What some of our clients have said.....

(Please note client Surnames are excluded for security reasons)

Gus__Moby_Lilly.jpg"I have to be honest and say I was a little bit skeptical about how successful Amanda's training would be with our 2 boys Gus & Moby.  Four year old border collie/lab crosses from the same litter, they are wonderful dogs but had a few things we hoped to change.  Like running out of the property, barking at other dogs when we were in the car, and lead dragging.  When I first phoned Amanda, I remember her saying how you can create invisible boundaries and I thought, fantastic, but I can't see that working. How wrong was I??  We are so happy with the training and how brilliantly it works for our boys.  We cannot recommend her more highly."

Cheryl - Bombay  

Jimmy_Pelawatte.jpg"From the first call I made to Amanda to check on training for my puppy I was confident that she will be the best choice.  Even before signing up she took a lot of time on our first call to get to know my situation and get to know about my puppy.  From our first session I could see progress in my puppy.  Amanda's dog Oreo is proof of how effective her training techniques are.  I am so grateful to K9 Techniques for this and would highly recommend Amanda to anyone.  Thank you Amanda!"

Ruvini - Golflands  

Gummy_Chong.jpg"Would definitely recommend K9 Techniques to everyone with a lil puppy!  Very insightful, we learned so much!"

Kimberly & Nicholas - Mt Wellington  

Moki_Jones-Crouch.jpg"Before beginning training with Amanda our dog Moki was easily excitable and hard to control when he was excited.  We were finding it really overwhelming and didn't know what to do with him to get him to behave.  He would pull on the lead while walking and jump up on people all the time and run inside the house as he pleased which made a daily mess.  Now he is a lot more chilled out and easy to control even when he is excited.  He knows his boundaries in the house and with people and walks happily beside us on the lead. 

It has let us be a lot more confident and relaxed around him and overall made everyone much happier."

Simon & Gemma - Waiuku  

Zeus_Earl-Peacock.jpg"We would like to thank Amanda for all the work she has done with helping us with Zeus.  When she arrived we were literally at our wits end with our pocket rocket "Zeus" and thinking we would never have any control over him.  We were even considering returning him to his breeder!  He had had puppy training to no avail.  However, after one sessions with Amanda we saw huge improvement and now after four sessions he is much better,  controlled and is a more relaxed, happier dog and much happier owners as well!

We can't thank you enough Amanda and I am more than happy to recommend you to any future clients.

Sally - Conifer Grove  

Alfie_Meuli.jpg"Happy to say that Alfie "Creamcakes" is no longer getting away with his bad behaviours, in fact he is so much more well behaved.  That's thanks and all praise to you Amanda and your specialist K9 Techniques that you taught us.  Yes we still have moments with this little chap, but now that you've spent so much time with us you can understand how this little guy climbs right inside your heart and then tries his best to take over.  From two very satisfied clients we just want to say thank you (secretly Alfie says Thanks too!!)"

Josie & Neil - Three Kings  

Moose_French.jpg"Hi Amanda.  Moose is doing great.  We are using your techniques every day to some extent and his ears are pretty much turned on all the time.  We had to take him to the vet for a check up and he was amazing.  Calm and in the down position until called in.  Was a very positive experience.  We have also made great progress with being close to the cat!  My 7 year old granddaughter also took him for a walk on the lead and he did not pull at all.  Thank you once again for the work you did with all of us.  It was a truly great experience."

Kelley & Karl - Pukekohe  

Sadie_Clarke.jpg"Hi Amanda.  I would like to say a big thank you for all your wonderful training techniques you have taught me and Sadie.  She has become much more settled and happy because you have taught me the skills to be confident with her.  I still have a long way to go so don't be surprised if I have to see you again.  Thanks again."

Michelle - Mt Roskill  

Barney_Kehoe.jpg"Just had our first training session at home and our dog Barney is happily exhausted.  It was a wonderful session and we are hopeful that we have found the right training to help this 8 month old strong willed bundle of energy become a well behaved member of our family! Many thanks Amanda."

Helen - Orewa  

Milo_Xu.jpg"Thanks Amanda for helping our hard-training Beagle.  Never thought she could listen to us and follow our instruction like now.  But still much more & consistent training needs to be done in a long term period. Thanks again for letting us know what's the good relationship with our dog which is the most important learning I think."

Cheryl - Botany  

Dau_Dau_Huang.jpg"Whoever said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks has not met Amanda. We are so glad that we found her and with her techniques we have a very different 10 year old dog!  It takes a lot more work and consistency around the training but many of our friends and family have noticed the difference as well - they get surprised at how calm and quiet our dog is.  Thank you Amanda!"

Rebecca & Freeman - Pakuranga Heights  

Indi_Smith.jpg"Amanda worked absolute wonders with our very stubborn British Bulldog Indie...thanks for teaching us the skills to steer our girl away from naughty habits...would absolutely recommend to all."

Charmaine - Beachlands  


Holly_Dunning.jpg"A BIG thank you from us & Holly for the last 5 weeks of K9 Techniques.  Being able to come to our home, as well as the local beaches, (looking for dogs) as well as bringing your dog Oreo, has been a great help, especially as every dog that Holly saw she tried to eat, but Oreo had great patience.  Anne & I have learnt a lot & are now very obedient, while Holly is a work in progress and we will definitely keep up her training.  Thank you for traveling so far for our sessions, we really appreciate it."

Gill & Anne - Arkles Bay  

Melo_Lear.jpg"I can honestly say Melo is now a different dog.  She licks a lot less, she knows exactly what to do when strangers come around, and no pulling when out walking.  We are now able to put her in the corner of the lounge when we entertain guests while including her in the action.  She slips into her bad habits from time to time because we are not 100% consistent, but we are working on it and it's getting so much better! 

Once again thank you very much Amanda, we made the right decision in contacting you."

Chloe - St Heliers  

Bailey_Baker.jpg"Amanda's training has been awesome.  It was great fun, simple, super effective and importantly, didn't involve food.  Bailey responded immediately.  Her behaviour has transformed and she is very excited at being so clever!  Amanda is professional, positive and caring.  I completely and thoroughly recommend her."

Jan - Karaka  

Saint__Murphy_Kenihan-Sackree.jpg"I couldn't recommend Amanda highly enough, she has brought so much order to our chaotic puppies lives, it's amazing.  She has trained us to handle them confidently and we feel we can reach any goals we set for them if we put in use the K9 Techniques she has taught us.  I had been very scared to walk and meet other dogs in the park, worried about my dogs barking & how they would handle meeting other dogs; and therefore me handling them too.... I can now say I can take both dogs on my own in the park, no problem meeting other dogs, they have become so well behaved and although still 'puppy excited' they don't bark or jump.  The training lead is also something I feel does definitely put them into 'work mode' and they listen and behave with ease.  Thank you so much for all you have done for us, along with being a truly lovely person it's been a real pleasure to not only have you train us but to have made a lovely friend.  Thanks so much for everything, look forward to your park sessions to come."

Antoinette - Clevedon  

Brax_Kloppers.jpg"Amanda provided us with some amazing tools to help Mr Brax with his excitement levels. One of our goals was to take him with us to a cafe without whining (he loves the Staffy talk) and within just a few weeks we were able to have a very enjoyable cafe date...no whining at all!!  Amanda was flexible with training dates and times and provided support through text messages and phone calls whenever we needed support outside of the sessions."

Suzaan - Botany Downs  

Daisy_Cox.jpg"I would highly recommend Amanda without hesitation, the results in 5 weeks have honestly been remarkable.  The shift in my dog is incredible, she is much more calmer and content within herself and so much more obedient and I look forward to building on what Amanda has taught us.  If you're looking for a dog trainer look no further, the success so far is way beyond what I ever thought possible."

Nesta - Stonefields  

Nala_Keown-Bates.jpg"Our dog Nala has issues with fear aggression and this is why we contacted Amanda.  The key for us was communicating effectively with Nala to show her that we are in control and Amanda gave us the tools to do that.  We love that there are no treats or clickers involved so you can use her techniques anytime necessary.  Nala has responded very well to the training and we feel equipped to deal with situations as they arise, whereas previous crossing the street to avoid other dogs was the norm.  Thank you so much Amanda!"

Gracie - Northcote Point  

Toby_Sinclair.jpg"I have very much enjoyed the K9 training days with Amanda at my home.  My little dog (Schnauzer) has become a real Joy because of the training and is so much easier to control.  He is now 7.5 months old and I find that he seems to be happier and has a real understanding of what I am wanting him to do.  Thank you so much Amanda, I would recommend K9 Techniques to anyone."

Jan - Kawakawa Bay  

Diesel__Reia_Britton.jpg"Amanda is incredible.  Helped me with my 2 dogs and the results have far exceeded my expectations!  Thank you so much for your time and efforts.  I am so thrilled with my new found love for my dogs and how training this way is so rewarding for dog and owner!!  Highly recommend."

Kyleigh - Kaukapakapa  

Matilda__Toby_Boyle_2.jpg"Hi Amanda. Thought I would give you a little update on our girl Matilda.  We got you in to work with us in 2016 because Matilda was aggressive to strangers, aggressive with other dogs and very attached/protective of me.  We loved the training we did with you and found it very helpful in helping Matilda feel more comfortable.  She was still rather unsociable with other dogs especially small, cute, fluffy ones, but was much better with people.

Over the last 2 years (since our course with you) we have tried to keep up the work you did however we are not saints and have let a few things slip.  I think a testament to the amazing results of your training can be seen in the photo I have attached.  Even though we let a few things slide we finally got to the point where we felt comfortable enough to grant our daughters wish of having a small puppy.  We introduced wee Toby to our family two weeks ago and yes we are using the communication techniques constantly but Matilda is accepting him.  Thank You!"

Jodie - Ardmore  

Susie_Kemp.jpg"We have certainly felt that we got our money's worth when we had Amanda to come and teach us the way to train our 4 year old Bichon.  Susie now knows when we mean business and we are able to teach her what is acceptable and what is not.  Amanda's patience with the owners is remarkable, one expects patience with the dogs, which she has in abundance.  We can now say "we had better correct this behaviour" instead of "oh dear how do we stop Susie doing that?"  Having a method to correct our Susie is so good so "thank you" Amanda, you are great!"

Christine & Michael - Te Kauwhata  

Hugo_Ngo.jpg"The all Essential Training with Amanda from K9 Techniques was a godsend for us!  Our 1 year old Husky was constantly chasing the cat and we weren't sure if they could ever get along due to his prey drive.  We could honestly see the improvement on his behaviour after the first session.  It is 100% easier to take our dog out in public and not having to worry that he will misbehave & our cat is no longer afraid to be around him.  Thank you thank you thank you x1000 times.  It's worth the investment for your fur baby! Do it!!  Thanks again Amanda."

Cc & Sean - Mt Wellington  

Milou_Salisbury.jpg"We had so much success from our training sessions with Amanda.  We saw results immediately, and are blown away by how well our dog has responded to the training sessions.  Our dog is now calmer, quieter, and much better behaved.  We were sitting with the blinds downs due to her barking and jumping on the windows, but now she lies quietly, and we have the blinds up everyday.  And finally I have clean windows!!"

Kirsty - Beachlands  

Jessie_Chelsey__Skyla_Pio_2.jpg"I cannot thank you enough Amanda for the lifelong skills you've taught us (my dogs and mostly ME).  I have 3 very stubborn dogs with their own personalities and everyday was a challenge.  Now - walking is easier, feeding time is less chaotic and much more ordered and they sit before crossing the road to name a few!  All of which I struggled with before.  I actually feel my dogs respect and love me now!  Amanda is amazing, she is personable, knows her stuff and cares!  I highly recommend Amanda!  Thank you Amanda."

Fofoa, Skye, Jess & Chelsey - Takanini  

Roja_Shirley.jpg"Thank you Amanda, we have just completed our final training session with you.  With your techniques, we have seen Roja do things that we would never thought possible.  Fancy not having a dog under ones feet in the kitchen!!!  What we have learnt from you is and will change our relationship with Roja.  We also know we will have a far happier dog with the knowledge we now have.  Thank you and we are sure we will see you again sometime for a refresher."

Michael, Lindsay & Roja - Glenfield  

Yeva_Thomson.jpg"You've come to our house for the last 4 weeks & every week we've seen an improvement in Yeva & our relationship with her.  Personally our 'lil family will miss having you over to guide, teach & reinforce K9 techniques that have enabled us and some of our own families to see the difference in our rescue girl.

We've tried other methods before & wish we knew about you sooner.  We will be practicing more with Yeva & hope we will all get getter with what you have shared with us.  Thank you for your patience & for educating us as Fur parents on how to be better for our fur baby.  Here's hoping Yeva will be more open to relaxing cuddles from our visitors like yourself.  Was great to get it on film too for our memories!  Thanks so much!"

Amy & Owen - Manurewa 

Delta_Robinson.jpg"When we first contacted Amanda we didn't know what else to do with Delta.  We had been to puppy classes and learnt some very basic skills but had no idea how to cope with the hyper, bouncing, super excitable puppy, who always seemed on edge and could never calm down.

Within that first session, Amanda had taught us the techniques we needed and reassured us that there was hope for us.  Delta seemed so much calmer and quieter, it was amazing.

It's been a couple of weeks since our last session and we have a completely different puppy.  We celebrate every little victory, from not jumping up like crazy at everyone she meets to allowing little children to fuss her and standing calmly while they do it!  I would've been so nervous if children even approached her a few months ago.  We are so grateful to Amanda for teaching us and would recommend her to anyone who is feeling like they don't know what else to do or who to turn to.  Thank you so much."

Rachel & Lee - Highland Park  

Leo_Dunlop.jpg "It has been a few weeks since we finished our last training session with Amanda and Leo has been going from strength to strength with his confidence around others.  Previously Leo would be anxious when out and about and would sometimes bark and growl at people.  Leo hasn't growled or barked at anyone in public for weeks now and has been happily accepting pats from adults and children.  Leo's barking at people visiting the house is still a work in progress but he is calming down a lot quicker now and we are sure with time, patience and the tools Amanda has taught us we will continue to see even further improvements.  Thanks so much Amanda."

Leo, Alyssa & Matthew - Bayswater 

DJango_Ropiha.jpg"Amazing! Django is a changed dog, happy and content now, so I am truly thankful to Amanda for all that she has taught us with him.  He is definately still testing us but now we have the right tools to change his behaviour.  Would 100% recommend Amanda to anybody struggling to train their dogs out of unwanted behaviours."

"My appreciation goes out to Amanda and her amazing training she has done with our Rotti Django.  To think if we didn't go down this road we would have a very unhappy and aggressive dog.  So thank you so much would not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends."

Chantelle & Kristi - Tuakau  

Chloe_Lomax.jpg"Amanda has been an absolute lifesaver for us!  Chloe came to us as a rescue dog and is very cute but also very full on and was jumping everywhere and nipping everyone.  Even after the first visit it made a massive difference and we all know (including the kids) what to do and how to deal with her in such a positive way.  We have all looked forward to Amanda's visits and learning new things."

Cath & Phil - Mt Eden  

Ziggy_Archer.jpg"K9 Techniques Limited was such a life changing experience for me!  I can't believe how much the relationship between Ziggy and I has changed, it's 1,000% times better and I can't thank Amanda enough.  It's awesome to see the change in Ziggy's behaviour already.  I'm super excited to continue with the training and keep working on this new found bond Zig and I have.  I would recommend this to every dog owner.  Thanks again Amanda and Oreo"

Stacey - Whangaparoa  

Brian_Wright.jpg"We have just finished our training with Amanda for Brian our rescue boxer - who came to us with severe aggression issues with other dogs.  We have had dogs all our lives (13 dogs in total) but have never taken any of them for training (wish we had known Amanda sooner as life with some of our dogs would have been much easier had we known about her K9 Techniques).

We had no idea what to expect but when Amanda arrived for the first session she made us feel at ease right from the start.  She has a wonderful warm and friendly manner and was clear about what we could expect from the training and what we needed to put into practice each week to ensure we got the best results for Brian.

He has done brilliantly with his training - something we could never have done on our own.  The techniques Amanda has taught Brian and us make such logical sense and so easy to apply with results that can come about extremely quickly if you put the effort in and practice what she has taught you.

We feel so much more confident when we take him out for walks and know what we may expect but more importantly how to handle each situation when it arrives.  Some of the many fantastic results are sitting and staying, lying down when told to, coming to us when called, taking food gently and not trying to jump into his food bowl at feeding time.

We highly recommend Amanda and her teaching methods/techniques to anybody looking for training where natural methods are used (no food rewards etc) to get your beloved pets to respond positively and become even more awesome!!  We are so grateful for all your help and assistance (even via text or email when we needed answers to questions).  All the best to you."

Chantal & Stewart - Torbay  

Charlie_Perkinson.jpg"Our Corgi Charlie was constantly barking at birds and barking when the doors were opened and would only come to us when he wanted to.

Amanda came to our home and taught us her techniques, she also personalised the training to the issues we were facing.  We found Amanda's training methods gave excellent results and Charlie is now more relaxed and responds well to us.

We highly recommend Amanda, her communication was excellent and she was very flexible and able to work around our commitments.  Thanks."

Kirsten & Keith - Papakura  

Ellie_Beer.jpg"Ellie & Milo are two Shih Tzus that my 88 year old Mum adopted after the loss of her previous dog in September 2017.  The two newcomers were barely two years old with plenty of puppy like exuberance.  Training was vital, but the question of "how to train" was an issue as my mother lives independently but has limited mobility.  A search on Google found Amanda's "K9 Techniques" web site.  We felt we had nothing to lose and everything to gain so contacted Amanda.  What a delightful person she is - we immediately felt at ease.

Milo_Beer.jpgThe dynamics of our situation was challenging as my wife (predominantly) and I had to take the lead in the training & as we are not with Mum all the time, training is not as consistent as it should be.  However....or despite this...we were absolutely amazed as the results!  Amanda also explained the psychology of her "K9 Techniques" - that we would end up with calmer, happier, more relaxed dogs.  Well, as she indicated that is exactly what happened.  The most amazing aspect of that part of the training was that both dogs initially showed little, if any, affection to my wife.  If I came into the room they made a beeline for me and ignored her!  However as the training progressed, the bond between my wife and the dogs grew and grew and they respond very very well to her commands, probably even better than to me!  The progress happened over a fairly short period of time - a few weeks if that!

Engaging Amanda has been an investment with a return far far exceeding our expectations & I would recommend her to anyone without any reservations at all.  Amanda is like a "Mary Poppins" for canines, had our two been called Jane and Michael, not Ellie and Milo, the analogy would have been perfect."

Thorsten - Avondale   

Hermione_Harris.jpg"We finished our training with Amanda just before Christmas and I can definately say our lives are 100x better.  Our baby is still learning to be confident with new people but we now have the tools to work with her and show her that she can be calm and friendly.  From being very scared of children only a couple of months ago she has progressed to meeting my new born nephew yesterday and was seriously well behaved the whole time and also allowed an older child to greet her with a pat today.  Thank you so much Amanda for your support and training.  It's been life changing.

Charlotte - Hobsonville   

Hunter_Singh.jpg"Thank you so much for helping us to train Hunter.  After just 1 month we now have so much more confidence with controlling Hunter especially on walks.  No more pulling on leash and I have more control when we meet other dogs.  Walking with Hunter has become enjoyable.  We also invite him inside more often as he stays on his mat unless we allow him to get up.  I would highly recommend your services and training methods especially as it doesn't involve treats."

Shailesh - Sunnyhills  

Skyla_Atkinson-McLeod.jpg"All I can say is wow! The technique that Amanda uses (and teaches you) is the best! We have used another trainer but the desired result (a well behaved dog in public) was NOT achieved.  Amanda's training has definitely taught us how we should communicate with our dog - thus ensuring everybody is happy and on the same page!  By using Amanda's training techniques results are amazing. Going forward with our dog we will all enjoy being out in public.  Thank you so much for your help and advice Amanda."

Cass - Hunua  

"Lucy_Murdie.jpgOur time with Amanda at K9 Techniques was really worthwhile.  Amanda is an extremely capable and, more importantly, a kind and patient instructor.  Our 6 year old Huntaway responded well to Amanda and we all learnt a lot together. Now we know it is up to us to continue to implement and build on the training we have received.  We are just so pleased that we have been taught the skills to help us all have much more orderly & happy lives together!

Since our course ended Amanda has stayed in touch by email to see how we are progressing, this has been great for us to have that contact.  We are looking forward to our follow up meeting in a few months to show off our obedient well behaved baby!

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Amanda to work with other owners and their dogs."

Trisha & Trevor - Brookby  

"We had tried 2 trainers before coming to Amanda at K9 Techniques.  Our young chap was wilful and protective, something we had not experienced before with any of our previous dogs.  He clearly did not see us as leaders!  After learning Amanda's techniques we now finally believe we have the tools to manage his behaviour and change the dynamic of our relationship so he can see us as leaders, gain confidence and just relax!  We are at the beginning and know that we will have to continue to work on this, but at least we can actually see results and are moving in the right direction as he has responded so well, it just really comes down to us being good consistent leaders!  Amanda was absolutely brilliant in transferring this knowledge to us and explaining everything - which we believe is a really important part of this process.  Not all trainers have good human teaching skills!  Thanks so much for your help!"  (Picture of dog withheld at request of owners)

Simon & Natalie 

 Ruby_Donald.jpg"I engaged Amanda for dog training techniques for my Cavoodle Ruby. Amanda developed a quick rapport with Ruby and won her trust. Ruby felt safe and secure which enabled Amanda to introduce and demonstrate new techniques for Ruby's training each week.  People who have known Ruby previously to the training have remarked on the positive difference it has made in her behaviour"

Heather - Te Atatu Peninsula  

 Jem_Smethurst.jpg"I couldn't speak highly enough of Amanda at K9 Techniques!  Jem has gone from a puppy with no ears and no rules - to an obedient, eager to please/learn, happy pup, and it is all thanks to the amazing techniques and way of training that Amanda has taught us. 

Having used dog trainers in the past, I know how hard it can be to follow through and really get somewhere with it - it becomes a chore that you end up giving up! But I love that there is no food or tools etc involved in her training - which means we can train her anytime, anywhere, in everyday situations - it becomes easy! and with that comes consistency and results really quickly. 

Thank you Amanda, you really have changed our lives as dog owners :)"

Ashlee - Pukekohe  

Hercules_Singh.jpg "Amanda is absolutely amazing! She has such a talent! We didn't think much could be done for our Maltese/Pomeranian as we had tried other types of training and even been told that his aggressive, anxious behaviour was just the way he was. However, even after the first time we met and started training with Amanda we noticed a difference! It has taken a lot of hard work and we will always have to be mindful of it but Hercs is a much happier, much calmer dog and we are able to feel a lot more at ease about him being around kids (never alone!) and other dogs. It has been such a huge relief to have someone who understands our dog and has been able to change the way that we as a family have been dealing with his behavioural issues. I would 110% recommend Amanda to anyone! And thank you so so much for always going out of your way to accommodate us"

Nadene - Weymouth  

 Shilo_Chambers.jpg"Heaven-sent! We were faced with a situation where we had a stunning very determined 1 year GSP puppy (Shilo) who we adored...but who was fast becoming intolerant of strangers, overly protective, destroying the house and near impossible to walk on a lead.  And as for recall - that was a mere dream on our doggy wish-list. 

Not having any referrals we came across K9 Techniques on the Internet...and after a very prompt response and discussion, felt that Amanda would be someone we could put faith in. We were not disappointed.

Amanda has a very calm and confident yet fun training manner.  She listens to your concerns and is very happy to tailor the training modules to address your specific needs - we liked that.  Extremely approachable, professional, non-judgemental and clearly adept in dog training techniques, we found that Shilo quickly responded to Amanda's K9 Technique training over the 6 week period - despite Shilo's very stubborn streak.

The greatest benefit to us was that Amanda was able to come to our home, access the areas we were having challenges with, teach us the most beneficial techniques and then provided us every day exercises in the environment in which we operate.  Granted the training was more about what we needed to do to give Shilo the leadership & direction she craved. We still pull out the handy Client Reference Guides Amanda provided us just to remind ourselves of the key points we need to remain mindful of.

What impressed us most was Amanda's commitment to the processes.  Shilo is a much happier, calmer dog because of the K9 Techniques...and we are enjoying her company much more. We would highly recommend Amanda without hesitation to any dog owner and recommend that anyone having obedience issues act quickly; as we have learnt so much of the dog's behaviour stems from the owners handling of the situation and can be fast resolved."

Michelle & Jude - Birkenhead  

 Beatrix_Stasiak.jpg "We started with our then 16 week naughty puppy Beatrix.  In retrospect, I think our expectations of her behaviour were probably unrealistic but she also knew that we had no clue about her training.  Speaking with Amanda on the phone was the first port of call and provided some reassurance that we probably didn't have an aggressive dog!  She then came over and LITERALLY within the first half hour corrected some of the behaviours we had struggled and lost sleep over in the first month and a half of having Beatrix.  It was transformational.  Over the next 2-3 months (we spread the training sessions), our dog went from over-reactive, non-attentive pup to a chilled, happy but obedient girl.  A big part of the learning was for us to be consistent and to use positive reinforcement a lot more too.  Amanda's techniques really work and I am not sure we would have been able to stick at it with our pup if it weren't for her strategies!!  This training is as much for the humans as it is for the dogs so don't expect miracles without putting in good honest work yourself.  We also had to deal with tantrums from our doggy but it was worth it!! I totally recommend K9 Techniques to all dog owners.  I see dogs pulling on the lead, jumping, growling etc and all I want to tell them is get some professional advice and call Amanda today"

Karolina - Greenlane  

Charlie_Brown.jpg "The family and our dog were at ease with Amanda from the moment she walked in and the training was relaxed and simple for us all.  The training was certainly effective and we have a happier dog because she knows what is expected.  It is now a pleasure to take her out in public places as she knows how to behave and is less stressed."

Kay - Mt Albert 

Tilly_Foote.jpg"I highly recommend Amanda.  Her communication and responsiveness made me feel like I not only had support during our sessions, but also at all other times when you really do need help with your dog's behaviour.  Amanda uses effective techniques that become second nature to you and your dog and she really does have a solution for everything a dog can throw at you.  Having Amanda come to you is also a great benefit as you're able to address undesirable behaviour in the environment it's taking place, which fixed problems I was having in one session.  Amanda has allowed me to set clear boundaries with my dog which have made dog ownership so incredibly rewarding"

Christine - Hobsonville  

  Kaiser_Saward.jpg "Amanda is truly a 'dog whisperer' and her techniques absolutely worked for our boy Kaiser.  We had tried other trainers and really struggled with their methods (choke chains and clickers).  Amanda's method was each to grasp and easy to be consistent with.  We actually noticed results from the very first week!  Now, 2 months later, we have a much happier and more confident dog who accepts his place in the home and respects us as his superiors.  We know there's still work to be done but we are now equipped with the right tools to continue the good behaviour shaping with our boy. Thanks again Amanda."

Renee - Mt Eden  


  Niu_Niu_Sang.jpg"Thank you so much for your time and the dog training techniques. NiuNiu has been barking for quite a while, we have tried different ways to stop her barking, but that was no success at all.  After she is being trained with you, we certainly can see a big improvement in her.  And your methods are easy and useful.  So we highly recommend you to anyone who needs a personal dog trainer for their dogs.  Thank you again."

Chengbo - Glendene  

 Reg_Down.jpg "We met Amanda when our dog Reg was almost one, and he had decided he didn't want to listen to what we had to say anymore, and what used to work for us training-wise was no longer working.  We knew that the problem was with us - my husband and I are long-time dog lovers, but first-time dog owners so we needed help and guidance around effective training techniques.  Right from the first session Amanda had us all pegged and gave us some helpful advice which made perfect sense.  Even better, we know that what we've learnt can be directly applied to any of Reg's behaviours that we're not so keen on now and into the future, it's not restricted to just what Amanda has taught us.  As a result, Reg is a much calmer dog in all situations, and we are much less stressed.  We definitely recommend Amanda and K9 Techniques."

Grace & Sam - Favona  

  Marshall_Ngaue.jpg"Amanda is fantastic. Using her techniques has been proven to be very effective and we regularly get comments from how well behaved Marshall is.  If you want to see your dog well trained don't hesitate to call her.  Thanks for everything."

Sam & Delint - Hobsonville    

  Jazz_Garland.jpg"Amanda came into our lives when we were at our wits end with my naughty dog Jazz.  After four lessons with Amanda I can truly say Jazz is a different dog.  Suddenly her ears are on and she listens to me.  I can safely walk Jazz on and off the lead in all the places she once would have created mayhem.  We have tried other trainers with limited success.  Amanda's techniques are easy to follow, make sense, create a healthy leadership role with your dog and give outstanding results.  I totally recommend K9 Techniques for all dog owners."

Kathie - Maraetai   

  Heff_Noble.jpg"Heff & I met Amanda for our first lesson beginning of April.  Heff was a very headstrong and stubborn boy who threw temper tantrums when he couldn't get his own way.  Walking was a nightmare and I felt like my arm was being detached from my shoulder.  Well after the first lesson he was a changed dog.  Second lesson and going for a walk became easier.  From then on learning walking to heel made it a real pleasure to go on our walks.  Amanda taught me to be a stronger leader and Heff to be a "good boy".  So much thanks for teaching us both.  We still have a way to go but now I have the knowledge to keep Heff on track and hopefully soon we will be attending an obedience club to meet new people and pooches.  Amanda is amazing, patient and giving clear instructions.  I really recommend K9 Techniques."

Jane - Huia  

 Summer_Raynes.jpg "Wow, the difference in Summer our 1 year old Staffy X, after just 3 weeks is amazing! Summer very much lacked doggy manners, she was weeing on our kids beds and on their carpet, nipping them, jumping on people, barking at everything, and a bunch of other bad habits! We were very stressed out! Summer is now much calmer around our 4 kids, she has her ears switched on and her manners are much much better! We are absolutely thrilled! Amanda is amazing, very patient and so kind and caring, we will be forever grateful. I highly recommend K9 Techniques!"

