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Positive Fear-Free Dog Training

For Queenstown & Central Otago

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Flip Collins

Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant

Training through play! Game & psychology based dog training that you and your dog WANT to do! Get the skills BEFORE you need them! From a new puppy to a rescue dog - I help you work WITH your dog using the latest scientific techniques.

Based in Arrowtown with fully fenced training centres in Shotover Country, Queenstown & Omakau, Central Otago.

I'm Fear Free and Low Stress Handling certified.  I'm a proud member of APDTNZ (Association Professional Dog Trainers New Zealand). I'm a also a certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), Animal Acting Partner, a Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach, a Pet First Aid Instructor for Pet First Aid NZ & sports dog trainer.  

I specialise in puppy school training from the ground up and herding breeds - controlling the crazy!


I've 3 rescued Bearded Collie x's (Jack, Bear & Rufus) and a Cavoodle pup, Gizmo! I compete in dog agility to the highest levels in NZ with GOLD awards. I've a couple of Trick Dog Grand Champions & I've been awarded Trick Dog Trainer of the year.


I'm a total dog geek. From behaviour modification to obedience to fun tricks, scent work & agility.

Everyday is a gift! Have fun with your dog!

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