Pet Lodge in Tauranga is open for business. We will care for your dogs and Cats while you are away.
Small Dogs; $30
Medium Dogs; $33
Large Dogs; $35
Please allow about 2 hours
We go through all the behaviours you want to work on. + $50 for each extra dog
Please allow about 2 hours
We go through all the behaviours you want to work on. + $50 for each extra dog Plus travel $1 per km from Pyes Pa, Tauranga
I do a training demonstration on stage with 2 dogs that I have never worked with before and normally have no idea on the dogs beforehand. Tickets, for humans and the VIPooch tickets are limited to 2 bring your dog.
You come to Tauranga for a weekend. Drop your dog off Friday evening or Sat We have a training session Sat 11am, you leave your dog here overnight and we do a follow-up session the next morning 11am.
I work with your dog between time.
You get to have a weekend away in Tauranga and I look after and train your dog. Excludes humans' accommodation.
One on one follow-up session
Group training follow-up session . Only for clients that have had the one on one lesson
Your dog stays with us for training - read below for more information
Your dog stays in our home so training is 24/7 minimum 2 weeks , suggested 3 to 5 depending on what is needed to overcome. This includes the human lesson at the end.
We work with your dog several times a day to get the best results. Being out in the kennels is also good for their social skills. This includes the human lesson.
This is only for clients that have had Board n Train. Your dog will have several sessions during each day while they are with us.
This is only for clients that have had previous sessions with us so is a follow-up session. Drop them off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon.
Very limited spaces as we only do one home and one kennel train and board at a time
We train using your dogs natural instincts no harsh methods. We do not use pinch collars, electric collars. You use a normal collar or harness whatever you prefer.
We get you to put together a wish and winge list of all the behaviours you would like to work on and we go through them on the day.
The lesson normally runs around 2 hours and you are given exercises to do with your dog. The more you do these excersises the better the training works.
A 1 on 1 dog training lesson is for dogs over 6 months to any age. We suggest puppy classes for younger dogs, this is a great time for your dog to get to know your vet clinic.
Some of the behaviours we work with are
Pulling on the lead - Barking - aggression - jumping up - biting/mouthing - reactive, answering the door.
I explain why I don't use treat training for behaviour but sometimes do for tricks.
Why you should Not make your dog sit before crossing the road.
Why mat or crate training is important.
When is it ok for my dog to bark?
and any other behaviour questions you might have.
All lessons are held in Pyes Pa, Tauranga I no longer do home lessons. Normal lesson times are 11am 7 days a week.
We understand the initial dog training can be hard and time consuming, that is where Train and Board comes in.
Your dog will stay with us for between 3 to 5 weeks depending on the changes that are required. We go through all the behaviours you want us to work on and on pick up we have a training session with you to make sure you have the tools to keep the training going. You also have our ongoing support.
All of our boarding and training guests enjoy plenty of room for exercise and fun! We are conveniently located in Pyes Pa in Tauranga.
Our experienced on-site team has dedicated their lives to caring for dogs. All training residents are professionally handled at all times. We personally oversee your dog’s playtime, feedings, training and more! Your pet’s health, wellness, and happiness are our number one priority.
Contact us to find out if this option is suitable for your dog/s
Learn to understand your dog’s behavior Ask the dog trainer questions and watch her work with a dog she has never met in front of everyone. Would you like to bring your dog?
Have you got a dog at home that is stressing you out a bit more than it should?
Go home with helpful tips on communicating better with your dog.
Interactive dog training demonstration that takes you through some of what
happens in a home dog training lesson.
Ideal for work functions - entertainment for group gatherings
Do you have a workplace where several people have dogs?
Want a reason to get a group of friends together?
Email today to get more information firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Maree that was more than I expected thank you so very much, you don't know what you don't know and you made it all very easy to understand. When con I come to your next event?
***Only 3 days of using your methods and I see a huge difference in my dog already, less stressed and a lot more calm. Thank you
Both booked out events were a huge success and the comments form everyone were the same "when is the next one put my name down" So much fun and I learnt so much.
***Did you put magic dust on my dog, he is so calm.
***I never thought I would learn so much
*****It definitely is a lot of work but so worth it to see the improvements. So many helpful tricks we learnt from you. also I completely changed his diet and he’s lost 3kg. I got the vet to check the ears because of what you found so thank for that, he’s very happy
Whangamata ***My dog has never been so quiet and relaxed around anything!
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Yes you have 5 sessions either one on one or group included in the price.Y ou can come to the client group training as often as you like at no cost for the next 6 months. Then we suggest you come along when you feel you need to.
Yes, you have to keep up with the training or things will go back to what they were. We train your dog and we also train you this makes for a very healthly and less stressful relationship in your home and out and about.
No, not at all. I will not have these on the property. People have asked me over the years if they should try them and my answer is the same "put it on yourself for a day first" if you cant handle that do not use them. I find them barbaric.
We have more than one trainer, this depends how many dogs we have in train and board. There is always at least 2 trainers on site and we also have the kennel staff.
This will not work, it takes at least 14 days of constant training to change the behaviours and stop them from doing old habits. It is normally 3 to 5 weeks for the new/good behaviours to really set in.
The trainer; Maree as a child was always training all the family pets to do tricks, follow her around, jump over go under or through things. Anything was possible, the animals cats, dog's goats, calves, chickens and whatever else wanted to get in on the fun could. Maree started her working life farming. One of her first jobs after that was a vet nurse, not able to handle people putting their pets to sleep because they said they were "bad" She thought there must be a better way. Maree ran a boarding kennel for about 5 years and watching the behaviour of the dogs became a passion. Working with many dogs and their humans was enormously rewarding. It was time to leave the boarding kennels and do what her true passion was. She trained with several dog trainers in New Zealand and overseas. Most of the trainers had different ways to train and anything that would harm the dog was instantly dismissed as nothing learns well when in pain and that just didn't sit right. She has done several dog training courses and is always looking at what is happening in the world of dog training. Maree found what has worked with her beliefs and caring nature. Treat training didn't make sense as she had never used it as a child and those animals would do anything for her, also pets don't give each other treats to explain things or train. It is all about going back to nature, understanding your dog, using love and praise. Over the past 27 years of training some things have changed and she is always open to learning new things, however the core of the respect training has stayed the same. Dog training is more than a job it is a passion and as Maree explains it is who she is.
If you would like to find out more about what we offer please get in contact.
Pyes Pa Tauranga
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190 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga, Tauranga 3173, New Zealand