The world of positive dog training has really opened up and Canine Planet is a one-of-a-kind puppy/dog training company that has created a completely new ethos in training your canine pets. With our years of experience in training dogs, we have learnt that obedience and good behavior is a lot about nurturing and respecting your pet.

We keep that uppermost in our mind and all our training programs aim at creating a relaxed and happier dog. We allow your dogs to learn at their own pace and challenge traditional methods of training. We have highly-qualified and experienced trainers on-board the Canine Planet team.



Carla Strydom grew up on a small holding and is an avid animal lover. She has owned all kinds of pets including dogs, cats, horses, cockatiel, geese, ducks, chickens, pigs and hamsters. She has trained numerous animals over the years and officially qualified as a puppy instructor in 2010, an adolescent dog training instructor in 2012, completed a dog fist aid course at BehaviVet Consultancy and Ethology Academy basic behaviour course in 2013. During this time she also attended clicker training workshops and T-Touch client days.

Carla also shows and trains her dogs in advanced obedience and Treibball training.



Andrea Kearney has worked and trained animals since she was a teenager.  Her knowledge base, practical experience and enthusiasm makes her a wonderful asset to the Academy as well as Canine Planet.  She is currently training her dogs in Treibbal and advanced obedience.



Tarryn Nelson worked as a veterinary assistant for 6 years and qualified in 2012 as a puppy instructor.  In 2013 she completed an adolescent dog training qualification and has been actively working and training puppies for the past 3 years.  She is currently in training to become and adult dog instructor.



After 21 years in the Air Force, Anita has decided to make a career change after a very special dog named Mojo came into her life. In 2012 she completed the Ethology Basic Behaviour Course and is currently enrolled to complete the advanced course.  She is also planning to qualify as a professional groomer and T-Touch practitioner in 2015.