Meet our Trainers


Garay is always passionate about animals since he was child and is dedicated to promote force free training & the importance of enrichment.

His training principal is: “It’s not about control but a healthy relationship based on mutual respect”. He believes modern training should provide animals a sense of security and encourage their creativity.

Garay is a 10-year veteran animal trainer in Hong Kong. He studied Companion Animal Services CERTIFICATE III from Brisbane North Institute of TAFE in Australia 2007.

Before joining SPCA, he previously worked in Ocean Park for around 7 years as a Terrestrial & Marine mammal trainer, specialised in Panda & Golden monkey. He was a keeper with Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden’s Fauna Conservation Department around 2 years. He is also a certified professional animal trainer after graduating in Karen Pryor Academy(KPA)(CTP) in the USA 2016. And worked for 2 years as an Exotic Vet Assistant in (HWEVC).

Garay's goal is to teach people how to respect and how to live with animals peacefully!


Erik Tamm

Erik first became interested in training after adopting a dog with behavioral problems and later went on to study at the Academy for Dog Trainers where he found his true calling for force-free training. He enjoys working with all owners and dogs but has a soft spot for dogs struggling with fear and aggression.

Erik hopes that one day all animals will be trained with compassion and that the use of fear, pain or coercion will no longer be considered acceptable. Dogs make people happy. Erik’s goal is to teach people how to make their dogs happy too, especially when training them.


Lily Leung

Lily completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behavior Course from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

She is fully trained to work with both dogs and cats as a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers as well a Diploma holder in Feline Behavior and Psychology from the Center of Excellence. In particular, she earned a Distinction for their iCatCare Advanced Feline Behavior for Cat Professionals program.

Lily enjoys addressing behavioral issues and is a Fear Free Certified® Professional with specialties focusing on stress and anxiety management. This is further enhanced by her training dealing with animal aggression, having completed both the Animal Professionals Course as well as the Advanced Canine Aggression with Animal Professionals Course under Dr. Amber Batson.