Animal Behaviour & Training Consultations

Jade will help you understand your animal’s behaviour and will work with you to tailor a behaviour support program for your individual circumstances.

Livestock, Farm Animals & Poultry
Small Animals
Zoological & Wildlife


Media: TV, Radio, Freelance Writing & Print

Jade is available for comment and appearance for Television, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine and Web-based media on a range of animal behaviour and training topics covering domestic, wild and animals in human care.

Karen Pryor Academy Trainer of the Month 2019

It’s not just training dogs and cats but stingrays, sharks and chickens too

Passion for animals takes alumnus around the world

How to bring out the best in your cat, dog or hippo

Animal Behaviour Matters with Jade Fountain

Totally Wild – Episodes 76 (3:08) & 57 (4:58)

Training Chickens – ABC Open | Lara Van Raay

Want noisy miners to be less despotic? The Conversation 

A Dog’s Life | PETS Magazine

Seminars, Workshops & Coaching

We provide tailored talks. 

Whole, half or part day seminars about animal behaviour and training.

  • Chicken training workshops – we run workshops using chickens as models to help you become a faster, better trainer.
  • Fear-free Veterinary Visits – reducing stress and home care
  • Science of animal training, learning theory & applied behaviour analysis
  • Recognising and responding to canine or feline body language
  • Bite Prevention, Safe Handling, Dealing with Dangerous Dogs, Cat Handling
  • Reinforcement based learning for any species
  • Successful and Safe Dog & Cat Foster for Rescue
  • Bringing home a new dog/cat
  • Puppy socialisation and setting puppies up for success
  • Empathy, resilience and coaching the human half of the leash
  • Science of fear, anxiety and stress
  • Specific training issues: Loose leash walking, jumping, over-aroused, mouthing, fear, anxiety, etc.
  • Clicker training workshops – upskill your mechanical skills, team building, improve timing, reinforcement delivery and observation skills.
  • Training games
  • Practical dog training workshops including Home Helping Canines, Vet Cooperative Care, Scent, Service dog behaviours, Trick dog workshops.
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Female trainer in a grey top kneeling on floor with small brown dog, giving it a treat. Woman in dark blue long sleeve shirt and jeans watches, standing nearby.
A female trainer with blonde hair, wearing a black long sleeve vest with logo, holds a cup with a clicker at chest height, leaning over a table with a purple tablecloth. A brown chicken stands looking at the piece of purple string held by the trainer on the table.
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Some of our Workshop Clients

Jade provides tailored workshops for animal handling and clicker training skills for:

  • Dog Training Clubs
  • Public seminars
  • Farm sanctuaries
  • Local Government and Council
  • Animal Shelters
  • Zoos, Wildlife parks & Aquariums
  • TAFE Students
  • Universities
  • Animal Training Groups/Professionals
  • Private/Corporate groups

Staff Coaching & Training

Consulting with animal care teams to run on site workshops, tailor made for your facility.

We work with animal pounds and shelters, zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums, animal management and council facilities, and research facilities that use training and conditioning.

We will run workshops to develop animal training skills, mechanics, observation skills, functional behaviour analysis use, body language and safety with animal handling.

We have demonstrated expertise in delivering behaviour programs for animal care settings and consulting with shelters on shelter layout and design, improved adoptions, behaviour programs and staff workshops. We have provided staff training for numerous large shelters and service dog organisations in Australia.


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A woman in a white shirt and khaki pants stands next to a table, with her hands petting under the chin of a corgi dog who looks up at her. A woman in a black shirt with a logo stands behind, talking.
A female trainer with blonde hair, black shirt and jeans crouches down to pat a border collie, with its paw in her hand. A woman with brown hair, a grey shirt and jeans crouches next to them, smiling.

Highlights of our Work

Previous presentations, workshops and seminars have included:

  • 2022 Kindness is Essential Not Option Dog Behaviour Conference Expert guest
  • 2021 Association of Behaviour Analysis Australia Conference Invited speaker
  • 2021 Association of Professional Dog Trainers, New Zealand, Speaker 
  • 2021 Geek Week Science Conference, Pet Professional Guild
  • 2019 Animal Behaviour Management Alliance Conference, Oregon, USA
  • 2019 International Society for Applied Ethology Conference, Bergen, Norway
  • 2019 ISAE Conference – Australasia-Africa, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2019 & 2021 Canine Behaviour School, Adelaide, Australia
  • Napier Dog Training Club, New Zealand
  • Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs
  • Hundhörnan Skåne & Djurvetologen, Lomma, Sweden
  • Huon Valley Dog Walking Association, Tasmania, Australia thanks to Bendigo Bank
  • University of Adelaide, Australia – Applied Behaviour Analysis for Animals Course
  • University of New England, Australia – Chicken training workshops
  • University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Bonorong Wildlife Park, Tasmania, Australia
  • RSPCA South Australia Staff, Fosters & Volunteers, Australia
  • TAFE Tasmania, Australia
  • Bowning-Bookham Landcare, NSW, Australia
  • Moholoholo Wildlife, South Africa
  • Milwaukee Zoo, Wisconsin, USA
  • Legacy Canine, Washington State, USA
  • Houston Zoo, Texas, USA
  • Seaworld San Antonio, USA
  • Taronga Zoo, Sydney Australia
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Host & Collaborate with International Speakers

We believe that bringing the best learning opportunities from listening to all kinds of speakers.

We have previously hosted Terry Ryan for Chicken Camps (Bonorong Wildlife Park, Hobart, 2013).