Team Member One
Natalie Perzylo is pictured with her first dog Holmes. She is a trained teacher and understands about behaviour modification. She studied dog behaviour at Massey University, and CPIT.(now Ara)
Team Member Two
Dogs have been part of Blair Anderson's life for more than fifty years. He has trained hundreds of dogs and have a passion for how policy plays its part in enabling 'the naked dog' to become our ultimate companion.
Team Member Three
Max, the Springer Spaniel/Poodle lives with the team and welcomes every dog with his distinct wag. He teaches the rules of the house to those coming to live with him in the short term.
Our mentors have played a big part in guiding us to become better trainers and behaviouralist. Some are: John Rogerson, Ian Dunbar, Patricia McConnell, Victoria Stillwell, Stanley Coren....
Our continuing education
Both trainers attend many canine conferences with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) NZ and other seminars online.
Some of the seminars include
- Attended the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Conference in Auckland, June 2017.
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John and his training partner Miya (from China) stayed a month in Christchurch, and gave New Zealand the 1st CSI Survivor Camp, Ultimate Recall, Clean Boot Tracking, Seminars on Aggression, and how to 'create' a great dog!
See Facebook - John Rogerson NZ Tour
and read theAfter the Event Article
- (Members of) Attended The
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT New Zealand ) in 2011, 2012, 2
014, 2015, 2017
San Diego in 201, Atlanta, Georgia 2010-- these conferences in the USA are 5 days!
The 2017 APDT Conference was held in Auckland. Queens Birthday Weekend saw the New Zealand Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDTNZ) Conference welcome two speakers from the UK to the Auckland. Husband and wife Nando Brown and Jo Rosie Haffenden (The School of Canine Science)... and famed TV Show Rescue Dogs To Super Dogs) were this year's keynote speakers.
It was attended by a record 100 delegates, including ten from Christchurch. CHECK our FACEBOOK page for photos, and videos
The program included the latest science-based thinking and practice on a wide range of training specialities, Touch, Out, Predatory Recall and Resource Guarding were covered in detail and demonstrated in practice.
Nando's earnest and honest experience (he has a Malinois and three other house dogs) led to some really exciting fringe thinking around canine intelligence and new training concepts that resonate with us. Multi-dog households was certainly talked about!
- Attended a weekend seminar of
K9Nose Work (2014) with Jill-Marie O'Brien in Wellington, NZ
Seminar in 2013 in Wellington which was part of the NZKC educational opportunities.
Current Members of Animal Companion Council
of New Zealand and hosted
Dr Lisa Woods at the
NZ Animal Companion Animal Conference in October 2012 in Wellington.
- Trained with
John Rogerson, UK world reknown dog trainer. Author of
The Dog Vinci Code. in India January/Feb 2012
John provided us with even a better understanding on how we can harness our dog's natural abilities to get our canine friends to be our natural companion animals.
Former members of the
Doggone Bite Prevention International Organisation
- Attended a
TTouch Workshop in Quebec, October 2010 and organised a
TTouch workshop in Christchurch
- Attended a two day workshop on TTouch in Dunedin (2009)
- Attended 5 days of
Dr Ian Dunbar's Seminar both in Auckland and Christchurch
- Volunteered at Dogwatch, Christchurch and created their first website.
- Volunteered at
in Ottawa, Canada.
- Volunteer as Red Puppy Appeal and Blind Week Collectors (Blind Foundation)
- Attend workshop with
Jan Fennell- The Dog Listener
- Member of
CCATS (Chch Canine Agility Training Society) in Christchurch 2002.
- Natalie received her
National Certificate in Dog Training from CPIT (now ARA) 2001
- Certificate from
Massey Principle of Canine Behaviour 2001
- Teaching Degree, Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada