My name is Jean Claude Bertoni, I am the owner of K-9iQ Dog Obedience and Behaviour Training.
I have been involved with dogs all of my life but I completed the National Dog Trainers Federation Dog Obedience Trainers Course in 1995 as a result of owning a great black GSD called Rendorf, and haven't looked back.
In fact, I owe my passion directly to that magnificent animal and friend, who taught me so much about dog behaviour. Thanks, Ren!!!
Since then I have successfully completed accredited courses in Security and Protection Training, Canine Behaviour Specialist, Scent Detection and am currently lecturing on NDTF courses dealing with K9 Aggression and Behaviour Modification. I was fortunate to receive a lifetime membership to the NDTF in 2009.
As well as assisting people day to day with their precious pets, I also work with a company called TASK-9 assisting agencies such as VicPol Dog Squad, Australian Federal Police, Corrective Services and the Australian Army SASR in Perth. The Director of TASK-9 is Mr Boyd Hooper widely regarded as the best dog training mind in Australia. Boyd has been my mentor for over 20 years and has shaped my detailed understanding of dog behaviour greatly.
I run seminars to the general public and other dog training organisations with a special focus on dog to dog and dog to human aggression, obsessive behaviour modification, and complex problem-solving.
I established K-9iQ in 2002 while working at ADT in order to cover a significant gap in society where dogs with issues too extreme for dog training centres had a place to go. In the years since then, K-9iQ has managed to save hundreds of dogs from the dreaded green dream, despite current legislation limitations.
My passion rests with sorting out issues in dogs that others are afraid of, or have no idea how to resolve and to see that smile on a face of a client that was otherwise in distress before I could help.
The only dog I cant help is a dead one :-).
Let's face it, I love all dogs and I love to see people happy. I am truly fortunate and very grateful for every opportunity I receive.