COAPE SA Sales Team
Anthea started dog training in 1998. She has been competing in agility for many years. In 2009 she took a small cross breed, who she adopted from her local SPCA, to the World Agility Championships in Belgium and came 7th in agility. She has many local agility titles, including national winner.
Anthea also ran her own agility and puppy school. She studied canine ethology and worked as a behaviourist for the SPCA and has sat on the SPCA committee. She now owns and shows Jack Russell Terriers, trains agility, and is a consultant for Rehab Dogworks in George.
Anthea is the Sales Representative for COAPE SA in George and the surrounding areas.
Renata May De Villiers
Renata has always had an undying passion and love for animals and dreamt of working with animals and improving the welfare of animals. She started obedience training at the age of 13 with her 5-year-old min pin, where her love for obedience dog training began and grew. She then adopted a German Shepherd puppy who she took to puppy classes run by Karin Pienaar. Renata went to the USA in 2015 for a year and volunteered at an animal welfare organisation, and found the experience invaluable.
She came back to South Africa to start her dog training and animal behaviour studies through COAPE SA and she is currently busy with the CO1 Dogwise Stage 1 course. She re-joined the dog training scene when she got back to SA and started helping with obedience classes once again. She also recently adopted a pit bull puppy, who has joined her in her dog training journey. She has always taken part in volunteer work, as it pushes her forward and reminds her of what she is working towards, namely a better standard of living for all animals.
Renata’s goal is to help others obtain training and certifications in all aspects of animal behaviour, training and care, in order to help people better understand animals and why they do what they do, as well as to build a better relationship and communication with animals.
Renata is the Sales Representative for COAPE SA in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding areas.
Tayla has been fascinated with animals and animal behaviour for as long as she can remember. After school, she went on to complete a Biodiversity and Ecology degree, and since then her time has been split between working in the pet industry, as well as in the field of wildlife conservation. Her qualifications include the COAPE CertCAB (2013) and ThinkingPets Puppy Instructor Level 2 (2016).
Tayla is currently running a Dog Walking and Pet Sitting business and plans to enrol for the COAPE EMRA Advanced Diploma to qualify as an Animal Behaviourist. She also has a passion for Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and is involved in The Underdog Project based at DARG.
Tayla is the Sales Representative for COAPE SA in Cape Town and the surrounding areas.
Danielle has had a passion for animals from an early age, from growing up with wide range of dogs: Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, Jack Russell Terriers, and mixed breeds.
She has been in an administration environment since her return from the UK, where she spent three years travelling and working. Currently she is making her way through the COAPE Dogwise Stage 1 course and has set a goal of starting a canine centric business in the form of grooming, training and behavioural consulting upon her completion of her COAPE Diploma in Animal Behaviour. She is also involved in the private emergency medical services as a Training Coordinator.
She shares three dogs with her fiancé and daughter – Smiley, Molly and Luna. Luna is a German Shepherd and is currently undergoing training as a therapy dog. Danielle is also a member of her local dog training club and the ABC of SA.
Danielle is the Sales Representative for COAPE SA in East London and the surrounding areas.
Growing up, Toni knew she always had a deep love and connection with animals and nature. The journey of life did not include one step without an animal companion by her side to guide and support her. These included dogs, cats and horses throughout.
Although her career led her into the corporate environment of IT and business software sales and account management for the last couple of decades, Toni has now decided to change her career path. The COAPE SA courses and philosophy opened her eyes to looking at our companion animals in a very different way and inspired her to follow her heart.
She has completed the COAPE C01 Dogwise Stage 1 course and has now enrolled for the online COAPE Diploma in Animal Behaviour; the desired result of being a fully qualified and practicing animal behaviourist.
One of her main objectives is to make a difference in the human companion animal relationship, allowing for the true joy of the relationship to be revealed through understanding. She also aims to utilise the skills and experience gained through the Diploma to expand this philosophy and methods into the equine space.
Her current family consists of her boyfriend, Anesan, their two dogs Chikita, a Jack Russell, and Spirit, A Husky, as well as Carousel, her warmblood mare.
Toni is the Sales Representative for COAPE SA in Johannesburg and the surrounding areas.