Hey, I'm Bex. Like you, I'm a lifelong animal lover. I'm also a total nerd about animal training and behaviour, with 20 years of experience in positive reinforcement training and all things related to ethically inspiring behaviour change in other species. I am dedicated to promoting principles of compassion, clarity and consent between animals and humans. I live with my family on our small farm in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
In my day-to-day business my principal work is with horses and their humans, where I teach the human end of the leadrope how to inspire behaviour change and build dialogue with their horses. Learn, connect, and achieve, no matter what their goals might be. I also work with a lot of families with dogs.
My clients range in age from 8 to 78. I have a deep passion for youth work and teaching young people how to "speak to the animals" through positive reinforcement. I have a well-established youth programme locally (in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand), as well as online virtual programmes for youth. This is not only an effective and kind way to train animals, it teaches crucial life skills such as consent, compassion, perseverence and respect.
...because we're better together!
This network is the landing stage for the Positively Together members' clubhouses and virtual classrooms. Click on 'Join us', come on in and take a look around! We have two main community areas - one for horse-loving adults, and one for all-round-animal-mad youth. Both of these include courses as well as a fun and supportive community.
We also offer online courses on positive horsemanship (equine clicker training). These include small group coaching intensives, as well as independent self-study courses.
A horse-centered, heart-centered community for adults. An exclusive, private, distraction-free community for those who wish to dive deep into building dialogue and relationship with their horses, making friends and having fun while we do it. We're all about creating REAL connections with each other, inspiring behaviour change and seeking mutual enjoyment and cooperation with our horses through reward-based training.
Doors to Positively Us open several times per year.
Calling all parents of animal-loving kids and teens! Invite your kids to join the Junior Animal Trainers Program and learn to talk with the animals. A place where families can come together, and animal-loving kids and teens (8-18 year olds) can feel totally safe as they learn and play with their animal friends. We are dedicated to promoting principles of compassion and consent between humans and animals, and passionate about making learning fun for ALL species!
Doors are currently closed, but we are opening soon!