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Tue, 28 Nov



So you're getting a puppy?

We invite families and individuals interested in, or soon to be getting a puppy for a presentation and Q&A on puppies.

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So you're getting a puppy?
So you're getting a puppy?

Time & Location

28 Nov 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT



About the event

Shadia Hancock from Autism Actually will be joined by Yvonne Mann from Busimann's Dog Training for an information session and Q&A on puppies. 

Session overview: 

  • Critical period of development
  • Toilet training
  • Crate training
  • Diet
  • Husbandry
  • Mouthing
  • Exercise/play
  • Interactions with children
  • Dog body language
  • Training methods

This session will be applicable for families and individuals wanting to learn more about welcoming a puppy home. 

If you are on an NDIS plan or need to pay at a later date, a payment plan can be organised. 

A Certificate of Attendance can be provided on request by emailing us at

About Yvonne:  

Yvonne from Busimann's Dog Training is a nationally accredited Cert III Professional Dog Trainer and Behaviourist. She has undertaken Clicker Training and Positive Training courses through the Karen Pryor Academy, Susan Friedman Behaviour Works Academy and Illis Behaviour Consulting. Yvonne has been training dogs for 30 years and has been running her dog training business for 15 years. She is an assessor and trainer for MindDog and Assistance Paws. and was a consultant trainer for Whiskey's Wish. Games, play, and fun are important aspects in Yvonne's training philosophy.

About Shadia: 

​Shadia is the proud owner, and founder of Autism Actually, and enjoys presenting and consultancy. They are also a proud ambassador of the Autistic-led organisation Yellow Ladybugs. They are currently studying Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) and Cert IV in Animal Behaviour and Training, with the long-term goal of specialising in Autism and animal-assisted therapy. They are currently training their dog Arwen to be their psychosocial and Autism assistance dog with Yvonne's assistance and accreditation being provided by Assistance Paws. Shadia was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder at the age of 14. They came out as non-binary in early 2018 and loves talking about Autism and gender identity. Shadia benefited from numerous early supports such as speech therapy and occupational therapy. Shadia is very passionate about sharing information about what being Autistic is like.


  • 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 30 minutes


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