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Train with Four Happy Paws

Trained in the latest science-based methods

I am a professional Dog Trainer with a very simple philosophy. I believe that training the animals of South Canterbury should be fun, innovative, and growl-free. All animals involved in the process experience the benefits, including the humans involved! Put your best paw forward and let’s get started today.

a happy girl is sitting outside in the grass, shaking hands with her German Shepherd dog,
Small Terrier
Dogs on a Bench
Walking the Dog
Dogs with Dog Walker
Dog Walker at the Park
Dog Walker

About Your Next Favourite Dog Trainer

Leash-Free and Fun for All

Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting an animal, have a new pet, or already own a pet with training problems, I am here to help.

Walking with Dogs

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Thank you so much for your time and energy! Your input on Sadie's little "sniffari" adventures has really made me feel better about letting her explore out and about. Beforehand I would have thought something like that wouldn't be enough and I'd need to do more. Thanks for relieving me of that concern"

Tony of Timaru & Sadie - Pomeranian (aged 13 with a heart condition)

“Thank you Lisa for helping Asha learn basic cues & for all your advice. We have both enjoyed the 1-on-1 puppy school lessons, they were interesting and informative. You have taught us in a fun way! If anyone has a puppy you need to get training from Lisa you'll be as glad as I am that you did"

Chrissie of Timaru & Asha - Pomeranian Puppy

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“Lisa was amazing with both our dogs, Betty and Ruby. She is kind and caring nature show through, she is professional and incredibly knowledgeable. Both of our dogs are completely different personalities yet Lisa knew which would work well for each. Highly recommended to every dog ( or animal ) owner"

Jade of Timaru, Betty & Ruby - Shih Tzu x

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