A huge thank you to our facilitators, DogtownSA & IMDT – Gordon Banks, the experts in their fields, for making this incredible opportunity available to animal welfare organisations as well as public members residing in the Western Cape.  It is with knowledgeable information and education that we raise up a strong community of animal rescuers, carers and owners alike! 

Thank you for your support and most importantly, for the endless amazing efforts of animal welfare staff, we appreciate and applaud you for the work you do!

A special thanks to our Sponsors & Volunteers:

CAWF (Cape Animal Welfare Forum) for sponsoring the venue & Riyaaz Dalvie for the stunning photography!

Neil Huysamer, Bradley & Janet Geyer – your incredible help with the logistics and set-up for the workshop is highly appreciated, thanks so much, it’s been our pleasure working together to ensure a successful event! 

Examples of default learned behaviour with Jagger & Iscah:


Understanding Clicker Training and marking correctly:


Thank you again for arranging the workshop and for making us all feel very at home. It was absolutely worthwhile and I will definitely be interested in future courses – especially the Body Language, Happy Recallers etc – all the 1-day courses – even if we do two on a weekend! – Ursula Neethling – FAW

It was such a great experience! What a great weekend of learning! Had the most excellent time!! Thank you to the folks at Rescue Rehab and IMDT for making this happen. – Michaela Minnaar – HART

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and a wonderful day learning much more (from Isobel and Wayne) – Dassenberg Horse and Dog Rescue Centre
Was very informative thank you so much, look forward to the rest of the course – Majestic Beast Boerboel Rescue NPC
Many thanks for a most enjoyable 2 days! – Rene Dewar
Thank you for a very informative course together with good company and fantastic presenter. Can’t wait for the next! – Jacqui Verkerk – Langebaan Animal Care
Thank you from GAWS for allowing us to attend this incredible course. Our team came back inspired and with new knowledge which they are eager to implement. – Adri Odendaal – Grabouw Animal Welfare
Thank you so much to you, your team and Gordon for the incredible experience you put together! It was so well set up, informative and refreshing to be able to connect with like-minded people. We look forward to joining you for the next one! – Michelle Mohr – TEARS