The SolutionK9
Confidence Academy

The Only Confidence Academy
of its type in Taranaki

To unleash your dog's TRUE potential!

The SolutionK9 Confidence Academy is ideal for:

  • Reactive dogs & Puppies
  • Dogs & Puppies who are scared of every day things
  • Dogs and puppies who need some confidence to help them become happier dogs!

Let's Bust Some

MYTHS

(and some dog trainer/behaviourist/guru/whisperer tennis balls while we're at it)

MYTH#1

“If your dog or puppy is nervous, they need more socialisation”

BUSTED! 

Well, they certainly don’t need more meeting and greeting the things they are scared of! They need to learn that they are safe and that you, their human, will keep them safe!

MYTH #2

“If your dog is nervous you’re not the alpha”

BUSTED! 

Seriously? Um, no, just no. Leadership skills help – but leadership is different from what people mean when they say you need to be the “alpha” that’s so 1990’s.

MYTH #3

“If your dog is nervous they were abused”

BUSTED! 

Very rarely. Very, very rarely. Most likely it’s from incorrect socialisation from well meaning owners and puppy classes who didn’t realise what your puppy really needed!

MYTH 4

“If your dog growls or barks they are aggressive”

BUSTED! 

While this can be the case, it’s not always the case. Many times the growly, barky dog is acting that way because they are nervous or distrustful of the person or animal they are seeing because they don’t feel safe or they just haven’t seen that person, thing or animal before!

True aggression is quite rare. 

MYTH#5

“Puppy class is all your dog needs to become a good dog”

BUSTED! 

Most of the dogs we see were failed by puppy class! 

We’re sick of it. So give your puppy the socialisation they need to become a great dog! Don’t fail them with classes held by trainers who don’t really understand socialisation or dogs! 

Pick My Brain & Experience to Help Your Dog & Pup

Unleash Their REAL Potential!

My name is Luzelle, and I understand what it's like to feel frustrated, overwhealmed and embarrassed by a nervous puppy and scared dog!

When I got my first puppy, I was thrown in the deep end! Like I couldn’t even swim, I mean train dogs and I had this puppy who was a mess. She was barking at everything and everyone!

My first dog was the most embarrassing dog EVER.

I couldn’t take him for a walk – he dragged me everywhere (I still have the scars on my knees and a dicky shoulder from his pulling).
I couldn’t walk past people or dogs – he barked at everyone and everything!
I couldn’t let him off leash – he wouldn’t come back (oh the drama of trying to catch him still makes me wake up in cold sweats).
I couldn’t take him to the beach – he chased the birds and totally tuned out, like I didn’t exist.
He chased every cat in the neighbourhood – including our own! (He even got his head stuck in the fence for doing so)
He stole food, the cat’s and ours!
He humped everyone and everything (including me. In front of EVERYONE)

And that was AFTER I took him to Dog Training!

I started from sub-zero – that’s where you have no clue, no skills, no experience and no help! The dog training classes I went to did nothing to help me with my dog’s bad behaviour. So, I had to learn. 

Then I started helping other people with their dogs and got more dogs, and became addicted to helping people just like you transform their once naughty dogs into amazing dogs! So that people like YOU can actually enjoy your dogs and not feel overwhelmed and out of control like I used to feel!

Want to join class now!

That’s an extra $130 in your pocket!

You can attend any and as many Manners Academy Classes per week! 
AND, fill up your concession card within 1 month of purchase to get a free gift when you grab your next card!

What are you waiting for? Your dog to get naughtier? Get some breathing space and start enjoying your life with your dog NOW!

The SolutionK9
Confidence Academy

LESSONS

Well, Some of Them...

The SolutionK9 Confidence Academy is based around teaching you and your dog these core skills:

Scary Noises

Many dogs have noise sensitivities, so it’s one of the main things we cover in the Confidence Academy. Not only do we teach you how to deal with your dog’s freak outs at funny noises, but also what you can do to help your dog or pup deal with and even prevent them getting scared of noises.

Shouting Dog Caricature

Strange People

Yes people are strange. And your puppy should learn that even strange people are OK. That includes people with hats, glasses and even funny costumes… oh we have too much fun in this class!

Dog running caricature

Funny Dogs

You get big hairy dogs, little hairy dogs, dogs with flat noses, dogs with long noses, OK, I’m pretty sure you get where I’m going with this! The important thing is that your dog learns that you will keep them safe and that these dogs are not important.

Dog playing with ball caricature

Strange Things

Again, this is where we have all our fun! The more you show your puppy how to cope in our strange world, the better off your puppy will be! So, what are you waiting for? Grab your puppy and join the only puppy class designed to give your puppy the best start in life!

Dog with Hoola Hoops Caricature

And More! Much More!

So, what are you waiting for?
Join class now!

That’s an extra $130 in your pocket!

