About The Team
Martina Miradoli, Head of Training School
Martina Miradoli joined the Dogs Country Club in 2015 as our Chief Training Instructor. Martina has a passion for working with dogs and their owners, and using the skills and knowledge she has gained through over 9 years of training, studying canine behavior and competing with her own 3 dogs at both Obedience and Agility, to coordinate training sessions and support our customers in many different ways.
Martina has been trained by international professionals from a variety of backgrounds, such as: Irene Unkauf; Nicola Giraudi; John Ekloff, just to name a few. She has also completed a multitude of online courses and academies, which includes:
Martina Miradoli is a member at CSEN ‘National Educational Sport Center’and fully qualified Dog Trainer for CSEN, an accredited Instructor by Alexa Capra “Gentle Team” behavior specialist, LLAAI Level 4 Instructor (Lauren Langman Accredited Agility Instructor Course) and Competitive Obedience trainer. Qualified dog trainer by M&M Dog Trainer in Italy under the CSEN CONI.
Martina specializes on workshops, training camps, puppy classes, obedience for pets, competitive obedience, competitive agility; she works with reactive dogs at all levels, and can also provide outstanding 1-2-1 training with you and your dog.
At Dogs Country Club Martina is teaching:
Dee Waddup, Manager /Dog Training Instructor
Dee has been working with dogs in various capacities for nearly five years but first came to Dogs Country Club in 2017. While her main role is still Day Care Manager in 2018 she successfully completed the Wagga-Wuffins NOCN Endorsed Training Programme 'The Practical Application of Teaching People and Training Dogs' with Distinction, gaining ADTI (Approved Dog Training Instructor) accreditation.
Dee loves all dogs of all sizes and has the privilege of being able to meet and care for the many different breeds that attend daycare every day. Her passion is to build relationships between owners and their dogs through science-based positive training that’s fun! Dee provides class courses in puppy training, lead walking, recall and scent work.
Dee has two dogs of her own, Buzz the Husky cross Malamute and Ursa the German Shepherd. Both dogs passed their Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze award at the start of the year and will be looking to continue onto silver soon. But for now, they are concentrating on Scent Detection work and have recently started Mantrailing for fun.
Since completing her DTI course Dee has also completed the following courses:
Holly Peet, Training Coordinator
Holly Peet joined Dogs Country Club in 2016 as a Dog Training Assistant to Martina Miradoli, our Chief Training Instructor. Through this, she was able to gain hands-on experience in Puppy Socialisation, Kennel Club Good Citizen, Reactive Dogs, Agility, Recall, Loose Lead Walking & Tricks Training, whilst working closely with dogs from all backgrounds on both a 1-2-1 basis and in large groups.
Since then, Holly has progressed to the Role of Training Coordinator. She works managing our trainers’ schedules and courses, as well as communicating with customers to help you choose the best course for you and your dog to ensure that you continue to make progress whilst training with us. She is able to provide free assistance in planning your training path with us, as well as providing socialisation assessments to check if your dog is suitable to get involved in our Training Sessions, Doggy Day Care & Play Sessions etc.
Holly has a keen interest in Dog behaviour and welfare and has taken part in numerous courses including:
Holly also has her own reactive dog, Bernie the Terrier Cross. He is the reason that she has taken a keen interest in Reactive Dogs and how to manage their behaviour.
At Dogs Country Club we only use positive training methods and will not allow the use of any of the following:
We do accept and encourage the use of: