Laura believes in building a relationship with your dog. It should be about working together to achieve things rather than demanding your dog to do what you say.
Laura prides herself on continuing to learn what she can and developing new techniques to help both dogs and their guardians.
Her two dogs, Keira & Kai, are her inspirations. Seeing the different ways they learn and what motivates each of them inspires her to teach people to understand their dog better.
As well as running Constructive Canines, Laura is also a Director of The Dog Safe Workplace Ltd and Founder of Kids Safe With Dogs Charitable Trust.
Laura has several qualifications and is currently studying more. She is also a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand
Augusta is new to the animal care industry, having spent over 16 years in advertising she’s now following her real passion for working with dogs! She grew up in Hawkes Bay with dachshunds as their family dogs (a slight obsession that she maintains to this day) and also spent many happy hours on farms with working dogs. She is currently studying Canine Behaviour and Training at Unitec as well as completing a Search Dog Handling Diploma online. She is Pet First Aid Certified and also a field volunteer for Animal Evac NZ
Grace has always had a passion for dogs and grew up with pets and working dogs alike. Her family trained and bred gun dogs in the Manawatu.
Grace worked at, and managed, one of Auckland’s premier doggy day care and pet hotels. She has also been an instructor at North Shore Dog Training Club.
Grace has one dog; Julian, a Catahoula X. Julian’s socialisation and behavioural issues were what inspired her to get involved in dog training and behaviour and she is an avid force-free, reward-based trainer. Julian enjoys de-stuffing stuffed toys, long walks on the beach and working towards his Lure Coursing Championship title.