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Dog Training & Covid-19: The New Normal guidelines for Classes & Private Training.

Dog Training & Covid-19: The New Normal guidelines for Classes & Private Training.

Hello everyone, I hope you and your dogs are all well. New Zealand has relatively small amount of Covid-19 cases, compared with the rest of the world but it is still here.  So non of us can afford to be complacent.

If you are feeling unwell, stay home, if you have a cough, cold or flu symptoms, stay home and go visit your GP.

While Covid-19, at this stage is not believed to be a health threat to dogs, they can test positive for Covid-19, from what I have read the dogs were in households where the virus was present. Human to animal transmission. Dogs can carry it on their body, although the experts say there is a very low risk of humans contracting the covid-19 from dogs, I personally wouldn’t let anyone pat my dog but that is up to you.

Please read the enclosed link, for more detailed information Can dogs get the Coronavirus?

So to help us all stay safe, the new Dog Training Guidelines are as follows:

Same rules apply for Class and Private Training

  1.   New Normal: You must supply your own dog’s water bowl plus water. (for your dog only, no sharing with another dog) I used to supply a bowl plus water for your dogs to drink out of, while training.  
  2. New Normal: You must supply your own dog treats, again no sharing with another dog.
  3. New Normal: Don’t forget to bring your dogs lead, halter, collar etc make sure they are all in good order, as I can’t give you one to use.
  4. New Normal: Social Distancing, 4 meters, you may ask “why 4 meters”? Dogs can’t meet, so 2 meters distance for you and 2 meters for your dog. (covers the length of your arm and leash)
  5. New Normal: Bring and use your own hand sanitizer. Also gloves and masks if you choose to wear them.


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Posted by on May 12, 2020 in About


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The Dangers of Playing with Laser Lights

Very interesting article and a must read on the dangers of playing laser light games with your dog and the possible behaviour problems they can cause.

Paws Abilities

Howie* was an adorable little teddy bear of a dog. He wiggled as I sunk my hand into his plush, soft, curly fur. A delightful Cavachon, Howie adored people and loved to meet new friends. He sat beside me on the sofa, leaning into my touch. The room was dark other than a single lamp, the curtains not just drawn but clipped shut. Howie’s foster caregivers told me about his obsessions as we sat in the dim room, being careful not to move and throw shadows on the floor. I took notes, pausing occasionally to pet the little dog.

Howie was surrendered to the rescue when his self-injurious behavior became too much for his owners to handle. He was housetrained, friendly to people, and a delight with children. When he arrived at his foster caregiver’s home, he sported an oozing, open wound on his muzzle and nose. Howie was obsessed…

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in About


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Dog Training Special: 2 for 1 deal, Bring a friend and share the cost $349 for 5 x 1 hour private dog training sessions

Offer valid to 31st Jan 2015

Usual Price $350 per person

Manawatu:, Palmerston North, Ashhurst & Tararua areas only 

Dog training/ Dog behaviour modification designed to suite your needs.

I will teach you how to handle your dog in everyday situations,.
Covers, Obedience/puppy training. Any unwanted dog behaviour, including aggression.
Dog Bite Prevention/Dog Safety, Dog Control Act education, is included in all training courses.
Please fill out the form below:

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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in About


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Dog Training & Behaviour Modification: Wairarapa, Greytown, Masterton, Featherston & Carterton. Commencing on Saturday September 27th. Book Now! to secure your place

I will be visiting Greytown, on a monthly basis, providing there is enough interest, Commencing on Saturday September 27th.

The venue is located next to the dog park on the corner Cotter & Pierce Street.

I will be holding, 2 hour private training sessions for behaviour problems. As well as 2 hour group training sessions for specific problems and basic obedience, except for dog aggression. If you have an aggressive dog, you will be working privately with me and one of my training dogs.

Dog behaviour problems such as:                           Basic obedience:                        

Aggression                                                                   Sit, Stay, Leave it, Recall, Down, loose leash walking.
Jumping Up                                                                  All my training programs and courses include segments
Digging holes                                                               on Dog Safety and Dog Control Act.
Breed specific problems
Separation related problems
Not coming when called
Destructive behaviour
Pulling on the lead

Cost: 2 hour Private training session $120

Group: 2 hour training session $89 Min number for group training 2 max 3.

Prices include all Faq Sheets. $50 deposit required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid on the day of training.

Cancellation fees will apply.

Please Quote the Coupon no, when booking. Discount Coupons valid only for residents of Greytown, Masterton, Featherston & Carterton areas. Please fill out the form below:


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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in About


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Urban Dog Agility Classes: Woodville & Ashhurst, Palmerston North. Start 12th & 13th October 2013

Urban Dog Agility Classes: Woodville & Ashhurst, Palmerston North. Start 12th & 13th October 2013

Urban Dog Agility also known as canine parkour is a great way for you and your dog to exercise and have lots of fun by using natures obstacles and everyday objects you come across, while out on your daily walk.
Some basic obedience knowledge is required but there are no barriers, with a little adaptation and imagination, all breeds and ages can do this.

You will be surprised what you and your dog can achieve. Combined with obedience training, it will strengthen your communication and training skills. Both you and your dog will become more confident, in everyday situations. Even nervy and reactive dogs can benefit by participating in Urban Agility because your dog will be focused on you and what you are asking it to do.

So come along and join the fun, Book Now!
4 x 1 hour sessions for $50
Classes start in Woodville @ 2.30pm Sat 12th October
Classes start in Ashhurst @ 2pm Sun 13th October
To checkout more photos from previous classes, click on the link below:

To sign up Now. Fill out the form below. Min class size 3 Max 5


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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in About


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Dog Behaviour Problems

Dog behaviour problems seem to be on the increase, especially aggression, if you have a problem do something about it right away. As with any behaviour or training issues there are no quick fixes, Work has to be done on a daily basis. There’s no such thing as a quick fix, it can take lot of time (depending on the problem) and effort, on the part, of the owner.

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Posted by on June 8, 2013 in About


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