship based on trust, integrity and transparency.
With over 10 years experience instructing at Obedience Clubs, she also trains and competes with her own dogs
to high sporting achievements in Obedience and Rally-Obedience.
Michele has been employed part time by FOWAS at Moss Vale's Wingecarribee Animal Shelter for the past 3 years,
training all varieties of dogs and puppies in basic manners, obedience and behaviour modification. The aim: to provide
confidence and allow them to think and make decisions for themselves in a force free environment. There's nothing more
fulfilling than watching a dog gain confidence, learning a new trick, or playing with a toy for the very first time. This vastly
improves their chance for re-home and a much-deserved new beginning. She's also personally involved in canine rescue
and consults privately as a Behavioural Assessor and holds a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Studies and Behaviour.
Kellie is the yin to Michele's yang with a good head for business and excellent training credentials which
include: BA in Exercise and Sport Science and Business Management and a Diploma in Animal Studies and
For the past 10 years Kellie has and continues to be involved with Hills Dog Club Inc giving of her time instructing
week in, week out while also being the Vice President and Publicity Officer for the Club over the last 5 years before
moving down to The Southern Highlands. Kellie also has experience in Noseworks and Puppy School Instructing and has
previously also worked in pet supply retail stores throughout Sydney.
The last few years have seen Kellie continue to exhibit and educate all things Kong when it comes to enriching the
lives of our beloved four legged family members. Her drive and commitment shows no boundaries when it comes
to her volunteer work for Rescue Resource NSW (providing support to Rescues and Shelters around NSW) collecting
and distributing much needed items, and the Young Diggers Dog Squad Program (assessing and training dogs for
returned Soldiers with PTSD).
They both regularly attend seminars and workshops by local and overseas speakers to keep up to date with current
philosophies. Conferences include Denise Fenzi, Fred Helfer, Ken Ramirez, Kathy Sdao, Sue Hogben,
Dr Ian Dunbar, Steve and Vicki Austin, Suzanne Clothier, Terry Ryan, Peta Clarke, Betty Fisher, John Rogerson, Prof. Paul
McGreevey, and many more.
With their passion for positively educating, engaging and empowering handlers and dogs, their dedication has no
boundaries. Michele and Kellie's devotion to dog's truly shines through especially in their rescue work.
We believe in new beginnings and providing a fresh start - warts and all!
We love watching them bloom in a happy training environment. Dogs and pups in new their homes, having fun
learning through Puppy School and Good Manners classes with their handlers, gaining confidence through games
and scent work, providing education on life skills, dietary information and cognitive care.
As of the June 2017, Michele Martin was voted in as Secretary and Kellie Neville as Vice President
of FOWAS the (Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter), Moss Vale.
Clinton - an absolute dog nutter - is committed to Totally Pawsable's dog walking and enrichment services.
He can also provide transportation with care and responsibility of your animals for vet trips, local runs, or even
Sydney airport (with notice). Clinton has previously been employed at the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter.
APDTA Members (Aust. Pet Dog Trainers Assn)
Dogs NSW Members
Members of FOWAS (Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter)
Members of Southern Highlands Dog Training Club
Members of Hills Dog Club Inc.
Member of Metro Mid-Week Dog Training Club (Michele)
Member of The Border Collie Club of NSW (Kellie)
Member of NSW Southern District Country Border Collie Club (Kellie)
Member of The Golden Retriever Club of NSW Inc. (Kellie)
Member of NSW Samoyed Club Inc. (Kellie)
Only reward-based training is used; Both Classical and Operant Conditioning.
Totally Pawsable Dog Training is fully insured with Marsh Advantage Insurance.
"Michele is a gentle and amazingly effective dog trainer. She gets lasting results - You'll learn and practice more than your hound/s!
Fun and trouble-free teamwork."
Dr Lyndy Scott
BSc BVMS MBA MANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) FAICD Cert IV TAE
Veterinarian and owner
of a delightful dog
"Michele has given me an understanding of dog behaviour and training that I never imagined possible.
I look forward to working with Michele in the future to achieve better outcomes for both my own and the shelter dogs."
