About Brooke Foy

Managing Director, The Positive Pet Project
Ass. Dip. Soc Sci (residential care), Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (CGC™), Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Delta Institute Accredited Professional Dog Trainer

Brooke Foy is the owner and Managing Director of The Positive Pet Project (formerly IntaDOGZ Dog Training). Brooke is a highly qualified trainer and animal behavior expert who is passionate about assisting people to create and enhance their bond with their pets.

Not only does Brooke bring a lifetime of experience training animals, a 20-year career as a social worker means that Brooke can relate to humans as well as she can relate to their pets – which is the key to the success of her pet training business which has been operating for over seven years.

Brooke and her team of positive trainers work together to deliver the philosophy of The Positive Pet Project, including running group classes, attending private consultations and training people in how to train their pets.

She has also worked with exotic animals in behaviour enrichment and training husbandry behaviours and has spent many years working with local animal rescue organisations training volunteers and developing and implementing training programs for the animals in their care.

The Common Ground Project

Brooke takes her commitment to raising awareness of positive reinforcement training and the power of the human-canine bond among community leaders very seriously. She has worked, and continues to work, in collaboration with federal, state and local groups as a positive training and behavior consultant.

CGlogoOne example of her contribution is with “The Common Ground Project”, where her role focused on ensuring homeless and low-income earners can continue to live with their pets in purpose-built accommodation. The project commenced in 2011 and, through collaboration with the Federal and QLD governments and local community organisations, Brooke was the principal consultant for ensuring the welfare of the pets and their owners who were transitioning to new purpose-built accommodation.

She implemented strategies to assist the animals in the transition to their new home, and to educate the owners on how to minimise the stress involved. This was and continues to be an important project, as it truly builds a sense of community and belonging through ownership, interaction and common experience for homeless people and their pets.

Ultimately, the project resulted in the development of a 146-unit building that combines residential, retail/commercial and community spaces to enhance social inclusion and Brooke’s contribution has ensured that the pets of homeless people and low-income earners can live with their owners in their new accommodation.