Training and Behaviour
Yolanda and Zazu. Two times 1st place NZ National Rally O' Competition.
Zazu (11yrs old!) now has Rally O' Novice B. In this new field of dog sport Zazu is one of the first dogs to do so.
Dog training and teaching are the section of our business which Yolanda and Dennis undertake with a
As a qualified trainer, Yolandas' history with dogs (and animal training in general) goes back more
than twenty years. When Europe was discovering that a check chain could be thrown at a dog
or even a bottle with stones (!!!) would achieve the desired results she was there but knew
that it didn't feel right and there must be more. The domestic dog trainers in Europe
progressed and learnt more and more about positive motivational training and other forms of
training began to emerge and be utilised.
Yolanda is an accomplished Obedience, Agility , Scent work / Tracking, Heelwork to music and RallyO'trainer.
Dominance based methods (see below) are frowned upon and seen as a lesser method to train dogs. Sadly there is still a lot of it about.
Training and teaching with positive motivations is the way to achieve great
results with your dog. We are kept up to date with monthly European trade magazines, regular seminars, ongoing reading via the web, blogs, forums and many good books
and our Dog Walking Service keeps us in touch on a day to day basis with the diversity in all dogs, the language they speak, and how each individual dog doesnt have any
interest in a heirarchial structure. Domestic dogs want nothing more than a non-confrontational existence, with a bit of fun and play thrown into the mix.
Important Training news:
Our Training takes place in your home and the duration is 2 hrs (except for dog under 6mnths,
they tend to have a shorter attention span and training is thus shorter).
Rev in action with Yolanda.
Rev is loving the agility sport and shows how much a hobby can be enjoyed.
Ranked in his class in the top 20 NZ dogs. Achieved a 4th place at the nationals!
Another day at the office
Once we have met and been introduced to your dog we
will take him/her along for a FREE intro walk.
This is done for both the dog and the group into which they
might join. It has to be fun for the dog and a positive first
impression makes a world of difference to the whole
bonding process. Dogs walked by us must be of a social
Your pet will then be booked in. Picked up from home in
our custom built van on the arranged day(s) and taken for a
two-hour walk at varying locations. Afterwards your tired but
satisfied pet is returned home.
What we would like to achieve are groups of dogs who
all know one another, this in turn creates harmony and
Experience has shown that after a period with us, a dog
will become evidently fitter and slimmer. All-round a better
condition. This is not only due to "the walk", but also due
to a happy environment in which the dog finds itself.
He/she starts to look forward to its walking schedule.
This sums up in short what Happy Dog walking service
does. Still we all know that every dog is different and this is
also taken into account. Aspects such as medical condition
and/or age are watched closely, as is general physical
condition. You will be informed directly should anything
out of the ordinary be noticed.
Virtues of having the dog walked are: