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Meet Us

A New Leash on Life Dog Training team

Your Trainer: Keryn Bardwell


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer through The Alpha Canine Group in 2005

  • Part-time Trainer with Alpha Dog Training since 2005

  • Full-time Trainer with Alpha Boarding Kennels & Boarding School for Dogs 2006-2020

  • Trainer with Alpha Canine Professional (training dog trainers) since 2015

  • Certified Senior Trainer since 2010

  • Been going into clients homes since 2006

  • Foster carer since 2009

  • Founder & administrator of Canine Lifeline Inc.

  • Established A New Leash on Life Dog Training in 2020

Keryn Bardwell

Hi, I'm Keryn. I love dogs (obviously), iPhone Photography, learning about business & marketing (surprising even to me), and of course Chocolate. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your dogs. Here's a little about mine.

Assistant: Zander

Jaffa, Miki & I are devastated to announce that Zander passed away on 28.11.2023 - Forever loved and sorely missed

  • Black Standard Schnauzer

  • 9 years old

  • Rescue dog adopted in 2016 through Canine Lifeline Inc.

  • Loves: dogs, cats, and all humans

  • Obsessed by: food & chasing birds

  • Loves: balls & squeaky toys

  • Favourite activity: swimming

  • A bit of a boof head but can make anyone smile and pat him

  • A vocal talker and will sit on anyone’s lap, so watch out if you sit on the floor!

Black Schnauzer

Assistant: Miki


  • Apricot Toy Poodle

  • 7 years old

  • Rescue dog adopted in 2021 through Canine Lifeline Inc.

  • Enjoys attention from people, reserved with dogs until he knows them

  • Loves: chasing the ball, tug-o-war

  • Favourite activity: chasing the ball the whole walk if I would consent to throw it that long for him, though sometimes lazy about bringing it back

Toy Poodle

 Assistant: Jaffa

  • Chinese Crested Powder Puff

  • 8 years old

  • Rescue dog adopted in 2018 through Canine Lifeline Inc.

  • Reserved, in fact nervous, of strangers

  • Lap dog if you’ll let him

  • Loves: one on one toy play with Mum, going in the car

  • Favourite activity: “swimming” not in the water, just in the mud at the edge, and rolling around in chook poo

  • Quirks: can routinely be found relaxing in “downward dog” position and will “sing” along with Mum

Chinese Crested Powderpuff
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