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Meet the Team

The Team at Paws Adventure is dedicated to provide you with high quality services for your dog. Our team is trained by our KPA Certified Trainer Leah and is encouraged to continue their education in dog behaviour and care. 

Get to know the team. 

Leah Bria

Our founder Leah started her career in the animal industry in 2010. Starting out as an Animal Care Taker at one of the largest veterinary clinics in Adelaide for three years, her passions only grew stronger for working with and helping animals. In 2013 her journey moved to Veterinary nursing, studying at TAFE for her qualification and moved to a new clinic working as a Vet nurse for the next four years, where she furthered her skills with animals and started teaching Puppy Pre-School classes within  the clinic. 

Slowly Leah became more and more interested in animal behaviour and decided to study the Karen Pryor Foundations course to learn more. The passion for animal behaviour grew and she wanted to start offering a new service, a mixture of daycare, walking and training. This brought Paws Adventure Daycare to life in 2017. 

Starting Paws Adventure Daycare as a one day a week service on her day off, she wanted to offer more. Ending her Vet Nursing career she took the leap to work more time on her business and working casually at a pet store. Continuing Puppy Pre-School classes and venturing to Level One training. 

Leah has since achieved her Karen Pryor Certification in 2019 and looks to further her studies in animal behavior. She also looks to study photography to add to her skills, as she loves getting incredible photos of our fury companions. 

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPLETED STUDIES

  • Boehringer Ingelheim, Puppy School Trainer Masterclass; 2023

  • Karen Pryor Academy, Puppy Start Right; 2021

  • Karen Pryor Academy, Professionals course; 2019

  • Karen Pryor Academy, Foundations Course; 2017 

  • Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV; 2014

  • Animal Studies Certificate II; 2010

  • Animal Studies Certificate I; 2008

  • Aquaculture Certificate I; 2008

CURRENT STUDIES

  • Karen Pryor Academy, Game Changing Classes

Wendy Warren

Wendy is an Environmental Science researcher and ethical Cavoodle breeder living in the quiet  Adelaide Hills with her two dogs, Kuma and WIllow.

She began her journey into the pet industry as a dog groomer, nutritionist advisor and animal caretaker, with experience presenting workshops and assisting in for puppy pre-school.
She later worked for the RSPCA, where she passionately advocated for animal welfare and helped pair people up with their perfect forever pet.

Wendy has a focus to working towards further study in animal behaviour and zoology.

Wendy also creates custom pet portraits in her spare time. 

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPLETED STUDIES​

  • Honours in Environmental Biology

  • Bachelor in Ecology

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CURRENT STUDIES

  • Karen Pryor Academy, Foundations course

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Damian Hollow

Damian joined us in April 2023, focusing on our dog training programs. ​Originally joining us for placement in 2022, we knew he had amazing potential within our team. He has a big passion for dogs and behaviour training,

You will see Damian in our group classes, helping you set and achieve your goals with your dog.

*More Details to come*

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPLETED STUDIES​​

  • Bachelor in Animal Behaviour 

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CURRENT STUDIES

  • Karen Pryor Academy, Puppy Start Right 

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Nic Arrighi

Nic joined the team in June 2022, he started by assisting his partner Wendy during her group and solo outings and decided he wanted to join the fun officially. He started off with solo outings until he got to know the dogs personalities and behaviour. Over time Nic has built confidence and experience to now work with  our group adventures and he loves every minute of his time with our adventure pups. 

*More Details to come*

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