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.

Meet the Team

Debbie Kuhn

Founder & CEO

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 Zondi

Director & Trainer

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.

Tracy

Animal-behaviorist

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.

Ntebo

Animal Handler

Ntebo had no animal knowledge growing up but when she got in her twenties she was exposed to the different side of animals, dogs to be specific. Her love for these animals grew rapidly, her knowledge expanded, and has then since been one of the best and most amazing dog handlers at superdogs.

He is incredible with dogs.

He also an amazing dog handler..

Gerard

Animal Behaviorist / Trainer

Gerard has been exposed to  the animal world for so many years.

Over the years this has become one of the biggest parts of his life, he has trained K9 dogs, protection dogs, gundog work, tracking dogs, and more.

He’s the most amazing dog handler and has a lot of experience, he’s been training dogs for over 15 years.

Saby

Animal-behaviorist

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.

Gabrielle Harris

Animal Consultant

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.

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Kristy Keating

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.