high season timesDECEMBER 18th - JANUARY 10th

arrival & departure times | 8am-10am & 4pm-5pm

Daycare Closed from Dec 21st - Jan 14th

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Training at PAWSS

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At PAWSS we have the right team to cover all your dog training. PAWSS offers one-on-one in house training sessions and puppy group classes to suit your dog’s needs.

Fiona is our trainer at PAWSS and has over 20 years experience training dogs. She is committed to giving you and your dog the skills for you both to have a wonderful relationship which offers practical advice and hands-on training for you and your dog.

Take some time and check out some of the packages we have on offer and if you’re ready to make contact or a booking, click here and let our friendly team take care of the rest.

We love training

Our training options

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One on One Training

Our One-on-One training sessions allow us to focus on you and your dog’s current needs. Fiona can meet you on-site at our Kennel, or visit you and your dog at home for a one-on-one consultation for dogs and puppies of any age. She can also visit you before you welcome a new puppy to your home so that you are well prepared. She visits homes in Beachlands, Maraetai and Whitford.

These may include:

  • Basic Manners – such as recall, loose lead walking, sit, down, stay, crate/bed waiting politely.
  • Teaching your dog calm behaviour – such as learning to settle quickly after excitement, polite greetings (all four feet on the floor) and impulse control.
  • Practical advice on any specific issues that you have, and how to develop and strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
Important Information:

All of the behaviours above will not be able to be covered in 1 one-on-one session. We will identify (with your input) the behaviours most important for your dog at the start of the session.

Training Options Cost
One on One Session - On site $150 (per one hour session)
One on One Session - Off site/home visit $180 (per one hour session)
Available Hours
Monday to Friday
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Puppy Classes

Fiona runs group puppy classes throughout the year. The classes are held at Te Puru Community Centre (outside). Please keep an eye on our social media or enquire info@pawss.co.nz when our next puppy classes are starting.

Important Information:

Puppy Class (up to 5 months old) & run for 4 weeks. Bookings are essential.

Training Options Cost
Puppy Classes: 4 Sessions $200
Available Hours
Please enquire for session times.
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We Train for You

You bring your dog to PAWss and we do the training for you! We take your dog out for private training sessions, covering a list of basic manners, while also working on some specific skills you have listed as a priority. Our goal is for us to establish the grassroots, and give you a solid platform to work from. Your dog can either visit us for daycare or boarding.

Important Information:

Bookings are required. Please email us at info@pawss.co.nz for further information.

Training Options Cost
In House (Daycare/Boarding) $120 (per one hour session)
Available Hours
Monday to Friday

Truly Awesome

Our Testimonials

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“Taco came to stay today, he hung out with his doggy friends, went for a walk, got muddy and then had a bath and his nails clipped - one happy dog - now asleep on the sofa. Thanks Fiona...”

Taco's Owners

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This team have worked with my dog since he was a puppy at their puppy class. They are his absolute favourite, every time we turn up he runs straight to the reception desk to greet everyone. I love seeing all the photos at the end of the day! They are also the only pet stay near me that will accommodate males intact up to 1 year old which is important for me.

Amy Gardner

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As soon as I got off the car, I can see my dog gets so happy to be there. Never seen my dog this happy before, she was jumping around, tail wagging hard, so excited to want to play. Excellent team at Pets at Whitford, very caring and you can tell that they all love animals. Many thanks, you are awesome.

Bayu Putra

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We placed our dog in boarding at PAWSS over six days and felt reassured that he was well taken care of. We appreciated that the dogs who are boarding can socialize during the days and not simply be kept in their kennels. We also had a groom done and it is one of the best he’s had. We have a very happy and well-exercised doggy! We’re very happy to know that we can rely on PAWSS to look after our fur baby when we can’t take him with us. Thank you so much!

Jessica Labreche

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Left my pup with Pets at Whitford for 2 weeks while on holiday. He was very well taken care of and had a blast. Daily photo updates are an awesome way for us to be reassured that he is okay as well. The staff are absolutely lovely to deal with and very accommodating.

Arti Chand

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In Feb I sent my male pup Rougie to boarding. Rouge had a challenging personality, very anxious around other dogs or strangers. He stayed there for 3 weeks and came back as a happy sociable dog. I paid for training however as they were busy and could not give him full training, Fiona was very kind to let me know and refunded most of the training cost. In March, I fell sick needing hospital treatment. I called Pets at Whitford and they went out of their way to pick up both my dogs, Prada and Rouge, got Prada’s vaccination details directly from the vet as this was Prada’s first time with them and took care of them while I was admitted in hospital and during the first week of recovery at home. They again went out of their way to drop my furbabies home. Honestly, I have not had such a great experience from any other organization that took so much pride in what they do with so much love for the furbabies … Plus point is that they upload the pet's pictures daily on Facebook. Thank you, Fiona and the entire team. You guys are fantastic.

Prem Z

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I have dealt with them for puppy school and grooming services. Suffice to say, I’ll be going there for boarding and all other services in the near and distant future. Fiona and the rest of the staff are really warm and pleasant!

Adhiraj Yadav

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The girls at PAWSS take wonderful care of our furbaby. Her confidence with other dogs and other humans has improved immensely.

Kennedy Hayes

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Lovely people that take good care of your furry creatures.10/10.

Burt Purvis

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Our Dogs love to stay and visit everyone at Whitford so much love for the animals and so much fun for my fur babies

Julie Dickson

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Hunter absolutely loves it here!! Loves his friends, the amazing team, the walks and overnight stays too

Kelly Pritchard

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I use Pets at Whitford regularly for my much-loved puppy. I was very nervous about leaving him the first time, but could not be happier with their service and care for my dog. They go over and above to look after them, and he (& I!) are always welcomed with a friendly smile. I actually wish that I could stay and hang out with them most of the time, as it looks like they have so much fun - you can see this on their regular Facebook updates. Cannot speak highly enough of them

Jacinda Yeoman

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