Fiesty Fido Class

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Next Course February 2020 – register interest
Working Spot: $280 (Students with a dog participating in class),
Observer Spot: $120 (Observers attending without their dog present).

Venue: SBRC Gym, 2 Bell Road, Brooklyn

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A specialised class for dogs who bark, lunge and otherwise show aggression when on a lead around other dogs. This science-based class will help you calm your leash reactive dog and gives you the confidence to walk your dog in public again. With a high student-teacher ratio this class is limited to a maximum of four participant dogs and their families, with an additional four places available for auditors – people who attend as observers and can use the skills to practice at home with their own dogs. An application form is sent following registration to determine the best candidates for this highly successful positively-based class.
Each weekly 90-minute session covers a range of useful and positively developed skills under experienced and qualified instruction with veterinary behaviour endorsement and ongoing support.

NOVICE Nosework – SSANZ TRIAL

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Next Trial Date
Monday 20 January 2020
Commences approximately 8.30am
Venue: Western Suburbs Rugby Football Clubrooms, Ian Galloway Park, Curtis Street, Wilton.
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Cost $30 per dog Novice Trial. $12.50 ORT
A.C.E. Dog Training Novice Nosework Trials will require entrant teams (dog and handler) to find our key training odour (oil of clove bud) in four different scenarios – Container, Interior, Exterior and Vehicle. Each is within a specific time frame. Note that each dog requires a separate handler.  Note this trial will be run under the sanctioned rules of the Scent Sports Association of New Zealand. A ballot will be drawn if entries exceed capacity for the judging schedule, as per the SSANZ rules. There will also be an Odour Recognition Test (Container search for Sweet Birch). conducted in the afternoon for prior Novice qualified dogs. Cost$12.50
Entries close 12 Jaunary 2020

Advanced Companion

Advanced Companion
Next Available Course
Sunday 13 January 2020, 9am. No class Anniversary weekend.
Weekend training venue at Nose2Tail, Unit 4, 60 Kingsford-Smith Street
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Cost: $150 for continuing students who have completed either Teen and/or Adult ABC.
$180 for students new to A.C.E. Dog Training – including short home visit make-up session.
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The next step in training with your dog. Strengthens control under distraction, adds more complex handling techniques and builds recall and stay reliability. Graduates receive the certificate recognised by Wellington City Council Animal Control Services for RDO registration discount applications. A five week course limited in size for maximum value and individualised attention from our highly experienced instructors.

Teen Training

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Next Available Course
Saturday 1 February 2020, 12.30pm, 12pm thereafter.
Weekend training held at Nose2Tail Doggy Daycare, Unit 4/60 Kingsford-Smith Street, Rongotai.
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Cost: Full price $165, with 10% discount ($150) for students registering prior to completing Puppy Primer.
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The best choice for young adolescent dogs aged 6-9 months ready to start learning about focus and control. An activity focused class builds on-lead skills, close control, good meeting and greeting manners and building handling confidence as well as the  “selective deafness” which teenage dogs often develop. Class size is limited to 6 dogs for individual attention over a five-week course. Price includes weekly handouts and certificate of completion.

Tricks Training Taster

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Next Available Course:
To be confirmed. Register interest for 2020
At our weekend training venue – Nose2Tail Doggy Daycare, Unit 4, 60 Kingsford-Smith Street Rongotai
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Cost: $140
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Introducing a wide range of tricks from the very simple to the quite complex, with an emphasis on fun and learning techniques suitable for handlers of all ages. Surprise your family and wow your friends with all the cool things your dog can now do. A special three week intensive class covering up to a dozen different tricks and trick ideas in each 90 minute session. Note – student dogs should be socially reliable as many of the tricks are taught off-lead.

Recall Redux

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Next Available Course:
to be confirmed, register interest for 2020
First two sessions held at our weekend training venue: Unit 4, 66 Kingsford-Smith Street then a third session at a local park.
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Cost: $140
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A specialist class for any age of dog over 3 intensive sessions. Build a more reliable recall or “come quickly when called” off-lead –  for in the park or on the beach. Includes an off-site practice session at a local park. Dogs attending must be both people friendly and socially comfortable around other dogs, as this class involves considerable off-lead activities.

Behaviour Consultations

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Appointments Available
Mondays to Thursdays.
Location: In Your Home
Cost: Initial session charge $200 Additional travel charge may apply. Options and Packages available.
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Not all problems can be resolved with attending a group class. There are times when your dog’s issues would be best addressed by working with you and your dog alone, perhaps in your own home. An initial consultation with an experienced, qualified behavioural trainer is supported by written materials and tailored notes to help find a solution best fitted to your dog’s needs. Common issues we address by private consultation include house-soiling, destructive behaviour, barking, fence running, fearfulness and on-lead aggression to name just a few.

Private Training Classes

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Next Available Course
As arranged, time slots available weekdays Monday to Thursday
In Home
Cost: Typically $360-$440 pre-booked packages or $120 per individual session
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 We have a 4-5 week package to cover all the basics with you or can individually tailor puppy or older dog training to achieve the agreed goals. One-on-one sessions are focused into 40-45 minute blocks and can be pre-purchased at a package rate or arranged individually as you prefer for specific goals. The concentrated nature of one-on-one means we can accomplish much in a short time. Additional travel charges may apply for locations outside Wellington City.