Welcome to PADS-Personal Assistance Dog Solutions


Based in Mudgee, NSW, Adele Lindley is the proprietor of PADS and is a passionate and dedicated trainer with over 30 years’ experience in the animal industry. Her aim with PADS is to help you train your dogs with scientifically proven positive reinforcement training. This has been proven to be the most effective way to train any animal. This approach to training is also very widely used around the word in zoos, farming etc to train animals for animal husbandry requirements as well as for medical intervention and treatments.

Over the past 15 years there has been a major shift in dog training and the way we train our dogs, or in fact any animal. Training has changed dramatically as more scientifically proven research becomes available. Adele has spent many years researching and learning these new skills to be able to bring them to her clients. Adele has a wealth of experience not just in training but running a multi dog household, breeding, rearing and training her own dogs and pups and she is aware of the positive outcomes and the pitfalls of having dogs and can help you to manage your dog/s with a more positive approach.

Adele’s major passion and experience is working with other organisations within the assistance dog sector and also from time to time trains dog for her clients or helps them to train their own. Having her own disabilities she is well aware of the difficulties many disabled people have and will do her best to accommodate her clients and provide a program suitable for their dog’s needs.

Her pet dog training programs are all about manners, animal welfare, care, animal husbandry, enrichment programs, grooming and maintenance. Having a multi dog household Adele is very aware of how much is involved in the care, welfare and training of dogs.

Adele has been working in the animal assisted therapy and assistance dog sector for over 30 years and takes her job very seriously making sure that she can provide you with the best possible service to her clients.

Adele’s qualifications, training and membership are as follow;

Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy

Greenhound Assessor

NSW Transport approved Trainer/Certifier

Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services, Delta Institute Australia

Canine Good Citizen Award™, Accredited Trainer, Delta Institute Australia

Medical Alert Dog Trainer, trained by internationally renowned sniffer dog trainer Debby Kay and her Super Sniffer Program™

Scent Detection Dog Trainer, trained by internationally renowned sniffer dog trainer Debby Kay and her Super Sniffer Program™

Certificate in Animal Behavior and Welfare through the University of Edinburgh, UK

Certificate in EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a Veterinarian? Through the University of Edinburgh, UK

Pets as Therapy Temperament Assessor, Area coordinator and Speaker formerly for Pets as Therapy, UK

Member of the Australian Association of Pet Dog Trainers  (APDT, Australia)

Pet Professional Guild International and Australia

A Member of the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) as an Australian Provider Member

Family Paws Parent Educator – Dogs and Storks and Dogs and Toddlers Connection Program

Doggone Safe – Be a Tree Presenter

Current Senior First Aid Certificate


APDT Annual Conference 2014

Multi Dog Households – Emily Larlham

Canine Emotional Detox (CED) – Dianne Garrod

Exploring the Possibilities of Targeting – Emily Larlham

Tellington Touch – Robyn Hood

What is going on Between the ABC’s – Emily Larlham

Children in Dog Training Classes – Elaine Kennedy

Solving Frustration – Emily Larlham

Discover the Fun and Benefits of K9 Nose Work ® – Marion Brand

Separating Triggers – Emily Larlham

Looking Deeper into THE CED – Dianne Garrod

Relaxation as Part of A Stress Release Program For Dogs – Diane Garrod

Anticipation: The Sweetest Smell Of All – Peta Clarke

K9 Nosework ® Demonstration – Marion Brand

Simplifying Behaviour Modification for the Client – Dianne Garrod

Multi-Dog Households Fighting – Diane Garrod

Awareness Through Movement – Robyn Hood

Activating and Unlocking a Dogs DNA – 10 Sports Every Dog Trainer Needs to Know About – David Graham

Solving the Puzzle – Diane Garrod

Adele has also been awarded the “Positive about Disabled People, Two Ticks Award” in the UK in 2003 for her care and ambition to see disabled people succeed in their jobs through a company she owned in the UK.

After returning to Australia in 2008 Adele has provided pups from her own breeding program to Guide Dogs, SA.NT, Dogs for Kids with Disabilities, Paws for Diabetes, Dogs for Schools and also dogs for The DELTA dogs program and other animal assisted therapy roles. She has also supplied and helped mentor and train a variety of dogs for private individuals.

If you would like help with your dog, please contact Adele on 0458 755 757 or email adele@pads-australia.org