Animal Talent


Meet the Team

Louise Harding - Master Dog Trainer

Louise Harding

Chief Visionary and Top Dog

Louise is a Master Dog Trainer, Professional Animal Wrangler, Author and owner of Animal Talent. She has trained dogs professionally for more than 20 years and multiple animal species for performance work in the film and television industries both in Australia and New Zealand. Over the years she’s written and implemented instructor training at multiple dog clubs, trained obedience champions of her own and clients, founded a successful sled dog racing club and trained multiple sled dog champions. Louise continues to compete with multiple dogs in obedience and agility.


Her passion is helping humans understand dogs. This passion has led her down many paths including training and support of working guide dogs, assistance dogs and emotional support dogs, running council dangerous dogs programs and educating pet owners on the Companion Animals Act.


Nose to Tail: A Holistic Guide to Training Your Dream DogLouise’s first book has been hugely successful. Now in its third edition, it’s collectively described as

“ absolute must-read...”, “Terrific”,
“ essential guide to any dog owner…”, “fantastic” and
“...a common-sense approach to training that gets results quickly… stress-free and fun for both the trainer and the dog.”

Her much-anticipated Nose to Tail Companion Workbook series is NOW AVAILABLE 

Nose to Tail Workbooks 1-6

Louise is a member of AAPTD and DOGS NSW and a proud life member of the Manukau Dog Obedience Club.



Woman and her dog sitting beside the river at sunset


Purveyor of Positive Change and Bright Spark of Canine Education

Tori’s intuitive approach helps dog owners understand what’s going on in their furry friend’s mind. Her training style is kind and empathetic and she always has great strategies to keep dog owner’s moving forward. Tori demystifies the science of dog training and translates all the techy stuff into everyday skills that all dog owners can easily implement. Purveying positive change in badly behaving dogs is what Tori is all about.



Meet the Animal Talent team - Maree


Puppy Perfector and the Happiness Hero of Canine Education
Bubbly Maree is a trainer with over 12 years of industry experience, Maree has worked with everyday pet owners to bring out the best in their dogs. Even training her own dogs to be obedience and endurance trial champions. Maree’s friendly compassionate nature is evident in every interaction with the dog owner’s, she especially loves working with puppies. She believes all dogs deserve the best start in life with kind reward-based training and lots of love and affection from their humans.



Meet the Animal Talent team - Chloe


Canine Connection Builder and The Whiz Kid of Canine Education

Lover of all animal critters including the slithery kind is our very own Whiz Kid, Chloe. She is passionate about animals living their best lives and she wants every dog owner to experience a deep connection with their four-legged companions. She believes our lives are enriched by our pets. Chloe is a ‘doer’ never afraid to get her hands dirty, a roll your sleeves up, type of girl. She’s the trainer you definitely want in your corner. Her patient caring approach is a winner with dogs and their humans. 



Barb - Animal Talent


The Voice of Reason and Organiser of Erratic Activity

Barb is our front of house expert. It’s her friendly face that will greet you at morning classes and she’ll be serving you in-store at The Empawrium.  Barb is our organising queen quietly taking care of the day-to-day business at the training paddock and providing her expertise at special events.



Fiona - Animal Talent


Director of Dream Fulfilment and Oracle of Inspiration

A powerhouse behind the scenes in organisation and planning, Fiona keeps all the important stuff ticking along. Coordinating events, presentations and marketing and a whole lot more, she helps keep everything on track.



Hayley - Animal Talent


Head Unicorn Wrangler and Social Media Magician

Turning chaotic thoughts and brainstorms into structured workable plans is no mean feat. Hayley is our go-to girl, taking charge of ‘getting it all documented’ and social media strategy. 



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Interpreter of Abstract Concepts and 3D Translator

Marion is our talented designer, turning our ideas into reality. She designs and handcrafts our exclusive range of paracord leads.





“Louise is a legend at training dogs (actually to be honest me lol). My baby has done so well with the lessons and what I have learnt.”
Narelle SeckoldMay 2019
“Our little dog Buttons enjoys his school days...where he sees his friends and Louise and loves his agility course...and learning different things…”
Janice Teefy McDougallMay 2019
Experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, positive training methods for dogs and their owners with great outcomes achieved. Happy to recommend Louise & Animal Talent.
Charmaine Bright June 2019
Louise is an amazing trainer for dogs and their owners. We all want our dogs to be happy & safe, attending Louise’s classes has taught me so much on how to achieve this. I definitely feel confident out with my dogs and any situations we may encounter. Happy dogs and a happy human! Highly recommend Animal talent.
Kim WilliamsJune 2019
NOSE to TAILA Holistic Guide to Training Your Dream DogLouise Harding Author, Speaker and Master Dog Trainer


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