Meet the Team
We are a team of dedicated animal lovers, passionate about creating happy, healthy and sustainable relationships between animals and their owners. Nine times out of ten, “problem dogs” are just good dogs suffering from a communication breakdown between them and their owners. We make it our business to help bridge this gap so that owners understand their pets, equipping them with the basic knowledge and respect needed to develop a good relationship with their pet. It takes a lot of discipline and dedication to care for animals the right way, and to make sure their lives are as fulfilled as they should be. We look forward to meeting you and your friend soon.
Founder & Director
Debbie has been training animals since 1986. Working with animals is her labour of love and she is currently employed at uShaka Marine World as a senior dolphin trainer and show presenter. Her job has provided her with the opportunity to travel internationally, where she has gained extensive experience in marine mammal training. She has worked hands-on with fellow animal behaviourist to learn more about training principles and show presentation, voluntary medical sampling, water work, medicals, water chemistry, avoiding aggression and staff training. Debbie has also trained terrestrial animals (chimps and elephants) as well as beluga whales. Debbie is passionate about the ethical training of animals, to ensure a mutually fulfilling relationship with our animal friends. Teaching people about the importance of conservation is one of the many reasons she is so passionate about her career. As a dog lover, dog training has always been a passion of Debbie’s. She has experience in working with “problem” dogs/owners, show dogs, advanced obedience, tracking, agility and protection.
Thobani has lived in the Molweni Township for the last 8 years. Prior to this he lived in Pietermaritzburg. He has 2 little girls, aged 3 years and 5 years. Thobani may have started with humble beginnings, however his skills as an animal trainer have grown to the point where he has been asked to consult internationally. He has even done show business. He has trained dogs to take part in stage shows. This professional dog trainer is an incredible asset to Superdogs, and to you. Thobani is primarily involved in our in-board training program and he occasionally assists with classes. Another primary responsibility is working one on one with In-board trained dog’s people. Assisting them to work with their dogs to achieve the same responses as he does.
Doggy Daycare Manager
Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Kerry and I’ve been in the animal industry for about 17 years.What I’ve come to learn over the years is that there is nothing better in the world than to have the honor of being able to make an animals life better. And THAT is what I’m extremely passionate about.Be it through play, training or even just those quite cuddle moments.
I have just recently returned home from Dubai where I worked for 2 years at Doggy Hotel called My Second Home.My second home is the largest indoor dog facility in the world and is exactly what the name states it is. I had the privilege of being involved in all the aspects of a dogs well being. I was in charge of the training department, running both group and private lessons as well as home calls. I was actively involved in doggy inductions into the day care system as well as involved in all there daycare play sessions and enrichment requirements. The joy of watching dogs run around and play together as well as learning from each other is indescribable as well as extremely valuable. I’m looking forward to meeting all the dogs and yes, the parents too. Here’s to many happy moments to come.
My name is Nomsa Terayi well known as Tracy. I am 26 years old. I am originally from Zimbabwe. I now live in KZN because of my lovely job at Superdogs. When I first started my job at Superdogs I thought it was all about the money but now I love and experience increases every day the more Time I spend with dogs. The more time I spend with the animals the more I want to learn about animals overcoming the fear of dogs was the greatest moment of my discovery. Superdogs is not just my job it has become my second home. I love my job and the dogs that I train.
Zac grew up around animals. From being a child of parents that worked at Sea world his first-day care was next to the penguin pool exhibit. His first pet was a rat that went everywhere with him. Then dogs, cats, and a pig. Zac was raised by an animal trainer so he had no choice but to learn. He has always had horses at home too and is a brilliant horse rider. Zac has a natural way around dogs as a result of his animal rich upbringing.
My name is Masabata Shozi known as Saby. I am originally from the Eastern Cape. I moved to KZN a few years ago where I happened to get an AMAZING job at Superdogs. I have always had cynophobia but as soon as I started working at superdogs it was all gone because I was introduced to a different side of dogs. Superdogs has become my home and the dogs I train become my family. I have had the best experience at Superdogs. I am living in a dream I didn’t even know I had.
Animal behaviour has interested and perplexed humanity for centuries and a desire to understand why animals do what they do has resulted in vast amounts of research being conducted on the topic. Having been an animal trainer since 1990 and being surrounded by animals her entire life, Gabby Harris offers a new and astonishing way of viewing animal behaviour and what humanity can learn from the animal kingdom if they simply remove the science and open their hearts. The key ingredients of success are compassion and understanding. Gabby does Superdogs house calls and works on building understanding and relationship between owner and owner’s best friend.
Did you know Superdogs HR and IR is proudly delt with by Blacksuits!?
Blacksuits is an Outsourced HR Company that sees business in a whole different light. They are just as unique as their Re-Source solutions that are sure to WOW you!
Blacksuits is best known for acknowledging that our business needs to focus on business, “WOWING” our clients and our brand.
As the Blacksuits team say: “Your business needs its people to succeed and that is why Blacksuits solution starts in HR because HR is the backbone of any business. Blacksuits provides Recruitment, admin, payroll, marketing, operations, finance and accounts, IR/HR, legal and company secretarial services.”
With Blacksuits as our partner, Superdogs is run efficiently and by the book. For more information, visit their website on: https://blacksuits.co.za
Blacksuits CEO & Animal Lover
Besides working hard as the CEO of Blacksuits, Kristy loves to come play with all the pets at Superdogs from time to time. You might just see her around playing with your pet. Kristy is a Superdogs Superstar Volunteer.