Mark Vette – Internationally renowned Animal Behaviourist, Educator, Author and TV personality

Do you need help with your adult dog?

  • Embarrassed to be seen with your dog in public
  • Stressed that the next incident might see your beloved dog in trouble
  • Need help dealing with all the common behaviour issues

Let me help you have that stress free harmonious relationship and happy life you crave.

Is your cute little puppy becoming a boisterous teenager?

  • Do you feel that your puppy has gone backwards in their training?
  • Does your pup listen to you at home but not while out and about?
  • Teenage pups (5 – 18 months) can become hormonal, stubborn and more difficult to train
  • We can help you deal with emerging behaviour issues before they become long term problems

Are you struggling to raise your boisterous pup and dreaming of how you could possibly raise a happy, loving, stable pup?

“My mission is to transform the dog human relationship, and therefore ourselves in service of the world”

Puppy Zen – Virtual Puppy School

Real time with Mark Vette

In these extraordinary times we still have to care for our wee puppies and ensure they get the best start we can possibly give them. Given the limited ability to socialise your pup and with puppy schools closed down, I’m launching a virtual puppy school to support ou and your pup.

There is a critical time in a puppy’s life, called the Formative Period, where training is essential as they can learn skills and social behaviours quickly and easily. Miss it, and you could have a lifetime of problem behaviours. Make the most of it, and you will have a happy lifelong bond with your pup.

We can’t change the timing of when we must lay these critical foundations down so we have to do the best we can now.

Come join Mark as he raises two border collie puppies. Watch in real time what Mark does and when to raise a happy, bonded, stable pup. You’ll receive members only exclusive video content, facebook live sessions and plenty of opportunities to ask your questions.

Teenage Puppy Zen – Virtual School for Teenage Pups

Teenage puppies (5-18 months) come with their own unique challenges, driven by hormonal and developmental changes occurring as your pup matures and their focus shifts away from you to the many delightful distractions out in the big, wide, world! Each of your puppy’s developmental stages come with their own drivers and challenges.

  • A tendency to become more stubborn and outwardly focused
  • Emerging behaviour issues such as dominance, fear, separation distress, hyperactivity or poor recall
  • A perfectly behaved pup at home who stops obeying commands while out and about
  • A pup that seems to go backwards in their training
  • A need for more exercise and stimulation
  • Over-the-top reactions to certain things

These are all symptoms of emerging issues that are best resolved now. Understanding these and being shown how to build on your puppy training prevents these behaviour issues from becoming established.
This online school will guide you through the confusing teenage period, with training techniques designed to help you avoid building a lifetime of bad habits, and ensure you come through this period with a beautifully well-behaved dog who is deeply bonded to you.

This school also gives you access to all the puppy-training videos from our Puppy Zen Virtual Puppy School, so that you can make sure you’ve got all the foundational training and basics in place too! Teenage Puppy Zen is designed to take what your puppy learnt in the formative period (3-16 weeks) and consolidate and grow those learnings. You’ve done kindergarten and primary school, now we are heading to high school.

Dog Zen Virtual Dog School

Everything you need to know to transform your adult dog

In these extraordinary times our dogs need that extra bit of support. They know our world isn’t as it normally is and will be reacting to our levels of anxiety and stress and in our change in behaviours.  Now is a critical time to invest in your dog, creating that harmonious loving bond you are seeking.  There is nothing like the joy we receive from a well behaved dog and a deep bond. 


This interactive adult dog school will provide you with everything you need to support your dog in this time and to transform your relationship.  With live weekly videos experiences, questions and answer opportunities and a guided journey through 30 plus video online training program, you will have everything you need to know to transform your dog.  You will learn about how to effectively establish your relationship with your dog, the critical nature of ‘learning state’, and receive arm you with and all the tools and techniques you need to correct common behaviour problems.

    About Mark Vette

    BSc, MSc (Hons)

    Internationally renowned Animal Behaviourist, Educator, Author and TV personality

    Mark Vette is one of the world‛s leading animal behaviourists, having studied, treated and trained dogs for more than 40 years. Armed with abundant knowledge, extensive clinical experience and a strong academic background Mark empowers and inspires others to transform their relationship with their dog to create happy, loving relationships.

    He is the star of TV’s Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars and Sky UK TV’s Dogs Might Fly and led the viral phenomena Driving Dogs.

    Our Story

    Effective, fun and simple!

    My unique methodology looks to the ancestral roots of the wolf and pariah dog to understand the behaviours you are battling with, and how to make real change. It’s effective, simple, doable, and fun!

    Supported learning

    Have access to all my experience in the comfort of your own home, in your own time. With step-by-step instructions you can enjoy a well behaved, loving dog who looks to you for direction every time.

    Everything starts with the bond

    Learn how the bond between humans and dogs has co-evolved over 30,000 years. Use this knowledge to strengthen the bond you have with your dog, to make sure it is the best it can be and reap the results!

