About

The dog trainer with the pink hair!

Me with Roxy, Belgian Malinois mix

Marcia grew up in a pet-loving home, surrounded by dogs & cats of all shapes & sizes. She took in her first dog, Charlie, in 1994, since then working in various formal & informal rescue settings.

Charlie the wonder dog

Inspired through her rescue experience, Marcia formally studied dog training & behaviour at Hanrob Animal College, and in 2010 Pawsonality was born – training and behaviour that works with the individual pet’s personality. She then studied feline behaviour and subsequently completed Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. She also regularly attends seminars and dedicates time to personal education & research, to stay as up-to-date as possible.

Roxy ~ Winston ~ Mooshman ~ Mummacat

After spending 2-years in a large Sydney pound, seeing many animal and social welfare issues first hand, Marcia joined Team Dog in 2014 as a volunteer Community Support Worker. Team Dog was a registered charity focussed on programs to assist pet owners navigate the Companion Animal Legislation, particularly in relation to impounded pets and dog declarations.

Marcia is a Professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and is currently serving a Chair of the Legislative Committee.

LGBTQI+ ally.

Pawsonality respectfully acknowledge the Dharug people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we reside. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First People of this country, particularly the traditional custodians of all lands of Sydney where we operate. We extend our respect to Elders – past, present and future.