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Dog Training & Behavioural Services

Not only are we Dunedin’s premier dog adventuring service, we also have the capacity to assist with dog training and rectifying any unwanted behavioural issues.

In today's society our dogs have become such an integral part of our family, so it is important they have a sound base with which to fit in with our lifestyles. We aim to help our clients maximise their relationship and enhance the bond they have with their pet.

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Whether you’re welcoming a new puppy or dog into your home, or you’re keen to brush up on the basics, this is the perfect ‘in-home’ session to connect with your dog at a higher level and fine-tune your training skills.

You will receive full demonstration and coaching on the techniques required to enhance your dog’s behaviour. 

Dogs see the world differently to humans, so learn how to interact with them in a manner they understand and improve the bond between you and your dog.  

Never underestimate the importance of basic dog obedience training.  A well trained & obedient dog can transform your life.


  • Foundation skills (sit, stay, down)

  • Effective recall training

  • Walking with a loose leash

  • Eliminate the onset of separation anxiety

  • How to mentally stimulate your dog

  • Creating an environment your dog will love


Duration approximately 1 ½ hours

Pricing: $180

Additional follow-up sessions $80


If your dog has developed some unwanted behavioural issues, or you’ve adopted one with a few underlying problems ... we are here to help. 

Examples may include:

  • Unnecessary barking

  • Over stimulation & anxiety

  • Aggression towards dogs & humans

  • Separation anxiety 

  • Jumping 

  • Uncontrolled behaviour

  • Pulling on leash

  • Not coming when called

  • Fears and phobias (i.e. loud noises)

  • Destructive behaviour

  • Inappropriate toileting


We will thoroughly assess your dog’s behaviour, teach you the necessary training techniques, and outline a training plan that works towards a resolution.


  • The underlying causes of your dog’s issues

  • How to address them to find resolution

  • Your dog’s instinct & what this means for you


Duration 1 ½ - 2 hours

Pricing: $220

Additional follow-up sessions $80

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Our resident dog trainer extrodinaire is Nick Bright. He is a wealth of knowledge and a true asset to the Tails on Trails team. 

With over 10 years’ experience of working with dogs and accredited as a professional dog trainer, Nick’s passion is clear to see when you meet him.

He has a soft spot for rescue dogs and a resounding commitment to his clients that results in an exceptional resume of helping dogs and owners achieve success. 

Nick loves nothing more than the challenge of solving behavioural problems to increase the wellbeing of dogs and assisting owners to connect with their beloved pets.

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Nick came and worked with us for an hour or two and had an instant improvement in our dog's behaviour.  Support also came from a follow up sheet with all the areas covered and the reassurance we can contact Tails on Trails at any time with further queries or needing help.

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Pip & Steve

Recently we had a one on one behavioural session with Nick.

We found this absolutely brilliant, and it’s helped us so much with our exuberant puppy

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Nick is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. He gave us so many tips and tricks and emailed a comprehensive plan so that we could work with all the ideas he provided.

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