Dog Training and Puppy Training Specialist
Without Force, Fear or Aggression
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About me

I live with my wife Jenni, and our son Stanley and daughter Sage with our four dogs Peanut, Inca, Jack and Moses in Auckland, New Zealand. Jenni is a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor with a keen passion for horses. We also have a ginger persian cat, Bouja, who decided to live with us. I would like to point out before you ask that I have very little control over him or any other cats!

Peanut, "my little girl" is a nine year old Rhodesian Ridgeback cross Staffy. Inca I picked up following my trip the the SPCA when I had to visit there for work. My wife warned me to be careful and not come home with another dog so instead I came home with a puppy! Inca is possibly a Whippet X and is 4 years old. Moses is now 1 year old and is a big part of my international video website so he really is loved by people all over the world. Jack is a 1 year old part Catahoula Leopard Dog.

My other interests are gardening, soccer, and playing the guitar.

My search for a dog training method that worked

My own journey began a long time ago. After years of loving and working with dogs on a casual basis I decided to quit my corporate career in the city to work with dogs full time. I have always loved all animals however it is dogs that I admire the most. Loyal, brave, loving, honest and always true to themselves... how can you not respect them?

Yet so many dogs seem to struggle to existing in today's society - I want to help them live happy and relaxed lives.

My own knowledge has come about after years of studying many different methods from around the world. Initially it seemed to me that nobody really understood clearly why so many dogs had so many problems. I read every dog behaviour book I could get my hands on and watched more dog training video's and DVDs than I care to remember trying to understand why dogs behaved the way they did. I completed several courses both here and overseas, attending courses with dog behaviorists from America and the UK.

Everyone held widely differing ideas and approaches to every behavioral problem but what was so concerning was that they seemed to be treating the symptoms and not the root cause of all the problems! Nobody seemed to have a clear answer that made sense.

A totally different approach to dogs

Then I found a very different method that understood what was really going on. This method is without a shadow of a doubt the simplest, gentlest and most logical way to change your dog’s behaviour. Based firmly on the dogs own communication signals they understand it immediately.

Watching dogs change their behavior of their own free will is amazing

For most dogs that I have worked with it is like a light bulb being turned on compared to the complicated, confusing messages that it often receives. It is the way dogs understand and appreciate.

Taking dog training into the future....

Do call if you have any questions about dogs and their behaviour. I am well connected in the world of dog training, this means that as well as using my own experience I can draw upon the vast network of dog training professionals worldwide to assist in difficult cases and stay up to date on the latest training techniques. 

My life plan is to become more than just one of Auckland's leading dog trainers. My goal is to help change the world of dog training and make it a better place for all dogs. To help people see that there is another way to change their dog's behaviour that is gentle and kind.

That is now coming true with my dog training video website which is one of the fastest growing dog training sites on the web, helping thousands of people worldwide every year.

Contact me

I am always happy to help you and your dog in any way I can.

Please email a summary of your situation to and I will be only too happy to get back to you as soon as possible :)
Even if you decide not to use my services I am only too happy to help out and point you in the right direction. If in doubt...check out my online dog training program here

Remember - there is always a way forward.



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"Doggy Dan's tips and instructions on handling our puppy have been absolutely invaluable,
thanks Dan"
Mike McRoberts 3News