School of the Naked Dog

A school  where happy dog owners make happy dogs

Max on the beach

What is a naked dog?

We believe that a dog should be managed, ultimately, by voice and/or body language.
A naked dog is a dog that you can trust. It knows its place in the world.
He's our animal companion rather than merely a pet.
Can you take off your dog's collar & still have him under voice control?

Dogs don't naturally behave the way we want them to behave; they must learn to adjust to a human environment.

When we train, we aren't looking to end up with a spit-and-polish dog who obeys our every command with military precision but rather, to establish leadership and promote respectful submission by using the things they like to do as reinforcement for things we want them to do.

Set the rules and they will follow most of them and be rewarded.

By teaching your dog that he can rely on you to be their source of fun, you'll find that your relationship with your dog will naturally improve.

When your relationship matures, both you and your dog will enjoy each others company. Let's inspire some balance into our lives. The time that you put into managing your dog in your environment will reward you and your dog for years to come.

The question is.... how do you get there?

What we do

Classes given in a warm and secure hall


Small and Personal

Our classes focus on real-life problems prevention, developing social skills along with teaching basic manners.  Learn how to communicate  by developing a great relationship based on cooperation and trust.

In home training

In home training

Personal and 1:1

Personal coaching works well for busy owners who appreciate the convenience;  flexibility of schedules, individualised and guided instruction and the ability to work at your own pace.

Homestays for dog


A real home away from home

Your dog comes and lives with us while you go travel around New Zealand or going overseas. Your dog learns our house rules while enjoying the company of our dog called Max. All dogs get our attention, and our love.

Some dogs need a new home


Giving you the ease of mind

We can't always know what's around the corner. Circumstances change and your dog needs a new home. We take personal care to find the right home.
We rehome only if and when we have room. 

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