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|A.C.E. Dog Training Ltd|
|1. Name:||Jan Voss|
|2. Company's name :||A.C.E. Dog Training Ltd|
|3. Address:||Weekend Training Venue, 60-66 Kingsford-Smith street, Rongotai|
|4. Phone Number:||0800 568 622|
|4. Email Address:||janvoss [AT] acedogtraining.co.nz|
|6. How many dogs have you "owned"?||8|
|7. What breeds are you most familiar working with?||My first dog was a Labrador/Shepherd X who taught me a lot in the early days. Since then I have owned and trained many gundogs breeds such as an English Setter, Golden Retriever, English Springer Spaniels, and now Nova Scotia Dock Tolling Retrievers as these suit the dog-sports and activities I am privately involved with. As well as my own dogs, my work in SPCA shelters, dog clubs and as a professional has made me familiar and given direct experiences with most recognised breeds and many types of common crosses|
|8. Do you have any formal dog training qualification? What are they? If not, why do you feel that you are a competent dog trainer?||
Principles of Canine Behaviour Certificate (Massey University), Certificate in Adult Learning (USP-Fiji)
Almost 30 years practical experience instructing and training dogs and their owners of all shapes and sizes with two years as a professional dog behavioural trainer for the RSPCA-ACT.
|9. How many dogs have you trained? (approx.)||500+|
|10. How many years have you been in business?||Since 2000|
|11. Do you work closely with a veterinarian and get referrals from them?||I have a good relationship and receive referrals from many veterinary clinics throughout Wellington, most specifically the Wellington-SPCA and Carevets-Johnsonville|
|12. What experiences do you have with dogs? (ie. obedience, agility, work at SPCA etc)||
I began competing in obedience competitions in 1980 and have successfully campaigned dogs through to Test C and attained NZKC Tracking Dog qualifications. I was also directly involved in the formation of Agility in the Wellington region and competed to Senior level with my first dog and well as multiple clear rounds with other dogs.
Over the years my personal interests in dog sports have changed and I am currently a successful participant and judge in Rally Obedience and Paws’N’Music. My professional training focus being on pet dogs I ensure my dogs are Canine Good Citizen certified – some in more than one country and am a New Zealand Kennel Club CGC Assessor myself. I am also active in the dog fraternity as volunteer handler and trainer for the SPCA-Wellington and on the Committee of both Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ and Central Allbreeds DTS in Wellington.
|13. What are your favourite dog books?||
The Perfect Puppy (Gwen Bailey)
|14. Is there anything else we should know about you and your dog training business?||A.C.E. Dog Training Ltd is a relaunch of a business which was previously called K9 College-Wellington and which I sold before moving overseas for a period. The training principles I follow adhere to the Code Of Ethics of the Association Of Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand and are based on sound scientific and modern thought. They are simple to apply and proven to work without destroying the relationship you have with your dog. As well as being available for in-home and one-one-one training or behaviour consultations I have established a training facility in Miramar in conjunction with the emBARKERS Hound Lounge Dog.|
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