Jigsaw Dog Training and Behaviour Consultancy is owned and managed by Margaret Keast. Her love of animals, and dogs in particular, began at an early age when Margaret grew up with a selection of cocker spaniels.
This love pushed her into seeking holiday and weekend work as a vet nurse, where she assisted with many different dogs with different ailments. It was at this time she began to notice how dogs exhibit personality, temperaments, and behavioural traits and she became fascinated with studying their individual behaviour.
This background was the driving force in her decision to train with the National Dog Trainers Federation, gaining her with Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training, with additional study through NDTF in Assistance Dog Training.
Margaret lives with her two koolies and her cat and competes in tracking, obedience, agility, nosework and just generally having fun with her dogs.
Her list of dog training techniques and experiences is extensive and includes:
- puppy training
- dog obedience and training
- behavioural modification and problem solving
- functional assessment
- clicker training for dogs
- rescue dogs
- puppy testing
- off leash training
- tracking training
- assistance dog training
- working with cats and dogs for TV and film work
- kennel work