Meet the team who gives your pets cuddles and love!
Job Title: General Manager
Glenn Cooke, has been successfully training people and their dogs for more than 23 years. Glenn currently oversees Pet Resorts of Australia, and has a long-standing career in the professional pet care and training industry.
Some of Glenn’s roles include breeding, socialisation and development, temperament assessment, obedience, agility, film and television, behavioural problem solving, and the advanced training of working dogs. Glenn is also regularly called on as an expert consultant in court hearings.
Glenn has formal qualifications in Dog Behaviour and Assessment, has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is an active member of the National Dog Trainers Federation – a representative and educational organisation for the dog training industry, which has now become the national representative body in Australia for dog trainers from all fields. As part of his role with the NDTF, Glenn trains and lectures to students for the qualification of ‘Certificate III: in professional Dog Training and Behaviour’.
As busy as he is locally – it doesn’t end there! Glenn’s vast experience in the training and handling of explosive detection dogs for various law enforcement agencies has made him a highly sought after consultant internationally, where he is called on to train foreign military police groups in all things canine.
Job Title: Resort Manager
Hi my name is Tiarne,
I am the resort manager of Pet Resorts Australia in Terrigal. I am so lucky to have such an incredible job working with not only the gorgeous furry and feathered babies that come into our resort, but also to be able to interact with all our lovely clients and build relationships with everyone!
When I am not at work, I spend my spare time with my own furry and feathered friends and my beautiful toddler named Dallas. My furry family includes 2 dogs, a Beagle named Brodie and a Rottweiler named Juno. I also have a little Parrot at home named George, who is a small musk Lorikeet and very spoilt! I have a Certificate II and III in Animal Studies and a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training.
I have previously worked as a dog trainer and manager at our Dural resort but now look after things in Terrigal since moving to the Central Coast.
Job Title: Senior Pet Nanny | Doggy Day Care
Hi, my name is Olivia,
I’ve worked at Pet Resorts Australia in Dural for the past 8 years and just love looking after all the pets. I have a passion for caring for all animals and each day love seeing their happy faces. I love getting to know your pets and forming a bond with each of them, getting to know their little personalities and quirks and treating them as my own.
I live with many animals including dogs, cat, birds, fish, my own dog is a 7 year old Kelpie named Banjo who is full of energy and loves coming to work with me to run around! I also have a Rottweiler puppy named Jazz and she is such a joy to care for and teach new things. I have completed my certificate II in Animal Studies and continue to carry out my passion for animals working at PRA!
Job Title: Senior Pet Nanny | Guest Services
My name is Jessica,
I have always had a passion and love for animals. I own a Kelpie x Mini Foxy called Daisy and also have a little pet Budgie!
I work both as a receptionist in Guest Services and Pet Nanny at our lovely Dural resort. This allows me to interact with both clients and pets, the best of both worlds!
Job Title: Pet Nanny
Hi, I’m Adam,
I have worked at Terrigal Pet Resort for several years as a Pet Nanny. I have enjoyed gaining all my experience on the job under the guidance of the fantastic Pet Resorts staff team.
The best part of my working day is when cleaning and feeding is completed and I get to spend time with the dogs in the exercise yard, pool and taking them for walks.
While I’m not at work, I’m usually hanging out with my own dog – Coco, a Beagle x Cavalier!
Job Title: Canine Trainer
Hi, I’m Trish,
I am the Trainer at our Terrigal Resort. I love working with dogs and their owners to create better relationships and stronger dog/owner connections.
My interest in dogs started when I was a Chef after getting my first dog, Roxette. With her I attended puppy pre school and agility. This made me realize that my heart was not in cooking but in the dog industry.
So I changed career paths and got work in a kennel. I completed my Animal Studies Cert II, Companion Animals Cert III and a Cert III in Dog Training and Behaviour through the National Dog Trainers Federation.
The dog training course peaked my interest in Scent Detection so I rescued a dog, Jed, that was suited to scent work so I could peruse this avenue. I was lucky enough to go to Victoria and complete a Specialist k9 Search and Rescue Course, instructed by some of the best scent trainers in the world. I loved my time volunteering in the NSW SES k9 unit.
I have rescuing many death row dogs, trained them and found them new forever homes, and have volunteered as a trainer for Dogs for Diggers program.
I worked in kennels for many years, working my way through the ranks and now have the job I always wanted… training dogs at a fantastic boarding and training facility.
Job Title: Supervisor
Hi, I’m Anitra.
I am a mother of three kids, ranging from primary to high school, all of
whom are as ‘animal mad’ as their mother! I have owned dogs my whole life, but currently we don’t own any pets. We are waiting as patiently as possible to add another ‘furbaby’ to our family again.
I started working at Terrigal Pet Resorts two years ago and have never looked back. I started as a Pet Nanny and have worked my way up to the Senior Pet Nanny role. I love working with all the amazing, dedicated staff and having the privilege and honor of caring for and loving all the animals that come through this fantastic resort.
Job Title: Senior Pet Nanny
Hi, my name is Megan.
I am a Senior Pet Nanny at our beautiful Terrigal Resort. I feel blessed every day to get to work with such beautiful furry friends, amazing teammates and building relationships with all our lovely clients.
When I’m not working, I am helping run a pet rescue on the Central Coast called Peggy’s Promise, and spending time with my precious senior Bull Terrier, Hamish who I rescued 5 years ago.
I currently hold a Certificate II in Animals Studies and have also studied Vet Nursing. I’ve worked with animals over the last 10 years or so, and I still love every moment!
Job Title: Assistant Manager
Hi, my name is Sophie.
I am the Assistant Manager here at Terrigal and absolutely love what I do! I have three pets of my own, Millie and Zoe who are two lovely Maltese cross’ and Arlo a Ragdoll.
I have always been animal obsessed and feel so lucky to spend every day looking after your furry friends.
Outside of work I study Criminology and Criminal Justice online through Griffith University and love it!
Job Title: Canine Evolution Trainer
Hi, I’m Kayna.
I started off in retail working at many different pet shop companies whilst studying various animal courses. I then started to see that there was a huge industry for training dogs which then sparked my interest for studying to become a dog trainer.
I then enrolled and completed my Certificate III in Dog Training and Behaviour through the National Dog Training Federation, which led me to Canine Evolution. At this point I have 5 rescue dogs, 4 of which are family pets and 1 named Noodle who is a pocket rocket 1 year old Kelpie cross!
Job Title: Canine Evolution Trainer
Hi, I’m Tegan.
I grew up in the Northern Rivers always surrounded by animals. My parents rescued a red Kelpie we named K9 (like from Dr Who) from out the front of a simple shop in Nimbin. She was such a beautiful girl and I have had an affinity with Kelpies and all dogs ever since.
Before coming to Canine Evolution and Pet Resorts Australia, I was a Pet Store Manager and Puppy School Trainer, we had a big focus on family and very close relationship with rescue groups finding homes for guinea pigs, rabbits, cats and hosting adoption days for dogs. I wanted to be able to really help these animals and prevent the dogs from being surrendered due to unwanted behaviour. I became a dog trainer so I can help people and their dogs have a stronger connection and build a more understanding relationship.