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Petra Edwards Bio
Petra is a dog trainer in Adelaide, South Australia and has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) with a specialisation in Animal Behaviour. She also holds the professional canine trainer accreditation through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Petra is currently studying her PhD investigating how dogs experience their veterinary visits. She hopes her research will not only shed light on the veterinary experience, but offer practical and achievable solutions for improving welfare in the veterinary context. Petra has been involved in the dog training industry from a young age and has worked extensively over the years as an assistant and instructor of pet dog training classes and puppy pre-schools. She is fascinated by all things behaviour and especially loves helping owners and dogs live happily and companionably through positive reinforcement.
Want to learn more about compassion fatigue, listen to a previous ATA podcast episode with Dr Vanessa Rolhf here >>> http://bit.ly/ATA-Vanessa-Rohlf
Do you think you might have Compassion Fatigue? And/or be nearing Burnout? If so please reach out to others for help! We acknowledged however that this isn’t always an easy thing to do and bravery will likely be needed! – So to help lead by example here is a blog post written by ATA founder Ryan Cartlidge after recording this episode with Petra, before it was released >>> bit.ly/ATA_Compassion_Fatigue ?
Marcia Mazuryk says
This was so eye opening……..I believe this explains a lot with me over the last couple of years. I never would have expected this.
I am a wife, mom, grandmom, animal geek and a nurse.
Thank you so much for this podcast. xoxox
Vida Clyne says
I gave up my dog training business after realising that I was spending far too much time on each client. So many aggression issues as well. Looking back it was after the major earthquake here and my dog dying. I just wanted to spend time with my dogs and horses. I also hated the money side.
I think it is hard for those who are running a business by themselves. I see similar in vets as well.