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At All About the Hound we’re full service—for your dog & for you

Convenience and peace of mind for dedicated dog parents. And great results, too!

How can we serve you & your hound?

Dog & Puppy Training Classes

For Wairarapa dog parents looking for real training results, our credentialed professional dog trainer leads the very best (and most fun) classes available. Learn more.

Private Dog Training

For busy Wairarapa dog parents, we bring the training to you. Super busy? Our KPA-certified dog trainer will even train your dog for you! Learn more.

Dog Daycare

For Wairarapa dog parents with long days, worry no more: Leave your dog with us and we’ll see that she has a wonderful day while you focus at work. Learn more.

Dog Grooming

For Wairarapa dog parents wanting both the perfect groom and a stress-free grooming experience, our professional dog groomer delivers both. Learn more.

Groomabilities Training

For the most dedicated Wairarapa dog parents, we offer our most unique program, designed to teach your dog to love being groomed here and at home. Learn more.

Why trust your hound to All About the Hound?

We hold the highest credentials

Our trainer is the only Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner in the Wairarapa, in addition to holding her Certificate III in Dog Behaviour & Training. We hold equally advanced grooming certifications. Why? Because we really care—about results, about your hound, and about you.

We get results

We take pride in knowing what we’re doing and how to do it really, really well. Whether you come to us for dog training, grooming, or dog daycare, you have expectations and we aim to meet and, wherever possible, exceed them.

We do it all

Our clients are busy career and family folks, so we like to make enjoying and caring for your dog as easy as possible. That means one-stop for training, grooming, and daycare. Plus we look for every opportunity to get things done for you—even your dog training!

We make getting results fun

We are fully force-free in all of our dog training, daycare, and grooming activities. We want your dog to have a great time. We also want you to feel great about the results we deliver, whether that’s a wonderfully-behaved dog or a perfectly-coifed one.

Learn more about our All About the Hound philosophy.

Meet our owner, trainer, & groomer, April Williams

Hello, and welcome!

It is my true joy to serve the discerning dog parents of the Wairarapa. I know what it is to love a dog as a family member, to want the best for her, and to want to enjoy the best from her. That’s why I do what I do, and why I’ve sought the highest education and credentials in both the dog training and grooming worlds, so that I may do it as well as it can be done. So welcome, and I hope we have the opportunity to support you and your hound!

April Williams and her dog Archie

A message from our mascot, Wallie

Everybody wants a Wallie!

A poem by Wallie

Wallie, the mascot of All About the Hound

Everybody wants a Wallie,
A perfect dog who is nice and easy.

A dog who comes right away,
the very first time you say.

A dog who loves & impresses everyone,
whether man, child, or nun.

A dog who is also nice to look at,
because he’s had a bath and his hairs cut.

Whatever your dog’s name, be it Fido, Spot, or Molly,
At All About Hound he or she can be just like me, the perfect Wallie.

Don't just take our word for it!

  • April does an amazing job with our Husky! She is very professional & always does 110%. We recommend her to anyone!!! See you next fur appointment!Shay Thomas

  • April did a great job on my Maltese/Shih Tzu, Jemma! She went in looking like a hairy Yeti and came out looking like a beautiful princess. Well done April. You are an excellent dog groomer!Amanda Olsen

  • Thanks April for getting us on the right track with training, I have a very tired superstar Teddy who walked loose lead and sat quietly in a cafe today.Joanna Kemp

  • Sheba is looking very clean and fluffy after her appointment with April today. She is now looking forward to her play date with April and friends next week. Highly recommend!Julie Morris

  • April is lovely, has a great personality and is very professional. Thanks for all your help with Bailey. Kerry Potts

  • Thank-you April, you did such a great haircut on my dogs. They look fantastic. Penne-ann Huston

  • Thank you April for taking such great care of my deaf old Airedale, Charlie. He was in such a knotted state but you got him looking wonderful! Great breed clip. We will be regulars now. Thank you :)Jannine Yost

  • April offers such an exceptional service; she is friendly and attentive and is good at what she does!Lovena ByMe

  • Thanks April for grooming Becca with such care. We will be back next time for sure and will certainly recommend you for growing in the area.Aziza Young

  • Very happy with Charlie's makeover. Much quicker than where I usually take him. Thanks April, will definitely be back :-)Kristine Mickelssen

  • Benji has been to AllAbouttheHound for a bath and tidy. He came home smelling very tropical and sporting a very full and fluffy look. I was very pleased and will definitely be going back. I thought the service was great.Octavian Filimon

  • Our precious Max has had his second groom at AllAbouttheHound and what a fantastic job April has done. With a professional set up and equipment, I could trust a great job would be done and I wasn't wrong. Max looks super cute and we will definitely be returning customers.Patricia Acampora

  • April was very caring & loving towards my baby dog. Fantastic work with the grooming!!Vicky Madytianos