About Us

Pawsitive Instinct is based in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.

I have always had a love of animals and been blessed with living and working with a variety of animals from parrots, cats, dogs, small animals, livestock and horses. 

I have a particular passion for natural animal nutrition and enrichment.

 I studied Animal Care (received academic awards of Excellence both years - 1999 & 2000) & Agricultural Science in High School as well as being on the High Schools Sheep Showing team for three years. I have done volunteer work for RSPCA &

Riding for the Disabled.

My current qualifications are:

  •  Certificate II in Companion Animal Industry Studies through TAFE QLD (2000)

  • Certificate of Participation: Step Up Parrots & People Working Together. Parrot Society Australia conducted by Barbara Heidenreich & Pamela Clark on positive reinforcement training and  parrot behaviour problem solving. (2013)

  • Certificate in Animal Nutrition through Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (2020)

  • Diploma in Canine Health & Nutrition through the British College of Canine Studies (with Distinction) (2021)

  • Certificate in Holistic Health for Dogs through the British College of Canine Studies (2022) (with distinction)

And am currently enrolled and studying for:​

  •  Diploma in Feline Studies through Compass Education and Training 

I share my life with Bella (Lhasa Apso, who sadly passed away 14/02/2022 at 13/14 years of age), Basil (Shih Tzu), Satinka (Shorthaired Tabby), Aslan (Shorthaired Tabby),  Finley & Willoughby (Guinea Pigs who sadly passed away just before opening our online shop but you will see him in some of our photos thorough the website), our new addition Wilfred a Labradoodle puppy, as well as a flock of cheeky parrots.

My aim is to provide quality enrichment, healthy treats and natural supplements and products as well as a service to provide healthy wholefood nutrition plans with a particular focus on felines to help you help your pets thrive

                               Ann-Marie

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