Sheena - Waiuku

 Fluffy_Siu.jpg"Fluffy used to bark a lot and for no particular reasons and we just didn't know how to stop this behaviour.  We didn't know what to do and constant yelling didn't seem to fix the problem. We found K9 Techniques and decided to give it a go.  Just after the first 2 lessons, we have noticed a great improvement in Fluffy.  She stops barking when we tell her to and we applied the same techniques to other behavioural problems like growling and not willing to listen when asked to.  It also works!  I wish I had known Amanda when Fluffy was still a puppy" 

Jennifer - St Heliers

 Douglas_Burns.jpg"I engaged Amanda to help train Douglas (and myself) very early on when Doug was just 10 weeks old.  I specifically chose Amanda to help me because I wanted a type of training that taught effective leadership, and didn't rely on treats.  I'd had him for two weeks by that point and he'd already proved to be a challenge with lots of the typical puppy behaviours of jumping and biting and chewing etc.  With Amanda's guidance I found myself able to help Douglas eliminate these annoying habits very quickly.  As he matured, he turned his ears on even more and now has some really pleasing habits that make me very proud.  Our biggest achievement to date is him now automatically stopping and sitting and waiting for my command when we reach a road on our walks.  I've always been impressed by other dogs who can do such things; I now have a 6 month old puppy who does it!  This is all down to everything Amanda has taught us.  I wholly recommend anyone thinking of adopting a puppy or dog to contact Amanda early on, so that you learn how to effectively communicate with your canine friend right from the start!  Her techniques are truly amazing, and I love that I don't rely on a bag of treats to ensure Douglas is on his best behaviour"

Petra and Douglas - Bombay  

 Drogo_Kumar.jpg"Amanda is fantastic! We are extremely grateful that we found her to train our 4 month old American Staffy.  She genuinely cares about dogs and is very professional. As well as teaching basic obedience there was an emphasis on leadership which was really necessary to have a well-mannered puppy. Thank you Amanda for not only educating Drogo, but for educating us as well. We highly recommend Amanda to any dog owners."

Deepika & Chris - Pakuranga  

 "Gracie_Christie.jpgI contacted Amanda of K9 Techniques to help me with my dog Gracie.  I'd recently made a few changes to her life - moved to a lifestyle block, adopted several farm animals and a cat.  Gracie started to rebel and behaving out of character and I was getting frustrated with her.  After a few sessions with Amanda I really noticed the difference. In fact the change was quite stunning over a short period of time.  Gracie started listening to me more and being more responsive again.  She's a much more relaxed dog and that also gave me more confidence in Gracie and myself.  Amanda is very supportive and only a phone call or email away.  This is the best and most effective dog training technique I have ever used."

Lynne - Albany   

Tilly_Fulton_2.jpg "Tilly is awesome, she is a changed dog thanks to you and your techniques. She is a much more enjoyable and lovable dog to be around and so much easier to control on a walk. Highly recommend to anyone, and everyone."

Daniel - Karaka

Matilda_Boyle_2.jpg"We are happy to highly recommend Amanda and K9 Techniques to any and all dog owners.  We have owned dogs all our lives but were struggling with Matilda who had developed worrying behaviours. After our training sessions with Amanda we now feel confident and capable of knowing how to deal with our dog in many different situations. We feel the price is well worth it, as we are now equipped to deal with any dog we may own in our lifetime and our children will also carry these skills with them through life. Matilda responded quickly and positively to the techniques that Amanda taught us. Thank you so much." 

Scott, Jodie and Matilda - Ardmore 

Ellie__Chase.jpg"We are so grateful that we were introduced to Amanda through friends who had also been through the K9 Techniques training. We started with a very naughty, disobedient senior citizen dog (Chase) who stole food at every opportunity (even off peoples plates on their lap if they turned away!) and thought he was the king of the house. We also had a very anxious/highly dog-reactive 7 year old bull terrier X (Ellie) everyone was too scared to walk - she would turn into an angry shrieking eel on a lead every time we saw another dog, and was very difficult to control. Our biggest fear was that Ellie would break free and potentially injure another dog and/or its owner and would have been put to sleep, and as a result had not been walked further than a block in a long time.

With Amanda's help we have learned to communicate effectively with our dogs and they are much more obedient and mellow.  No more stolen food, a less anxious bull terrier X, so a very positive change to our lives with the dogs. There is still more improvement too be had with the anxious dog but we are confident that Amanda's techniques will help get us to where we would like to be. Our only regret is that we hadn't met Amanda sooner in our dog's lives." 

Charlotte - Mt Roskill 

Cooper_Farrugia.jpg"We are delighted in the change we've noticed in Cooper since applying the K9 Techniques training.  He's a much more relaxed and compliant dog which has made for a much happier and less stressed household"

Sharon - Ness Valley  

Phoenix__Finn_Wallace.jpg"Thank you so much for your help in teaching us how to train our dogs, Phoenix & Finn.  I have to say prior to the training it was difficult to stop them from jumping and running in the house, plus Finn biting on Phoenix's neck, and a few other naughty behaviours they were getting away with, however once we were taught your communication techniques it made it so easy for us to teach them.  Such a simple and logical technique and it worked so quickly!"

