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

Online Courses

Step by step guidance on everything you need to know to transform your pup or dog

Puppy Zen – Virtual Puppy School

Real time with Mark Vette

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.

My online Puppy School is designed to teach you everything you need to know about raising and training a puppy! While traditional puppy schools are fantastic for socialisation, in my school you’ll also get the chance to learn critical tools and techniques around fear and phobia prevention, building a lifelong mentor bond and building resilience and confidence.

Learn to train your pup the right way (in a way your pup actually understands!) and set yourself up for a relaxed, enjoyable and stress-free life with your new pup.

 

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 developmental stage comes with its 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

If you want a dog that everyone loves to be around, this is for you.

My interactive course will take you through everything you need to know to transform your adult dog. It’s for dogs that missed the early training they should have had, dogs that have had traumatic experiences which have affected their behaviour, dogs that don’t seem to listen to a word you say, and those that have behaviour issues that need solving.

You will learn about how to effectively establish your relationship with your dog, the critical nature of ‘learning state’, how to teach the most important commands, and how to correct common behaviour problems. There’s nothing like the joy we receive from having a deep bond with a well-behaved dog!

Hyperactivity Online Course

Get a Calmer more Obedient Dog

This mini online training course is designed to help you transform your hyperactive dog into a calm, responsive, well-behaved and focused dog. The videos will show you exactly how to use my unique training techniques to achieve amazing results for dogs that pull on the lead, jump up all over you or other people, get overexcited or don’t come when called.

Hear from our happy customers directly

Sian

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

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

Ginny - Rescue Organisation, Auckland

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

 

Meihana

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!”

Lilithe

Meihana, SPCA Auckland

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

Heather

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

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

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

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!!”

Marie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debbie - New Zealand

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

Gloria

Gloria - Breeder, Auckland

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

Sonia

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

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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