Dubbed Perth’s Dog Whisperer by media outlets across Western Australia where she lives, Kathy Kopellis McLeod is a well-respected Dog Behaviour Consultant who has been active in the industry for more than 25 years.
Her expertise is widely sought out to tackle a range of dog behaviour problems. In particular, Kathy has become the ‘go to’ person for owners needing help with anti-social dogs and those with serious behaviour issues.
Credited with introducing Perth's first classes specifically designed for reactive and/or aggressive dogs (Reactive Rover®), Kathy is often called upon by experienced dog trainers, veterinarians and vet nurses with their own dogs.
Using dog and people-friendly behaviour modification strategies, a great majority of her work comes from vet clinics, vet behaviourists and the referrals of previous and existing clients, meaning her services are in demand across Australia and overseas.
A great dog lover, Kathy proudly shares her life with her cherished Siberian Huskies. She has been a regular competitor in obedience and agility trials with her dogs, having attained high accolades with her Siberian ‘Chilli’. To this day, Chilli remains the highest-titled Siberian Husky in Western Australia and one of the highest in Australia.