Expert Animal Trainer
Understand your pet's behaviour on a deeper level. Learn what motivates them, how to speak their language and how to tackle any training issues.
Private Training, Group Classes & Walking with Training
Private & Online Training
ZOO'S & AQUARIUMS
Animal Training & Enrichment Consultant
ANIMALS FOR MEDIA
Supplying & Training Animals for Movies, TV & Advertising
Presenter, Emcee, Guest Speaker
Best in Show
UK comedian and animal expert Emma Malik is the go-to trainer behind some of the world's rarest, weirdest, and often times deadliest animals. Originally hailing from the UK, Emma graduated from Europe's largest agricultural college with a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Science, majoring in animal behaviour. She later graduated from NASH Academy's Canine Program and for the last twenty years has been updating her skills with continuous professional development from some of the world's top behaviour and training specialists. With 20 years of experience under her belt and having worked and studied alongside some of the best in the animal training and behaviour industry - including Crufts championship obedience winner Terry Hannan, F.C.I world championship agility winner Lesley Olden and CEO of Performing Animals Welfare Standards International (PAWSI) Rona Brown - Emma is one of the most in-demand animal trainers in the world. Working with creatures most wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole, Emma has yet to meet one she couldn't train! In fact, she's so good at what she does that she has been invited to train animals around the world - including designer dogs in Europe, parrots for royalty, and exotic animals at the world's largest crocodile farm and sponsored to live in Australia just to train dogs! It is in Australia where she swiftly landed the reputation of training the untrainable.
It was a cheeky dare from a friend to sign up to an open-mic comedy night that set Emma on a new career trajectory and her position as the world's first and only "animal training stand-up comedian". Emma has since been busy travelling the world delivering her unique stand-up, peppered with acting and guest appearances as an animal trainer/comedian on such shows as The Jim Jefferies Show, Studio Ten and Better Homes & Gardens.
On stage Emma uses her unique platform and quick wit, audience interactions and high energy to advocate for rescuing animals, learning about and caring for all creatures great and small. Off stage Emma is tirelessly creating unique methods of training seemingly 'untrainable' animals from dangerous sharks and 400-kilo crocodiles to baby penguins and cuddly koalas, along with training their human carers.
As an entertainer and animal expert, Emma uses her unique platform to bring animals and people together.
Here’s What They’re Saying
My cavoodle has a barking problem from fear of wheels. I reached out to Emma to correct his behaviour before it gets worse. Emma was fantastic and also very funny. She went above and beyond by even inviting her partner to skateboard next to my dog to get him desensitised to the sound of wheels!! The whole training session was fun and educational.I look forward to future sessions with Emma again!
Our geriatric cat developed some attachment issues whilst we've been working from home and is getting more set in his ways as he gets older. When he got sick a few months ago, he was not sleeping at night and getting really distressed, which meant he was not recovering very well and we were not getting any sleep.
Emma was able to do an online consultation with us and we went through all of the background and behaviours. She came up with a detailed plan for us to follow, that covered his meals, training and sleeping. Fast forward a week and we've seen a vast improvement, with a much happier cat and better slept humans. We can't recommend her enough!
Emma has worked as an animal training specialist at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo for many years. From the smallest dunnart to a 5m saltwater crocodile and everything in between, there is no animal training challenge too great or small for Emma. Zoos and aquariums strive for the best welfare for the animals in their care and animal training is a critical part of how we support this by allowing animals to voluntarily participate in their care. The lives of our animals and the keepers who have been mentored into animal trainers are undoubtedly better for having had Emma in them.
Ben Buchanan Curator WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Emma and I had a Sunday morning online training session with Pescado, a rescue lorikeet. Pescado was handed in to a local vet after a resident found him collapsed in their backyard, he understandably has some trust issues! Doing the training online worked perfectly as I doubt having a unfamiliar person in the room would have worked at all.
I’d done fairly well following some online guides but having an experienced trainer see exactly what I was doing and how Pescado was responding was amazing! Emma took notes and provided a summary and a personalised training plan. After a few weeks with the new training system Pescado flys to me each morning for breakfast and is much more comfortable with me. A big feat for a tiny bird that had a big trauma and and unknown history.