Passing training hurdles
A MARIGINIUP resident recently received council approval to run a home business for intensive dog training.
Jake Kenny welcomed the recent Wanneroo council decision to approve his home business, Precision K9 Training, on Pennygum Place.
Mr Kenny there was a “huge need” for the service he wanted to offer, especially given recent reports of dogs attacking children in the eastern states. He told the Times his motivation to provide training stemmed from his experience working as a police officer for eight years.
“I went to a lot of neighbour disputes, assaults that occurred due to dog fights at local dog parks,” he said.
“I saw that there was a big issue (and) there’s not a lot of dog training around the place.”
Mr Kenny said the training would address aggression issues towards people or other dogs and ease the worry owners have when they take their pets out of the house.
“They would have better control over the dogs,” he said. d481092
“It will address behavioural issues like pulling excessively on a lead or jumping up on people.”
Planning lawyer Belinda Moharich spoke about Mr Kenny’s experience at the March 6 council meeting and his ability to train family pets to “display appropriate behaviour around humans or other animals”.
Mr Kenny has been training dogs for about eight years, doing behavioural modification and sports dog training.
During public consultation, nearby residents raised concerns about an increase in traffic, barking and
According to Mr Kenny and the City’s administration, the increase in traffic would be small and the dogs would stay in individual kennels. They would be taken out for one-onone training.
One of the conditions of approval restricted the training to between 9am and 6pm, seven days a week, with up to three dogs generally staying on the property for four days of training. Another condition restricted the number of dogs on the property to five, including Mr Kenney’s two dogs. floodlights.
Jake Kenny from Precision K9 Training with Lee.