PADS was originally set up to work with people within the assistance dog industry as well as helping people with training and assessments of individual assistance dogs.

When we moved to beautiful Gulgong and now Mudgee, NSW almost 8 years ago Adele found that there was a need for dog training programs, private consults, behavioural  programs and consultancy and she has since included these in her business hence where the “assistance and solutions” really starts to work.


  • 5 and 6 week dog training programs from 14 weeks upwards
  • Scent Detection Programs
  • The Nose Knows Scent Training for fun
  • Behaviour modification
  • Education
  • Doggone Safe (dog bite prevention)
  • Family Paws Parent Education (Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddler) programs

The individual programs can be seen by clicking on the training program links on the menu bar


  • Behavioural Assessments
  • Greenhound Assessments
  • Therapy Dog Assessments
  • NSW Transport approved Assessments for Assistance/Therapy Dogs
  • Assistance Dog Public Access Tests – As per the Australian Federal Law


Assistance Dog Training is available and Assistance Dog Public Access Tests are also available.

We are currently updating our information and will update the website shortly.

PADS is Fully Insured

Working With Children’s Check valid till 2020


Family Paws Parent Education

Welcome to Family Paws Parent Educations, Dogs & Storks and Dog & Baby Connection Programs. Please read this link for more information about these program.

My aims for the Family Paws Parent Education here in Australia is to reduce the amount of dogs ending up in rescues due to the lack of education offered to parents when expecting a baby or when a baby or toddler is already in the home and problems start to arise with their faithful dog.

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