"We took part in the puppy classes with outstanding results!!! Kellie and Michele were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, approachable and professional. Our Dobermann Puppy excelled under their guidance and we as owners learnt so much.
We will definitely be return clients and highly recommend Totally Pawsable and the team !!!!"
Anna, Johnny and Luther Lamarra
"My Cocker Spaniel, Chester, loves Highland Nose Drive - Nosework. It has also helped with his focus and has made him calmer.
Thanks Kellie, Michele and Clinton"
Sally and Chester
"Kellie truly has a knack for this.
The first trainer I have come across that has taken the time to understand both of us and our situation.
She has helped Bella become the dog she is today and I, the educated handler I am today."
Dan and Bella
" Kellie thank-you so very very much for going over and beyond looking after all our fur babies.
If it wasn't for you we wouldn't be able to go on our family vacation care-free knowing our babies are being well taken care of.
Thanks a bunch."
Bree and Family
"I had Michele visit my home and my four rescue beagles. I needed assistance with my latest rescue 5 year old beagle Grace who had never had any obedience training previously. I was so impressed with Michele's expertise in positive training methods, she made the training time with us both effective and fun to reinforce a positive relationship between Gracie and I.
After meeting my four beagles Michele was also available to house sit for me as well. This is the first time I have ever come home to such four chilled out dogs, she really is the 'doggie expert' and I would highly recommend her for training and house sitting."
"Michele has been working with myself and our huge bundle of mischief Wynston the Maremma Puppy for the last 6 weeks and we have both come a long way. Couldn't be happier with the help we have been given.
Wynston and I are always happy to see Michele, him for the treats and myself for her great company! Highly recommend Totally Pawsable."
Becky and Wynstan
"You guys have done such a wonderful job teaching Marty and me how to work with Layla and teach her things she needs to know.
Ready for a long happy life together!"
Elle, Marty and Layla
"I can personally recommend Kellie, she has worked wonders with my dog!!! Feel free to contact me for a verbal reference, more than happy to sing the praises of this wonderful woman."
Michele and Ruby
"Really enjoyed our Puppy School experience with our Miss Scarlet. Thanks Kellie & Michele for your expert training tips. Look forward to more training with our strong headed pup"
"Michele and Kellie were great teachers.
Our naughty pupperino Hank, who missed out on puppy school, now has the skills and a certificate to prove he has good manners. Thank you!"
Michelle, Tim and Hank
Totally Pawsable Dog Training are honoured to be involved in The Southern Highlands
Dog and Cat wider Community.
The ‘Friends’ have been involved with the Shelter for the last 13 years, raising funds for abandoned and surrendered dogs and cats. Our aims are to continue to assist with strategies for the successful re-homing of animals at the Shelter. The average number of animals re-homed each year is 355.
We support and assist the Shelter management to continue to maintain a minimal euthanasia policy.
Our 150 registered Members who collect, deliver, pick-up donations and regularly walk dogs and cuddle cats – and through the generosity of the local community we continue to care and provide the best we can for abandoned and stray animals.
Every dollar raised through raffles, fund-raising projects and monthly collections from over 140 FOWAS donation tins from local retailers supports your local Shelter. Through the generosity of the local community adult dog and cat food is donated at supermarkets and collected by volunteers.
We purchase special food for animals with dietary needs, pay for elective surgery, buy paddle pools and shade cloths, beds, pet requirements and many ‘extras’ to improve the quality of life for the animals – which ultimately assists in their re-homing.
To find out more and get involved please don't hesitate to contact us.
Totally Pawsable Dog Training has joined forces with Rescue Resource to assist NSW especially southern districts and regional areas with collecting and distributing much needed items. Rescue Resource is a part of Four R Rescue Australia Limited
(ABN 72 600 810 213), a registered charity. They collect pet-related items and things that can be used by animal rescue organisations and shelters, and then give them away to these organisations, at no charge.
If it's pet related - we can put it into a rescue organisation - similarly, if it can be used by a rescue - we can find it a new home, or put it to a good use. We are always on the look out for items needed by rescue
groups and shelters.
From the obvious to the obscure!
If you are not sure about an item just ask.
Contact Kellie and Michele to find out how you can help.