What will my dog learn?

Tell me more...

Welcome to GOOD DOG - LEVEL 1 where your dog can learn all the skills necessary to thrive with their human families. Whilst dogs have been bred to live with us for many, many years we can’t discount the fact they were once wild scavengers and still enjoy hobbies like bin raiding, people drag racing and legging it after squirrels!

Dogs don’t come knowing the key skills needed to be a Good Boy or Girl and just like young children, they need teachers to show them the way.

In GOOD DOG - LEVEL 1 we start to teach your dog how to be the goodest boy or girl your family could wish for including:

  • Sitting and staying when asked
  • Settling and chilling when asked
  • Coming back even when there are squirrels
  • Walking with the person on the end of the lead, and not pulling them like the huskies they saw on the Christmas advert on the Telly Box
  • Being the best and fastest dog at fetch in the dog park
  • Leaving stuff when their person says, even when it's the tastiest snack in the hands of a human puppy
  • Listening to your every word
  • Doing simple tricks to prove to your neighbours and friends they really are the goodest boy or girl in town

Of course, this will require a little effort from you too. Like any parent, showing your dog the way is the key to your dog graduating from the Good Dog level 1 class. In this class we have squished lessons into short 5 minute daily sessions Monday - Friday. Commit to just 5 minutes a day and marvel at the results. 

Your Full 6 Week Course For $99


Who are we...

Gone To The Dogs is a one stop shop for dogs, which launched in March 2020. We offer everything from classes to workshops, one to one consults and online training programmes, backed up by ongoing support. We also offer homestay services and dog walking.

Our focus is providing modern, effective, smart, dog training solutions that work and are backed up by science and evidence.

Our trainers are highly experienced and we do not use pain or fear in our training. Instead, we use motivational methods which include markers, toys, food and games to train your dog. We are based in South Taranaki, New Zealand, but we can work with you via online training and support, all over the world.

Our in person training is available throughout Taranaki, with some services available New Zealand wide. Using the online option, our services are available 24/7. However, to contact us, our normal working hours are between 10.00 am and 7.00 pm, NZST.

If you are interested in finding out more, browse our website for our online programmes, or to join one of our face to face programmes, send us an email.



Contact Us...

Address: 60 Riemenschneider Street, Manaia, Taranaki

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +64275122482

Web: https://gonetothedogs.org.nz

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/fordogsthataregoingplaces/


Course Curriculum