Assistance Dog Training
Akela is able to offer specialised training to dogs whose owners would like assistance with their disability.
Julie Hancox is the trainer and instructor for ADNZ, who are working towards legal public access rights for these dogs in New Zealand.
Companion Dog Training
Akela is also able to source and train companion dogs for those who are working or elderly, wishing to avoid the puppy stages of dog ownership.
Sheep Dog Training
Introduction and assessment of working dogs to Stock
Basic commands stop and sides
Dog Training for Absentee owners
For those that do not have the time to train their dog Akela offers an introductory training program for your dog followed by a one on one or team training class with you on completion.
Problem Assessment and Intervention
Minor problems are usually able to be managed in the context of the NCL Programme. However if you have a persistent or serious problem that requires expert intervention we will do everything that we can to schedule you in but it is subject to time-availability. All such problem intervention will require in the first instance a Problem Assessment Session.
A Problem Assessment Session is an important part of the process that is required to determine the nature of the problem and level of intervention required. At times behavioural problems may stem from physical causes. In such cases a check-up with your local vet may also be requested.
**Off location Problem Intervention may be recommended as a result of the Assessment Session indicating that remedial work cannot be undertaken effectively in the dogs home environment. The reasons for this include:
- Excessive travel and accommodation costs
- Amount of time needed
As the client you will be fully advised regarding the best options for you and your dog before you commit to a Problem Intervention Re-Training Programme.