Hi, it's Gemma here!
My mission is to change the idea that a dog is something that needs to be owned.
After years of experience working in doggy day care centres and puppy preschool, and studying to complete a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services through the Delta society I wanted to find a way to connect my skills and experiences with my idea of self love and kindness to others.
I have an anxious and reactive dog who has taught me so much about body language and allowing a dog to have choice. I constantly stay up to date with the latest discoveries in the animal training industry and love passing on my knowledge to you.
One of our points of difference is we focus on calming behaviour, polite play and recall. Your dog will receive daily training from a qualified, force free trainer.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails (BEBT) Family!
WHY CHOOSE BRIGHT EYES + BUSHY TAILS
Safety is our top priority. We have 3 barriers at each entrance.
Fences for days, trust us, we painted them!!!
Count them with me, 1…. 2…. 3!
We want to keep your furbub to be safe in every possible way, even if they're prone to run away.
Our many fences are just one way we do this.
A lot of thought went into the flooring, it’s got everything you could want.
Slip resistant- so your furbub can get their zoomies on.
B-B-Bounce- it’s gym flooring, so it has a nice little spring and is gentle on your furbubs joints.
Waterproof- keeps it hygienic.
Eco friendly- it’s made from recycled tyres and shoe soles.
How good is that!
We know how important it is to give your furbub a mental workout and not just a physical one.
They will enjoy a range of enrichment activities throughout their day.
Snuffle mats, scent games, training and more... activities especially picked for the day's crew.
OPEN BOOK POLICY
At Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails we practice what we preach and you can be confident that your furbub’s wellbeing is what we care about most. We promise to contact you if your doggy isn’t having a good time.
You might not get shiny things like behaviour report cards or endless photo updates, because our time is spent truly engaging with your furbub and learning more about what they love so we can make it happen.
My dog Izzy has separation anxiety and is not able to be left at home by herself. This can be very tricky to navigate sometimes because, although I love her, I can't stay home with her all the time. However, I would never want to leave her somewhere she was unhappy or in an unsafe environment. I am so happy I found BEBT! Gemma is absolutely wonderful. She put me right at ease when leaving Izzy at BEBT. Seeing the photos and videos of Izzy playing in such a nice big and secure space with the other dogs adds to the sense of security when sending her to BEBT. It also helps put me at ease that Gemma has actual training and knows what she is talking about and has proven that with her actions. Izzy is so happy to go and is always so happy (and tired) when she is home after spending time at BEBT.
Thanks so much Gemma! Izzy and I will be coming back as long as you will have us xx
“Izzy” & Demi
We care about the environment. Whenever we can we recycle, upcycle and go plastic and waste free.
Our fences are made out of pallets, our tyres are from our friendly neighbour and our grass used to be a hockey field.
Just ask us, we can geek out all day on this stuff. We’d also love to hear from you, if you have any ideas we can implement to try and reduce our footprint on this beautiful earth.
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT ZONE
We practice the latest scientifically-based training techniques.
Our owner Gemma is Delta-trained and if she’s not playing with dogs, she’s geeking out on animal podcasts and books.
Our groomer Corinne practices fear free dog grooming, turning fearful, stressful grooming experiences into something fun and enjoyable.
We believe in choice, games and play. We let dogs be dogs and we love them for that.