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Dog Training Classes & Private Dog Training Options, Ashhurst, Palmerston North, Sunday 8th December, Class starts @ 1.30pm, min class size 4, max size 6, “Book Now” to secure your place.

Dog Training Classes & Private Dog Training Options, Ashhurst, Palmerston North, Sunday 8th December, Class starts @ 1.30pm, min class size 4, max size 6, “Book Now” to secure your place.

Hi there and welcome to the new Private Dog Training & Group Class Page.

Dog Training Classes and Private Dog Training with an expert dog trainer and behaviourist.

At this stage all dog training will be held once a month on a Sunday in the Ashhurst Domain and Saturday by appointment only in Woodville, however this may change in the future.

Cut off for enrolments, will be 5 days prior to the scheduled training day.

Group Class & Private Training, enrolment cut off date, will be 3rd December @ 5pm 2019

Small classes max no 6, Min 4, so you will learn more and I can spend more time with you and your dog. unlike some of the larger classes. Classes are kept, as age appropriate as possible.

To secure your place, Book Now! Start: Ashhurst Domain, Palmerston North, Sunday 8th December 2019 @ 1.30pm. Suitable for dogs of all ages.

My apologies for this but the Group Class will be cancelled if the minimum attendance numbers, are not met.  (minimum no 4)

Faq sheets, included in the price.

Group Class: Please Read – Your puppy needs to be fully vaccinated, before attending class. What does this mean?

The Basics+Canine Enrichment Group Class (2 hours only) min class size 4.

COST: $79

If you and your dog want to have some fun while training, then this class is for you.

The Basics+Canine Enrichment: Walking on a loose leash, Sit, Leave it, Wait/Stay, Recall, Jumping up, leash pulling, plus any other minor problems.

Canine Enrichment: Most dogs today, have lost the jobs they were born and bred to do and while physical exercise is good its not enough, dogs like humans need mental stimulation. Canine enrichment is great for teaching your dog to listen and focus on you, while having fun along the way, it also helps alleviate boredom, as the saying goes “a happy dog is a tired dog”.  In this class I will introduce you and your dog to: Canine Parkour, (it will make your daily walk and training more interesting and fun), scent games, plus a few ideas on how to keep your dog happy and occupied with everyday items, we often throw away. These games and training can be adapted so you can do them in your own backyard or inside your home.

Private Training Options

Sunday Only

Limited Spaces

Sunday 8th December
Ashhurst Domain, Ashhurst, Palmerston North

$60       Private Lesson (one hour only) 1 or 2 problems you would like help with. (aggression not included)

$120     Private Lessons (two hours only) 2 to 4 problems you would like help with. (aggression not included)

$250     Private Lessons (2 x 2 hour) The 2nd 2 hour lesson will be in one months time. This will give you time to practice what you have learnt. We will keep in contact via email, text & phone calls.  (aggression, basic obedience, long line usage for recreational and distance training).

My aim is to also promote dog safety & awareness so all training options will cover: How to socialize your dog, the right way. Basic dog behaviour & safety around dogs & people/Dog bite prevention, Responsible Dog Ownership/Dog Control Act.

Making a dog safety difference in 2019, most dog bites are preventable. It would be great if we could all in a small way help, turn the tide and try to reduce, through education, the number dog bites/ dog attacks in NZ.

Hopefully along the way, prevent someone from getting bitten and save a few dogs, a one way trip to the vet.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2019 in About

 

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Saying Goodbye to my monthly, 4 week Ashhurst Group Dog Training Classes.

Saying Goodbye to my monthly, 4 week Ashhurst Group Dog Training Classes.

For those of you who don’t know, I run a monthly 4 week course, throughout the year (4 x 1 hour every Sunday afternoon) in the Ashhurst Domain.

I have really enjoyed holding the classes and I have met some amazing people and their dogs over the years, but its now time for a change.

Over the past couple of years, I have seen a steady decline in the number of dog owners, wishing to attend my classes they along with other life changes, have collectively  made me stop, think and re-evaluate, where I want to be and what I want to be doing.

So with that in mind, I have revamped my dog training services, sold my house and I am in the process, of packing up and getting rid of a lot of my stuff.

I will still continue to support Haven Bull Breed Rescue and Education and continue to train dogs. “Out with the old and in with the new”, as the saying goes.

Information on my all New look group and private dog training packages, can be found here.

My regular 4 x 1 hour weekly Ashhurst classes, will cease on 4th February 2019.

