Group dog training classes including good manners, impulse control, recall, and loose-lead walking, and scent games

These courses are for young dogs over four months old.
Location:  Indoor training facility at 120 Robert Street, Whangarei or an outdoor location in the Whangarei area. All dogs entering the training facility must be up to date with vaccinations.

Good Manners

Duration: 5 weeks (1 orientation without dog, 4 practical sessions with dog)

  • Tuesdays 24 September - 22 October 6:00 - 7:00 pm (fully booked, register your interest in the next courses obligation-free)

  • Fridays 1 - 29 November 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: 120 Robert Street, Whangarei
Cost: $120 for 5 weeks (includes training handbook)
Payment: Must be received in advance (online) or cash on the day. You will get an invoice before your first session.
Bookings: Essential - Min 3 for the course to go ahead, max 4-5

Wouldn’t it be nice if your dog walked on the lead without pulling, sat for a pat from visitors instead of jumping up, and behaved well around food, other people, and dogs? This course is a great for all young dogs. In this class, we will work on:

  • Sit, Down

  • Wait / Stay

  • Loose-lead walking, including walking past other dogs

  • Come when called

  • Accepting friendly strangers / greeting people politely

  • How to leave things alone when asked

  • Impulse control

  • Focus

  • Food manners

Not suitable for dogs highly reactive to other dogs or humans.

Other group classes offered depending on demand

Total Recall

Does your dog have selective hearing when you call her or does she simply ‘forget’ to come when she’s occupied? If you sometimes feel worried that your dog won’t come when you really need him to, this class is for you.

Duration: 3 weeks

  • Saturdays 5 - 19 October 2019 10:00 - 11:00 am Postponed. New dates will be posted soon.

Locations: First session at indoor training area at 120 Robert Street, sessions 2 and 3 outdoors
Cost: $ 70 per dog
Payment: Must be received in advance (online) or cash on the day. You will get an invoice before your first session.
Bookings: Required (small group) - Min 3 dogs for course to go ahead, max 5 dogs
Requirements: Dogs must be social around other dogs

Solid Sit

Duration: 1 session
Cost: $25
Next start date: To be scheduled

Is your dog a social butterfly and jumps up on everybody she meets? Or maybe you have an enthusiastic door dasher? Does your dog need to learn that ‘sit’ means ‘sit’ no matter what distractions are about? This one-session course centers around building a solid 'Sit' for building your dog’s impulse control. 

Walk nicely

Duration: 3 weeks
Cost: $60
Next start date: To be scheduled

It can be frustrating to feel like your dog is taking you for a walk instead of the other way around. This class gives you the tools you need to take calm, safe, and “easy on the arms” walks with your dog.