Maureen speaking at PetsMagazine Breakfast & Breed Club (Golden Retrievers).
MAUREEN TAY, CPDT-KA
Maureen believes in the use of positive reinforcement and force free methodology. And that pet ownership should be based on respect and understanding.
Maureen’s learning journey on dog training and voluntary work with dogs began when she got her first sheltie, Taylor. She has since fostered, rehomed and trained numerous animals (cats and birds too) in her journey thus far.
She frequently works with local shelters and animal welfare organizations to train dogs and volunteers and share training methodology. In October 2014, Maureen was invited by Sarawak SPCA to be a guest speaker to present and conduct a workshop on dog behaviour for their WAGS Festival in Kuching, Malaysia. In November 2015, she was also invited by HomeTeamNS Singapore (Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force) to present at their Annual Pet Adoption Carnival.
Maureen is also the Co-Founder of Service Dogs Asia. Her passion for mental health and dog training led her to work with a team of mental health professionals to train and place Service Dogs with children diagnosed with autism.
Maureen is a licensed Family Paws Parent Education educator, a program that helps ease the transition from pet-parent to baby-parent with pet/s. Always looking to improve her skills, she is also a certified Canine First Responder aka Canine Medic.
Maureen is one of the Founding Members of The Pet Professional Guild Singapore, which was registered as an organization in 2015. She is also a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild in the United States (The Association for Force-Free Professionals) and The Association of Professional Dog Trainers. As of May 2016, Maureen is also a Pet Dog Ambassador Assessor and Instructor. Maureen passed the International Exam with the CCPDT in September 2016 and is now a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA).
Maureen is accredited by the AVA as a “Singapore Accredited Dog Trainer” to conduct basic obedience training for Scheduled dogs and dogs assessed to require training by AVA.
ACCREDITATIONS / EDUCATION:
Co-Founder of Service Dogs Asia
Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
Certified Animal-Assisted Therapy Handler / Facilitator
Pet Dog Ambassador Assessor and Instructor
Singapore AVA-Accredited Dog Trainer
Founding Member of The Pet Professional Guild Singapore
Family Paws Parent Educator
Certified Canine First Responder
Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers
International Contributor with BARKS from the Guild
Column Writer with ClubPets
Expert Panel with PetsMagazine
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Maureen speaking at the Sarawak SPCA WAGS Festival.
Maureen speaking to Minister of State, Mr Desmond Lee, at a SOSD event.
Maureen teaching volunteers on how to handle dogs at the SOSD shelter.