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Dogs Best Friend's Behavioural & Training Services 

Do you just wish your dog would relax? Are they sooo excitable! Maybe they are a bit grumpy around other dogs (to say the least)? Perhaps your beloved buddy has even been 'kicked out' of Daycare. Well, for these situations and more that can be impacting on your household, you have come to the right place.

A happy and well behaved dog is going to mean less stress for all involved and more fun! With a deeper bond between yourself and your dog for now and the rest of your dogs life...

As a Dog Behavioural Consultant and Dog Trainer I service much of the Waikato as well as Rotorua and Tauranga. With this, prices are dependent on my mileage to you. 

 *I believe in dealing with 'behavioural issues' where they are actually occurring. With this, I am assessing your dog with all their usual stimulus around them, including yourselves and we are undertaking our training in your home environment (as well as time spent at a nearby park etc if this is where issue behaviours are being exhibited and is included in your pricing). 

**The key to successful training is earning your dogs trust and respect. This why I strongly believe a dog trainer cannot truly 'train your dog for you.' 


                                                         A Qualified Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer since 2004                                                                                                                                                                                             .  

Examples of issues I can come and help you with include (but are not limited to) 

  • Aggression (including Fear Aggression)
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Nuisance barking
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Jumping up
  • Territorial behaviour
  • Behaving in the car
  • Not listening to you
  • Destructive behaviour (Chewing, Digging etc.) 

Dogs Best Friend's approach is a way to live with your dogs for life.


Through my,

'Behavioural Modification Consults' - A thorough and comprehensive system. 

I come to you for a series of three visits, essentially coaching you. I believe it is important to visit you in your home to truly get an entire, comprehensive picture of your situation. I get to know you as part of getting to know your dog. 

The pricing for these three visits is FROM* $685 (TOTAL for three visit package). *An increase in cost with increase in mileage.  I can give you this price over the phone or email :-)

This covers 

1. A Preliminary Assessment, getting to the route of the 'issues' you are facing. I come in with 'fresh eyes,'  there's a saying, 'Those who live near a waterfall do not hear it's roar' and I find the sentiment to be true in this work. The Preliminary Assessment takes approximately 1.5 hrs, where I carefully read and assess your dogs behaviour and particular set of circumstances. 

2. A Behavioural Modification Information Visit* - where I am looking to address the issues you are having, with demonstration where needed and a full set of Personalized Consultation Notes given to you (a 'Behaviour Modification Plan'- dealing with the real causes of the problems arising), taking approximately 2.5 hours. Then, 

3. A Follow-Up Appointment, approximately 4 weeks after the Information Visit, taking around 45 mins - where we assess progress made, keep you on your toes - hold you accountable ;-) and look to the future. 

*As mentioned, we can also visit a nearby area, such as a local park, as part of your second visit if this is where some of the behaviours are being displayed. This is inclusive in your pricing.


You can also contact me via phone or email throughout the visitation process. 

**More than one dog? Dogs Best Friend does not charge any more for more than one dog.    

Our dogs Trev and Lily

                                                                                                      “Thank you for giving us the skills and techniques that we can use for the rest of our dogs lives that are simple, yet totally effective in every way.”

Maureen Stewart 

     "We were thrilled with your wise and practical suggestions and training tips"                                                                                                                                The Valentine Family.

The greatest gift Selina left us after she came to see us, was an improved relationship with our dog. We have been able to relax and enjoy him more since her visit.”  Bonnie M.                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                 Below, our sleepy pup Lily...

A 'Puppy Introduction' Session

Whereby I visit you in the comfort of your own home, here we discuss and I demonstrate where applicable, general training information and common 'behavioural issues' you could encounter with your new pup. This takes approximately 2.5 hrs.

A booklet of training instructions is also provided to refer back to.

Priced from $225.00

I also offer...

A 'Baby on the Way' Session

Expecting a baby and already have a furry family?

Taking approximately 1.5 hrs, the 'Baby on the Way' Session looks at what it means to bring a little human into your pack and how to best prepare your dog for this new situation. Also, a handy booklet of instructions is provided for you to refer back to.


I am also available for Private or Public Seminars/Talks and Group Training/Instruction. For doggy day cares, dog groomers, dog rescue organizations and other pet industry professionals this is a great opportunity to up skill, we can look at handling techniques, management and more :-) 

Contact me today, to discuss an education program to help you and your organization. Price upon application. 

As well, I undertake FREE School 'Dog Behaviour/Dog Safety' Talks within my working area, please feel free to enquire.   

Call Dogs Best Friend today for a obligation free conversation on 021 353 669 

Alternatively email   




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dog training

puppy training

dog trainer operating in the Hamilton, Waikato and Tauranga area's of New Zealand

dog behaviourist / dog behaviour specialist