Cath Dombroski, Owner & Trainer
Cath Dombroski is a professional dog trainer with well over 10 years’ experience. She is accredited through the Delta Accredited Dog Trainers Course, the most respected training program in the country, and is also a Canine Good Citizen accredited trainer. Cath holds a Certificate 1V in Small Business.
A Passion for Success
Cath has run Doggie Diplomas since 2003 with passion and love—for dog behavior and training, and for dogs and the people who live with and love them. It is her great joy to watch the success of her two- and four-legged students, to watch them come together as a team, to see a dog looking expectantly at their handler for the next cue.
“I speak for the dogs.”
That’s Cath’s motto. It means only positive training approaches, grounded in science and humane treatment of animals. She is dedicated to helping students achieve real-life training results they can feel good about, using positive-reinforcement techniques that are as effective as they are fun.
A delightful, energetic Labradoodle, Midnight is Cath’s constant shadow. She also eagerly volunteers for Guniea Pig Duty, trying out new training techniques, lesson plans, and dog handling methods—especially the ones that involve treats. She’s never shy about giving Cath honest feedback—after all, she wants to make sure the training that makes it into classes is top notch.
Mel is a high school teacher who has always loved animals, especially dogs. She first met Cath when she brought her dog, Bella, to training. Mel enjoyed training Bella and was looking for a way to spend more time with dogs, because she loved them so much. It was then that Cath suggested she start working with her and since then Mel hasn’t looked back. Mel loves running classes, meeting new dogs and humans, and strongly believes that dogs can fix anything if you spend enough time with them.
She looks forward to meeting you and your dog, and can’t wait to help you further strengthen and develop the special bond between you and your dog.
Danah holds her Certificate IV in companion animal services from Hanrob Dog Training Academy. She has always loved being around animals, especially dogs of all sizes. She currently owns a Moodle ‘Belle’, and although she’s only been in her life for a short while, it is like Belle has always been there. Danah strives to give all dogs the best start to their lives and believes that training with their owners is the greatest way to achieve a life long bond. She also volunteers her time with dingoes and finds their bond quite special.
I have always loved all animals but really adore dogs. Their character and loving, loyal nature is so special. I first met Cath in puppy class training my own dog, Diplo and the results were awesome. Understanding dogs and the best way to communicate with them is amazing so having the opportunity to teach them (and their owners) and watch as their manners progress is really rewarding to me. Dog training classes are the highlight of my week and I absolutely love being apart of the Doggie Diplomas team.