TEAM

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Co Owner/Trainer

Lisa Levett

Lisa has three beautiful squishy face dogs, Ronnie the Boxer, Boris and Floss aka Flip Flop the Brussels Griffons.  She loves nothing more than hanging out with them, and they are one of the reasons why she changed career paths from corporate life to the life of dogs.

 

Prior to The Hound Lounge Lisa previously owned  a dog walking, home boarding and training business.  Lisa set the business up many years ago and gained valuable experience working with a huge variety of dog temperaments and breeds.

 

During this time Lisa became a certified dog trainer and attended/still attends numerous workshops and seminars to continue her learning in the dog world.  

 

She enjoys being covered in dog hair, slob and constantly smelling of dog treats.

During her spare time, Lisa enjoys eating chocolate, drinking coffee and sleeping.

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Co Owner/Trainer

Maddie

Maddie has always been interested in animals, and from a young age was surrounded by pets of all shapes and sizes. As she got older however, she realised that dogs were where her true passion lay!

Before going into business at The Hound Lounge, Maddie was a veterinary nurse at Annandale Animal Hospital. In her 5 years there, she was able to grow and develop her love for dogs and explore her interest in dog behaviour and training. As well as this, she was able to develop many skills to help dogs not only with their physical health, but also their mental wellbeing.

 

During her time at Annandale Animal Hospital, she was also in charge of teaching and coordinating the puppy preschool classes, which developed and strengthened her love for all dogs.

Maddie currently shares her life with three beautiful dogs of her own, Peanut the Spoodle, Pretzel the Whippet and Squid the Greyhound, also three Cats, Noodle, Giblet and Oyster.  There's a theme here!

Maddie eats just enough to keep a cat alive.

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Team Leader/Daycare Attendant

Fabi

Fabi is passionate about everything she does and loves learning new skills every day. Dogs are Fabi’s true love and she tells everyone that she has the most amazing job in the world.

Dogs have been with Fabi throughout some of the most important moments of her life! Her first dog was Cindy the spoodle, and then Polo the Wire hair Fox Terrier and currently Lola the Cocker Spaniel and Biggie the Brussels Griffon.

Fabi is so kind hearted and always makes sure we’ve all had our coffee fix! Her specialty is gate training... she is the master of opening the daycare gates without letting the dogs out 🐾

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Trainer/Daycare Attendant

Alina

Alina has always loved animals and has volunteered in various animal shelters since moving to Australia from Russia 6 years ago.

She has a real a soft spot for rescue dogs especially her own Cleo. Cleo is a challenging dog, but has been great at helping Alina qualify for her National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) Cert III.

Alina previously owned a Black Russian Terrier called Baron, Siamese cat named Lisa, cat Alice and cat Missy, that she brought home from the street, when she was a child.

Alina comes to us with a lot of experience and has worked in dog daycares previously, we are excited to watch her grown and learn as a trainer and will be supporting her all the way.

Alina’s favourite thing to do at work, is take selfies with the dogs 🐾

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Admin

Liz

Some of you were probably first introduced to Liz as Sally’s mum! Liz has long been a friend of the Hound Lounge, bringing her puppy to daycare with us since we set up shop a few years ago. At the time she was working in human psychology, working with patients living with dementia and other neurological disorders.

 

Like for so many of our clients, the arrival of Liz’s first dog changed her life in ways she didn’t quite see coming. Liz fell in love not only with Sally but everything that dogs like Sally teach us about ourselves and the relationships we form with the animals in our care. Two years later, with some encouragement from Maddie and Lisa, Liz is currently studying Animal Science and her dog training qualification with the Delta Institute.

 

When not at work, Liz is probably reading, binge-watching telly with her partner, Billy, or talking about whether to get another dog. 

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Daycare Attendant

Laura

Laura has always had a love for animals and that’s what drove her to complete her Bachelor in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience degree. It was during her degree that she achieved first class honours in an animal behaviour research project, that she could turn her passion for animal behaviour into a career. She aspires to be like her fellow Hound Lounge Ladies and complete the NDTF certificate.

 

Laura was lucky growing up with a Mum that loves animals as much as she does, she could never say no to the many pets that captured her heart. These included; dogs, cats, mice, chickens, blue tongue lizards, bearded dragons, turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, frogs, scorpions, insects and birds, the loves that are still with her today are her 3 cheeky chickens and her gorgeous beaglier sisters named Millie and Lucy.

 

Laura loves waking up every day and going to work because dogs make the world a better place.

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Daycare Attendant

Jordan

Jordan has been a huge animal lover from very early on in life, reflected through the assortment of pets she has had over the years including; cats, fish, birds, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, and a snake! Now her re-homed Spoodle, Charlie, is the latest edition to the family and could not be more loved.

 

These animals are what led to her drive to complete a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and an Honours in species conservation and genetics. Now Jordan is loving working at the Hound Lounge because she is able to keep learning from the dogs every day!

 

She says that the best part about working with dogs is that for them, every day is the best day ever, so for me, it is too!

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Daycare Attendant

Tassia

Tassia is an easy going and energetic person that loves animals, nature and developing her skills to eventually become a dog trainer.  Tassia is currently enrolled in the Delta Institute dog training course and has a bright future ahead of her. She is highly motivated, and already has extensive experience with various animals, and she loves exercising outdoors, especially with her dog. 

Her natural love for animals is something that she has been exploring for a long time and is what encourages her to follow her dreams and continuously want to learn more about them.

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Daycare Attendant

Amy

With employment history in Zoos and Kennels, Amy has always had a passion for the welfare of animals. She has, and continues to have a soft spot for Westies, as her first dog Buster was responsible for some of her fondest childhood memories. In her spare time you will find her scuba diving or pet sitting.

 

She might have a terrible UK accent but the dogs seem to understand her.

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Daycare Attendant

Sammie

Sammie loves spending her spare time outdoors and in the sun, she hates gloomy days, but loves staying active and hiking.

Sammie has known that she wanted to work with animals from a very young age and is hoping to one day be involved in wildlife conservation genetics! Sammie is currently studying Veterinary Medicine and decided on this path because her love for her Shetland Sheepdog, named Milady. Milady currently lives back home in Hong Kong.

Sammie told us that her main goal at The Hound Lounge is to be as good at opening gates as Fabi 😂 and of course to learn more about canine body language and appropriate play behaviour!

We love Sammie because she believes everything we tell her...

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