Amanda, Nigel, Brya & Dan - Whitford   

Taiga__Benny_Feigin.jpg"Thank you so much for your time! Your training techniques have turned both Benny's and Taiga's behaviour around and they are on the road to becoming very well behaved dogs! We really appreciate your support."

Svetlana, Valeriy & Oliver - Parau  

Rosie_Jones.jpg"We got in touch with Amanda after looking at a number of training services for our puppy, Rosie. Amanda impressed with her immediate connection with us and with Rosie, and in the way her techniques were quickly taught and immediately effective.  As a result of working with Amanda we haven't had any of the problems we've heard about from other dog owners - Rosie is happy and knows what's expected of her at all times.  We would happily recommend Amanda and K9 Techniques to anyone looking for dog training services, or just to develop a better relationship with their dog"

Dan & Evelyn - Ponsonby 

Mika_Miller.jpg"I am so pleased. Mika now has her ears on. This is by far the most effective canine training technique I have seen. Amanda is a consistent, patient and knowledgeable professional. I have been properly taught how to communicate with Mika. She is a new dog. I would recommend Amanda and her K9 Techniques training method to anyone who is a dog owner. I feel my dog is now safe in the knowledge I have gained with Amanda, with my being able to enjoy Mika any time, any place, with confidence. Well done to you Amanda and I cannot thank you enough for the complete change in my beautiful dog"

Elizabeth - Ness Valley 

 

Poppy_Corson.jpg"We thought children were hard work until we got a defiant Cocker Spaniel in the house. She was a challenge on so many fronts. Amanda gave us some great skills and support which has calmed her down and stopped her running out on the road. K9 Techniques was just what we needed."

Kirsten & James - Clevedon 

  

Boston_Benjamin_2.jpg"Amanda is a great trainer and I will definitely be looking for opportunities to refer her to family and friends if their dogs or owners are in need of some training. Both myself and partner and also our dog Boston found Amanda to be very patient with us. She explains and demonstrates everything so well. We are so glad we chose her to help us out with Boston and are so pleased with the fast results we got from Boston and know things are only going to improve even more over time with our ongoing training that we have taken away from K9 Techniques. He is a changed dog and we now have the resources to help us with our future with Boston, and my walks are soooo much more pleasant with him amongst other things. We also know we have ongoing support whenever we need it. Thanks heaps Amanda."

Stacey, Rob & Boston - Pukekohe 

Benji_Fuller_2.jpg"Thank you K9 Techniques for helping me with Benji my 5yr old Schnoodle whose behaviour has improved dramatically.  Your techniques are so simple and easy to follow yet they've made a big change in Benji's behaviour as he understands your 'language' and responds to it.  I'm thrilled to have found a way to communicate with him at last. He no longer runs into the house without being invited, runs up to visitors nor leaves the property.  We are still working on the separation anxiety and hope to conquer this one day soon. Thanks again" 

Sue - Whitford 

Baloo_Newlands.jpg"We found K9 Techniques extremely effective.  Baloo responded well and the change is quite fabulous! We really liked that it is not food reward based training, instead developing the bond between human and dog. On-going support was outstanding, Amanda was ever only a phone call, text or email away to answer any queries and offer guidance.  Highly recommended, thanks."

Donna - Kawakawa Bay 

 Ally_Mann.jpg"I would highly recommend Amanda & K9 Techniques to any dog owner.... be it puppy or an older dog, you will certainly reap the benefits of having a well mannered dog! Our Tibetan Terrier, Ally, 3 1/2 yrs old, has just completed her sessions with Amanda and we noticed a big difference from day 1 - especially with her aggression to other dogs & the jumping up on us & our visitors.  She is now a pleasure to walk once again, much more enjoyable for Ally & us!  We have also learnt to set boundaries for her so we no longer worry about her straying if a gate is left open.  Thanks again K9 Techniques!"

Margaret - Maraetai 

Milly_Morley-Hall.jpg"After spending a considerable amount of money and time on three different dog trainers I have finally found one who has changed my dog Milly's behaviour and I am so grateful to K9 Techniques for this and would highly recommend them to anyone"

Judy - Kohimarama 

 

Louie_Mcle.jpg"Thank you so much! What you have taught us has enabled Louie to truly become one of the family.  This is so special for us and our kids and brings us so much happiness.  Can't wait to have family holidays with Louie in tow and to see the kids grow up with Louie right in their hearts.  Thank you from our whole family" 

Tim, Zoe, Tia, Quinn, Miles & Louie 

Client Referral Offer....

At K9 Techniques we appreciate how valuable word of mouth referrals are so we are happy to offer any existing client a FREE training/refresher session* when you refer us to family, friends or acquaintances.

You will be allocated the FREE 1 hour training/refresher session after the new client referred by you commits to one of our packages and they have completed their first Essential Training Session.

This is just our simple way of saying:

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* Travel/mileage costs may apply to some areas however this will also be complimentary for any clients who have provided a written testimonial/referral where distance is less than 60kms - over 60kms distance will be half price