The Fur Get Me Not Story
Fur Get Me Not was born through recognition that people and their expectations of their dogs are changing. Dogs are no longer just pets they are an integral part of the family. This means there is an increased expectation of the level of manners or behaviour we expect of our dogs and wanting to offer them the best life possible.
Fur Get Me Not’s mission is to improve the wellbeing and mental health of dogs and help people to live the life they want to live with their dog. Fur Get Me Not believes that the only effective way to train a dog is by building a strong relationship built on trust and mutual respect. Committed to only using methods that are scientifically proven and effective and based on positivity, quality and transparency. People were seeking a service that took a kind and gentle approach not just with their dog but the entire family and Fur Get Me Not is committed to always erring on the side of kindness.
In 2021 Fur Get Me Not launched their veterinary care location at Rocklea as Whisper’s Wellbeing Centre taking the level of service they offer to the next level.
Meet Our Unreal Team
The magicians who are responsible for all the magic that happens in our company
Director and Senior Behavioural Dog Trainer
Cassandra is the owner of Fur Get Me Not and full time Behavioural Dog Trainer. Fur Get Me Not is a modern dog training service driven by a commitment to positivity, quality, transparency, and service like none other. Cassandra’s non-canine professional background was working in executive positions in the not-for-profit sector. Now she happily works every day to improve the lives of the local canine community.
Cassandra is also a Board member of the Pet Professional Guild Australia and has been certified as a professional trainer by the Pet Professional Guild and Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
Cassandra has welcomed German shepherds, Mastiffs, Silky terriers, Rhodesian ridgebacks and Greyhounds into her family. She currently lives with a Whippet called Bones and her soulmate, Shimmy, who is a Kelpie cross and her newest family member and partner in crime, Whisper, who is a Mastiff cross.
Cassandra is always continuing her studies and professional development as a behavioural trainer. She regularly travels the country to ensure she brings the most current and effective training methods to her clients. She is committed to modern positive reinforcement-based training only and believes this is the only effective method to get a well mannered and happy dog. Cassandra has also been mentored by a leading Behavioural Vet to enhance her knowledge and skills in supporting dogs with mental health issues.
She has an advanced certificate in Canine Reactive Behaviour, Certificate in Canine Anxiety, studies in Canine Coaching and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Not only is Cassandra passionate about helping busy people give their dog the life they deserve, but also assisting people to build the kind of relationship that she has with Shimmy, Whisper & Bones.
Senior Behavioural Dog Trainer & Blog Author
Dr Alison Shen
Dr Alison Shen BVSc (hons) CVA (IVAS) is a small animal veterinarian with an interest in behaviour. She is currently completing her fear free certification.
Dr Alison is also a qualified veterinary acupuncturist and runs a mobile rehabilitation unit in Brisbane. She has a passion for complementary therapies and rehabilitation for patients post orthopaedic surgery and older pets and making veterinary care enjoyable for pets and their owners.
Dr Alison has “Billy” a rescue Greyhound and “Pineapple” and “Coconut”, two rescue guinea pigs!
Alicia is passionate about helping to raise a happy, healthy and resilient dog. Alicia is excited to be working with puppies to ensure we help you to give them the best start to life. Alicia has completed an Advanced Certificate in Canine Coaching. She is currently studying the Canine Professional Accredited Diploma. Alicia has a Bachelor of Education and has been in the teaching and education field for many years. Alicia is keen to combine her teaching skills and experience with her passion for force free and positive dog training.
Alicia is also very knowledgable about enrichment and has been working at one of the best animal enrichment retail stores for the last few years. Alicia spends her time off with her small but mighty Dachshund. Alicia is helping Eddy to learn how to exercise consent and choice for procedures like nail clipping and vet trips.