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Private Dog Training

Private Puppy & Dog Training for the Wairarapa

Our private dog training services are All About convenience & relief

“ That means results, as easily as we can get them for you! ”

How we help:

Coaching: We teach you to train your dog

If you’re interested and have the time, our certified dog trainer will teach you the training ropes and guide you through a training plan customised to your goals.

Day Training: We do the training for you

Scheduled to the max? No brain space for taking on your own training? We understand! Our experienced, professional dog trainer is happy to train your dog for you.

All positive training

Either way, we use only science-based positive-reinforcement training for results you can feel truly good about.

What we help with:

  • Puppy training for those too busy for group class
  • Basic dog manners like sit, down, and stay
  • Recall training for a dog who comes when called
  • Loose lead walking for an end to leash pulling
  • Stopping nuisance behaviours like barking, digging, chewing
  • Ending jumping on family members and visitors
  • Helping dogs with separation anxiety, or fear of being left alone

“ I recommend letting April train for you! It’s the fastest way to the best results! ”


Private training details:

STEP 1: Initial Consult

All training begins with an initial consult to assess your dog, set your training goals, and provide immediate management relief.

$165 + GST

STEP 2: Your Customised Training Programme

April, our trainer, will create a training programme specific to your training goals, your dog, and your schedule needs. You’ll decide whether you wish to schedule sessions to learn to implement your customised program, or let April do the training for you. 

$95 + GST per one-hour training session (Customized packages of 4 or more sessions discounted 10%).

How to get started:

Ready for the relief of real training results?

Meet your dog trainer, April Williams

I’m so glad you’re here!

If you’re on a page about private dog training, chances are you’re deeply frustrated or concerned. Perhaps your dog is doing something you desperately wish she’d stop, or maybe not doing something you really wish she would. Either way, I’d love to help. Whether you choose to have me teach you how to fix the problem, or prefer I do so for you, I’d love the chance to bring you relief and help you fully enjoy your dog.

Learn more about April and her professional dog training credentials.

April Williams and her dog Archie

A message from our mascot, Wallie

Please Don’t Be Sad

A poem by Wallie

Wallie, the mascot of All About the Hound

Please don’t be sad,
your dog doesn’t mean to be bad.

Maybe you’d be more happy
if he weren’t so yappy.

Maybe you’d feel better
if he hadn’t ruined your favorite sweater.

Maybe Aunt Matilda wouldn’t be so upset
if he hadn’t chased away her favorite pet.

It’s okay, though, because here’s the good news
to wipe away your sad doggie blues:

There’s no need for shaming,
just call April for training!

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