You can attend any and as many Manners Academy Classes per week! 
AND, fill up your concession card within 1 month of purchase to get a free gift when you grab your next card!

What are you waiting for? Your dog to get naughtier? Get some breathing space and start enjoying your life with your dog NOW!

Answers to Your Lingering Fears and Doubts

Who is The SolutionK9 Confidence Academy for?

Class is suitable for all dogs and puppies who need socialisation to give them the best chance to become well adjusted, happy adult dogs!

Who is the SolutionK9 Confidence Academy For?

  • Nervous dogs
  • Puppies
  • Dogs and puppies who are scared of noises
  • Dogs and puppies who are scared of funny looking people
  • Dogs and puppies who are scared of other dogs

When are the Classes?

Tuesdays @ 2.30 pm

Thursdays @ 9.30 am

Classes are 45 minutes long. No class on Public Holidays.

You can attend which ever class suits you INCLUDING Manners Academy Classes and as many as you like, each week!  

Yup, attend all 5 Academy Classes or just the classes that suits you each week (even different classes if you work changing shifts!)

Manners Academy Classes are:

Mondays @ 1 pm

Tuesdays @ 4 pm

Thursdays @ 11 am

Where are Classes Held?

The SolutionK9 Education Centre

1225 Frankley Road, Hurworth, New Plymouth (about 500m away from Pouakai Zoo, you should be able to find us on Google Maps! Just watch out, some GPS’s say we’re in town, we’re the other end of Frankley Rd)

Can I just attend the odd class?

Sure, individual classes are $30 per lesson. However, you will need to attend a one hour private lesson at The SolutionK9 Training Centre first, book your private lesson now

Can I Cancel Any Time?

Concession cards are unfortunately non-refundable. However they are transferable, so you can sell or gift (keep in mind everyone has to start with a private lesson) your unused cards to one of your classmates if you no longer wish to do any further training.

Just one more thing, there are limited places in this class, so if you cancel you might have to wait until a spot opens up to attend class again.

How Do the Classes Work?

Grab your private lesson and concession card by clicking on the buttons. Luzelle will then contact you to book your private lesson. 

You can attend as many of the SolutionK9 Manners Academy classes per week as you like. And, for every concession card you return filled in within 1 months (from purchase) gets you a prize:

1st card = harness, 2nd card = long line, 3rd card = treat bag and 4th card rope-ball toy! How cool is that?

(But let’s face it, it should take you no more than 2 concession cards for your dog to be where you need them to be, and most likely you’ll get the second concession card because you love training so much and you want to learn more and continue being part of the SolutionK9 Tribe. Just sayin’.)

Oh yeah! All concession cards without the private lesson are only $199!

Why Should I Join? I'm Kinda Busy Right Now.

The sooner you help your dog the easier it is to fix and the quicker you can start to enjoy your life with your dog again.

Dealing with problem behaviour takes a lot of time and joy out of your life. And the quicker you can fix that, the easier your life will be.

How Do I Pay for Class?

It’s easy!

You can join class, through the links on this page to use your credit or debit card. We take every step to make sure your payment is secure!

 

Will the Confidence Academy Work for My Dog?

Dog training works. Well, the way I train works. I have helped many dogs, just like your dog, become happy, obedient and well mannered dogs. The Manners Academy is a safe place where you and your dog will learn to try new things and have fun.

If your dog has individual needs, I will endeavour to meet these where I can or advise you of a plan to help your dog learn how to become a happy, confident and brave dog! Because I want you and your dog to be successful!

This class is ideal for dogs who struggle to walk on a loose leash, won’t stay or leave it. Dogs who don’t know to go back to their beds or come when they’re called!

Why is it priced so high?

You are welcome to try other obedience classes but I’m confident that you and your dog will learn more faster and be happier here!

I believe that this is the best value for money dog training group class you will find anywhere in NZ. But don’t take my word for it, check out all our amazing reviews!

Our classes are small, which means that you and your dog will receive more 1-1 time than other group obedience classes.

Time is precious and the Manners Academy is set up to get you and your dog great results, quickly! In fact our goal is to get you and your dog trained and graduated as quickly as possible.

 

Why Choose SolutionK9?

  • We have way more 5-Star FB Reviews than any other dog trainer in Taranaki. That means Very Happy Clients!
  • Training is focused on YOU & YOUR DOG as a team, so we work on what you need (so please tell me what your goals are!)
  • The SolutionK9 Academy is only for you if you want to have your dog as an important part of your life. I can’t help you if you want your dog to be a garden ornament.
  • Being part of the SolutionK9 Academy means that you will get invited to exclusive walks and outings so you can practice real world obedience with your dog!
  • I am a patient instructor, I will not yell at you, and I get to the point so you and your dog can make faster progress.
  • I have extensive experience rehabilitating some very naughty and nervous dogs. I’ve even raised a dog who now serves in the Military and rehabbed a dog to be able to become an explosives detection dog (among many other achievements).