My new group class format and private training packages, will commence on Sunday 24th March 2019 in the Ashhurst Domain. Group Class will commence @ 1.30pm.

As for my dog Holly and I, exciting new challenges await, Photography, Travel & Adventure, are calling.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2019 in About

 

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Dog Training Q & A to some frequently asked questions & queries

Dog Training Q & A to some frequently asked questions & queries

I thought I would do a Q & A page to answer some commonly asked questions and queries I frequently receive. This page will be updated as more Q & A are added.

Q 1.  Do you offer a performance guarantee?

Sorry no, I do not. When it comes to dog training, there are too many variables, I have no control of, to offer any kind of guarantee. Dog training is all about me teaching you how to handle/communicate and train your dog. Your dog may listen to me but your dog isn’t my dog, you have to do the work.  I can only advise, guide & show, I can’t make you listen and take note of my advice or suggestions. Neither can I make you work and spend time with your dog as required, on a daily basis.

Although, I can ask you to let me know, if something I have shown you, isn’t working for you, I can’t rely on you telling me. Dog training is about commitment,  there are no quick fixes when it comes to training your dog.

Trades people such as plumbers, mechanics etc, may guarantee their work and guarantee’s apply on most consumer  goods, eg cars, TV’s, fridge/freezers and the like. As with any written guarantee, you need to read the fine print, re conditions that can make guarantee null & void.

Some dog trainers may offer a guarantee, it maybe just a gimmick, to increase their client base, you need to read the small print.

Q 2. Are you a dog whisperer?

Dog whisperer is a phrase,  which has been used quite frequently since Robert Redford movie the “Horse Whisperer” was released in 1998. it was based on the 1995 novel “The Horse Whisperer” by Nicholas Evans.

In fact, All animals speak to us, if we as humans, choose to watch, listen and learn. So, no, I am not a dog whisperer but like many other people I can read and understand dogs and what they are trying to tell us.

Many dog trainers/behaviourists, over the years have used the phrase “dog whisperer”, as a good marketing tool, to increase their client base and revenue.

Q 3. Do you only hold “group dog training classes” on a Sunday?

Yes I do, I find for most people, the time and day is more convenient.

Q 4. When is your next Canine Parkour Class (urban agility)?

I am sorry but due to the lack of interest, I no longer hold Canine Parkour classes. I do however include an introduction to canine parkour, in my group classes and private training packages. I also offer a one hour private parkour training session, to anyone who is interested.

Q 5. Hi, just wondering when your next Pet Support Group meeting is?

Again, unfortunately due to the lack of interest, I know longer offer this free service.

Q 6. Do you train when its raining?

Yes I do, I train in all weather, unless it is extreme, or there is a possibility of someone getting injured e.g. Its a very windy day and there’s bark or branches breaking off trees and being tossed around, by the wind.  They have the potential to harm. So I will cancel, I usually contact people via phone or text. So, if the weather is a bit crappy, don’t assume I am going to cancel.  If you don’t hear from me, its still on.

 Q 7. Why do your classes cost more than the dog training clubs?

Volunteer club members, run the classes and they only charge a nominal amount to cover their basic costs. That is why their courses run for longer and cost less. Unlike myself and many other trainers, we have to cover our costs and live.

 

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2017 in About

 

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Dog Training Class Photos, Ashhurst Sunday 19/1/14

Dog Training Class Photos, Ashhurst Sunday 19/1/14

Here are a few photos of my 1st class for 2014. All had a great time and the weather stayed fine:-)

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in About

 

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Urban Dog Agility Classes – Ashhurst, Palmerston North June 30th @ 2pm

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.
Visit: http://www.zerobitesdogtraining.com/Urban-Dog-Agility.html
To see more photos of my current classes. Come and join in the fun

Cost: $50 4 x 1 hour sessions

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in About

 

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Dog Training Classes Ashhurst, Palmerston North Sunday 30th June @ 1pm


Dog Training Classes, Ashhurst, 30 June 2013
Sunday 30th June held in the Ashhurst Domain Start time: 1pm

Does your dog take you for a walk? Won’t come when called or generally won’t listen to you? Then come along to my basic obedience and behaviour classes. Where you will learn how to handle and train your dog.You will receive expert training and advice from an expert dog trainer and behaviourist.

You and your dog will have a lot of fun. Small classes, so you will receive more one on one attention and training. Maximum classes size: 5. The course runs for 4 weeks and FAQ sheets are included in the price. So come and join me.

Cost: $100

If you would like more information, visit my website or call ZeroBites Dog Training 06 3765024.

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2013 in About

 

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