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|1. Name:||Rachel Butler|
|2. Company's name :||Take the Lead Dog Training|
|3. Address:||19 Riverlea Road, Whenuapai, Auckland|
|4. Phone Number:||09 416 7500|
|4. Email Address:||rachel.butler [AT] clear.net.nz|
|5. Website:|| http://www.takethelead.co.nz
|6. How many dogs have you owned?||Six|
|7. What breeds are you most familiar working with?||Many pure and cross breeds|
|8. Qualifications:||Attending a course in Certificate of Animal Management (Canine Behaviour and Training). (2011)|
|9. How many dogs have you trained? (approx.)||Many...|
|10. How many years have you been in business?||Since 2003|
|11. Referrals from veterinarian?||Yes|
|12. What experiences do you have with dogs? (ie. obedience, agility, work at SPCA etc)||I (Rachel Butler) have been involved in dogs and dog training for over 25 years, having assisted countless people and all varieties of dogs with basic to advanced obedience.
I am a life member of North Shore Dog Training Club, having held office as President, Secretary and Head Instructor at various times.
I continue to be an active member and volunteer instructor at this club. I am also a New Zealand Kennel Club qualified Assessor for the Canine Good Citizen scheme
Dog training, handling and understanding is an ongoing and developing skill. I have attended seminars and workshops of internationally known dog behaviourists and trainers, such as Jan Fennell (UK), Brian McGovern (UK) and Ian Dunbar (USA).
I continue to broaden and enhance my practical experience and knowledge by attending a full time, one year Unitech course in Certificate of Animal Management (Canine Behaviour and Training).
My personal dog training achievements encompass a wide variety of obedience-related activities (obedience, tracking trials, agility, flygility, heelwork to music).
I have qualified my dogs in a number of New Zealand Kennel Club recognised titles.
I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with you.
|13. What are your favourite dog books?||
Problem Dog by Valerie O'Farrell (out of print)
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