    Proven, trusted methodology

    Built over 40 years from my clinical and hands on experience. Learn directly from me, the same methodology I have taught at universities and teach dog owners in my sought after Clinic.

    Hear from our happy customers directly


    Sian - Dog owner, Auckland

    “Fantastic course.  Thank you team fro your time, energy and enthausiasm.  So sensible and so much common sense. Wish we could run hundreds of these so every dog owner attends the basics! I will be recommending Mobility Dogs attend.”



    Katriya - Auckland

    “Loved how hands on and small this was, I learnt so much in such a small amount of time, it was amazing.”



    Ginny - Rescue Organisation, Auckland

    “Absolutely enjoyed everything about the workshop.  Thoroughly, thoroughly impressive.”



    Lilithe, student, University of Waikato, studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Behaviour, Auckland

    “Very inspiring. So glad you guys get this way of thinking about and treating dogs this way out, thank you guys!”


    Meihana, SPCA Auckland

    Loved it, incredibly invaluable information and skills.  Can’t wait to pass it on to the team.


    Heather - New Zealand

    “The slip lead has made all the difference to my controlling Arki on the short lead and I am delighted with it. Just so much better than dragging on a collar a Mark says in his book. His book is fantastic and I am living and breathing it at the moment!”


    Margaret - Auckland

    “Just wanted to tell you how very pleased I am with the training bag. I use it all the time! Love it being flat against the body when walking and so easy to get treats out quickly.”


    Susie - Auckland

    “I started at module 1 and I’m about half way through watching module 4. If I wasn’t writing this email I would be watching some more – I’m addicted! I’m finding the video’s really interesting and valuable and I’m looking forward to getting into the training. ”


    Sharon - NZ

    “Just wanted to let you know what a difference your Dog Zen programme has made to our dog Macy (and us!). We’ve been using clicker and contrast training from your videos and today we had success for the first time by turning her round and asking the other dog owners to do a “nose to tail” greet. So simple, but so effective!!”


    Maree (& Ella) - Hot Water Beach, Coromandel

    “Just love your videos (& can’t wait to receive your book). I look forward to watching a few videos each day and am learning so much. Thanks for putting together & sharing such brilliant techniques! .”


    Rachel - Lyall Bay, Wellington

    “We have found the videos very helpful and informative with our hyperactive, but beautiful border collie cross!! She has calmed down a great deal, thanks to Dog Zen!”


    Pip - New Plymouth

    “I think everyone should be doing this course before owning a dog! So informative into the workings of a dog’s mind. Critical to dog ownership.”


    Pip - New Plymouth

    “I have been watching all the Dog Zen foundation videos and learning a huge amount. We started work on the clicker on the weekend and he is making progress already on the lead, which is wonderful. I wish I had been onto this programme when he was a pup! Watching the dog language and foundation videos are really helpful to firstly know how a dogs mind works. Great and really important starting ground!”


    Kerri - Whakatane

    “Thank you so much for your expertise and help with training my girl. Your format is extremely easy to follow, it all makes sense and it’s been a huge help to me. She’s definitely come such a long way on a short time. “


    Philippa - Christchurch

    “I found the online training programme extremely useful – interesting, well-filmed and informative. It seems to cover everything that anyone would need to know. Congratulations on a fine product”


    Chloe - New Zealand

    “This course has helped me much better understand canine behaviour and why they do what they do, and how to positively build those much needed relationships in order to successfully get them through their needed training. Thank you Mark Vette! Rated 5 out of 5”


    Sue - New Zealand

    “Hope more people benefit from your Dog Zen book and experience. I’ve found it most helpful with my rehomed English Springer. Thanks”


    Cathy - Auckland

    “Thank you I have absolutely loved reading your Dog Zen book and have watched every video. I’ve learnt so much and feel so well prepared for our pups arrival next month.”


    Debbie - New Zealand

    “I have your fabulous book Dog Zen. Great read great help. Love it”


    Gloria - Breeder, Auckland

    “I recently purchased Puppy Zen book and thoroughly enjoyed the read and have some new things to try now.”


    Sonia - Breeder Cider Field Labradoodles, Australia

    “As a breeder of working lines of labradoodles, we recommend all owners to get a copy of Puppy Zen, and read it before they get their pup. It has been a very helpful book and we are consistently told how prepared they feel for their pup, and we notice that the transition into their new homes is extremely smooth. If people are thinking of getting a pup, we would wholeheartedly recommend Puppy Zen and also Mark’s training videos. The information in Puppy Zen will give you the key to continue with the training from when puppy comes home, through the crucial early socialising period.”


    Rhea - Breeder, Cambridge

    ‘Puppy Zen book has ABSOLUTELY blown me away. The amount of useful and sensible tools/information/knowledge and skills to learn in this book is just incredible. It highlights how important it is as responsible dog owners to play our part and provides excellent guidance on how to achieve it.’

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