Vaccinations

Please make sure your dog or puppy has received at least one vaccination at 12 weeks (unless your dog is a black & tan breed (Dobermann, Rotweiller, Huntaway, etc) then please ensure your dog has had a vaccination at 16 weeks. 

All adult dogs should have had 1 vaccination at 12 months old or be titre tested to confirm immunity (if your dog has been titre’d no further vaccinations will be necessary) 

Join class now!

That’s an extra $130 in your pocket!

You can attend any and as many Manners Academy Classes per week! 
AND, fill up your concession card within 1 month of purchase to get a free gift when you grab your next card!

What are you waiting for? Your dog to get naughtier? Get some breathing space and start enjoying your life with your dog NOW!

This is What People have to say about Training with SolutionK9
(and I didn't even have to bribe them)

Laura & Ned

“I have just come back from the most pleasant walk I have ever had with my hypo crazy Labrador! With very few reminders he walked beautifully and to top if off at the end of the walk a cat ran across in front of us and he stayed nicely by my side! This would never have happened without the help of Luzelle, she has helped us so much with our dog and it was the first time I have truly enjoyed a walk with him – and we still have one more class to go! I highly recommend Solution K9!”

Jo & Norman

“Norman started dog obedience with Luzelle a month ago and after the first session we had him walking on a loose lead! Now that’s pretty amazing as we’ve tried everything and yet all walks started out with us nearly dislocating an arm! Such a difference and it didn’t stop there! He’s now much more focused and is loving learning lots of new things. Luzelle is amazing, she spends time getting to know your dog and really gets in their heads, then adapts training to suit your dog which is fantastic! I would recommend her to anyone with any breed dog, if Norman can learn it any dog can!”

Morgan and Lelia the Huntaway Puppy at the Public Catering Company in New Plymouth

Morgan & Lelia

“So amazing what you’ve done for us, we couldn’t have done it without you!”
Annie & Lulu the German Shepherd having a coffee at The Public Catering Company in New Plymouth

Annie & Lulu

“Wonderful – Luzelle works with each dog based on their own character traits. She gives them choices, rather than attempting to push them into things (good for both owner AND dog) — she has helped me immensely with Lulu, as to give her and me confidence! Luzelle works in a way that I have never seen before! “​

Rachel & Libby

“Amazing! Highly Recommend! My dog Libby is now a well-rounded, obedient and happy dog who behaves politely on family outings and loves to learn new tricks and tasks.”

Tim & Isla

Luzelle is amazing, her understanding of what is going on in your dogs mind is incredible. She really knows how to get your dog to work and get the best out of him/her. Isla has come leaps and bounds since working together with Luzelle.

Estelle and Dante the Staffie in Colour

Estelle & Dante

“When we started training with Luzelle, things were different.  The training was different to what we had been told to do before.  Dante was a lot more engaged (focused) with me and getting excited again to train.  Training became something he looked forward to… Luzelle has been a pleasure to work with, not only is she really nice, understanding and helpful, the dogs love her.  And she really cares about helping them and have fun and get things right

John & Harley

“Before starting training with Solution K9, we were training Harley as best we could, but she still had major issues around fear and aggression that we felt at a loss to control. Now that we have started training with Luzelle we are feeling so much more confident that Harley can be a happier more well rounded and well behaved dog. Harley can get close to other dogs without reacting, and is following all basic commands that we are being taught. So exciting getting results and knowing how happy the dogs are!”

Join class now!

That’s an extra $130 in your pocket!

You can attend any and as many Manners Academy Classes per week! 
AND, fill up your concession card within 1 month of purchase to get a free gift when you grab your next card!

What are you waiting for? Your dog to get naughtier? Get some breathing space and start enjoying your life with your dog NOW!

How The SolutionK9 Confidence Academy Can Help Your Dog!

Focussed

Want your dog to look up to you and hang off your every word?

Well, the SK9 Mindful Manners Academy will teach you how to get your dog to that level!

German Shepherd Puppy hanging out with her human after her lesson at SolutionK9

Happy

Not only that but your dog will also be happy about listening to you! 

How? Because you will learn to become the leader your dog needs!

Obedient

You will learn to be clear and effective when training your dog so that you can show your dog can’t help but learn how to be an obedient dog!

Take the first steps to unleashing your dog's REAL potential!


Grab your SolutionK9 Confidence Academy private lesson as well as 10-lesson Concession card NOW and SAVE OVER $100

That’s an extra $130 in your pocket!

You can attend any and as many Manners Academy Classes per week! 
AND, fill up your concession card within 1 month of purchase to get a free gift when you grab your next card!

What are you waiting for? Your dog to get naughtier? Get some breathing space and start enjoying your life with your dog NOW!