Dog Training & Behavioural Specialists
DO YOU WISH YOU HAD A DOG WITH PERFECT MANNERS?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGES IN YOUR DOG’S BEHAVIOUR IN JUST ONE SESSION?
I CAN HELP!
A single 1-on-1 consultation with me in your home will equip you with the life-long knowledge for helping your dog be much calmer and happier. By understanding the psychology of the dog you will discover how to win your dog’s mind, resulting in a respectful dog who chooses to listen to you.
Hi, my name is Sophie and I’m a passionate dog trainer and behavioural specialist.
Originally from the UK, I moved to New Zealand in 2004 with my family and settled in Napier with our lovely labrador Toffu in tow. I went on to graduate from Otago University with a Masters in Chemistry, but over the years my passion for science couldn’t outweigh my love for dogs and that lead me down the path of becoming a qualified dog trainer and behavioural specialist here in Auckland.
The training techniques I have developed through The Dog Trainer Academy are a leading-edge method of training, which uses a kind and calm, firm but fair approach. My techniques look at working with nature, not against it by tuning into your dog’s natural instincts and helping you understand why your dog behaves the way it does. I can help to improve your relationship with your dog by showing you how to win your dog’s mind so that you can then start to show them the correct way to behave - and your dog will listen! My approach trains both you and your furry friend and will enable you to improve your dog’s wellbeing, whilst allowing you to live a happier and more relaxed life together.
"Having studied many methods over the past decade and having worked with thousands of dogs, I know you'll love the approach that Sophie will share with you"