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Rachel is very knowledgable and patient, she teaches in a way that is easy to understand and uses actions that are manageable and adaptable to each individual.
Thank you for helping us train our little Maltese, Toby. His improvement is fantastic. We have already recommended you to friends and will continue to do so as we have living proof of the effectiveness of your training.
We work extreme hours and to have Rachel walk our dogs is very reassuring - the dogs adore her and she even offered to take the dogs to the vets when I've been at work!
My Border Collie, Max, was pulling on the lead and not responding well to dogs running up and around him. Rachel taught me some great techniques that are very effective. Rachel also walks Max every week. It is very important to me is that Rachel is a professional trainer and I can trust her with Max and he adores her.
MAUREEN FROM WAIMAUKU
LORETTA & ALLAN FROM THE
TRACEY FROM HOBSONVILLE
ABOUT 'TAKE THE LEAD'
My name is Rachel Butler and am founding owner/instructor of Take the Lead Dog Training. I have assisted countless owners and all types of dogs with good manners and everyday control for well over 25 years.
I have trained my own dogs in the sports of obedience, agility, tracking and heelwork to music, gaining National awards and qualifications in those areas.
Qualifications, Experience and Membership:
Certificate of Animal Management (Canine Behaviour and Training).
Seminar and workshop attendance of internationally known dog behaviourists and trainers.
Life member of North Shore Dog Training Club, having held office as President, Secretary and Head Instructor at various times.
I continue to be an active member and volunteer instructor at this club.
Assessor for the Canine Good Citizen scheme run by Dogs New Zealand (a national dog training and breed council).
Assessor and active member for Canine Friends Pet Therapy.