ALLABOUTTHEHOUND – where love for dogs abounds
AllAbouttheHound is a dog services business offering a one stop shop for all dog needs. Offering group dog training, private 1-2-1 dog training, grooming, day care and pet stays. Based in Masterton, AllAbouttheHound has been servicing the Wairarapa region for the last two and a half years.
Location of services – All services are offered at 123 Cole Street in Masterton with the exception of private 1-2-1 dog training where the client is given the option for in-home training at their location for their convenience.
While AllAbouttHound has been operating in NZ for two and half years, it was originally established in Melbourne, Australia in 2013 where it grew into a successful, busy business with its popularity being spread largely by word of mouth.
April is the owner/Director of ItsAllAbouttheHound Dog Services and lives in Masterton, New Zealand.
With an emphasis on educating you and on nurturing a strong bond between you and your dog, April offers force free training using scientifically proven methods based on applied behaviour analysis. Having a sound knowledge of the science that governs learning, her goal is to promote positive reinforcement training by making it more accessible to members of the community therefore offering an alternative to the more traditional approaches to training.
With many dog breeds requiring regular grooming throughout their lifetime, April is particularly passionate about dogs having positive grooming experiences during their lives and works with owner and puppy on ‘positive start to grooming’ programmes using positive reinforcement training.
April established ItsAllAbouttheHound in 2013. A professional dog trainer and professional groomer, April is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and is a Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), as well as a certified professional groomer (IPG). April is proud to be among the first group of graduates from the Australian Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional Program held in Melbourne.
She is professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
April has three dogs, Archie, Millie and Precious who keep her busy, entertained and amused with their comical, cheeky antics. April also fosters dogs through a local dog rescue group.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), APDT (Australia)
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), (USA)
Karen Pryor Academy
International Professional Groomers Inc. (IPG)
About the Brand
AllAbouttheHound started 7 years ago and in this time quickly established its brand as being synonymous with providing a first class service. The overriding philosophy implemented in all the services offered is force free, fear free, positive reinforcement applications.
With an emphasis on education and nurturing a strong bond between dog and guardian, AllAbouttheHound’s goal is to promote positive reinforcement training by making it more accessible to members of the community therefore offering an alternative to the more traditional and outdated approaches to training while providing a platform for clients so as to demonstrate that our companion animals can perform behaviours and exist within the constructs of human life without the need for punitive or abusive measures.
These philosophies are applied to promote a positive based environment for training, day care, grooming and pets stay services for all dogs. AllAbouttheHound promotes itself as placing priority on the dog’s health and well-being.
Membership Level: 1-4 Staff