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All About the Hound

Phone: 020 4163 4035

Website: http://www.allaboutthehound.co.nz/

123 Cole Street
Masterton, Wellington 5810

Business Categories: Business Consultants & Services


ALL ABOUT THE HOUND – where love for dogs abounds, 

 All About the Hound 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, All About the Hound 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 All About the Hound 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.  

About April – April is the owner/Director of Its All About the Hound 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 Its All About the Hound 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.  

Professional Memberships 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 – All About the Hound 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, All About the Hound’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. All About the Hound promotes itself as placing priority on the dog’s health and well-being.

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