Finding forever homes for deserving dogs.

Our mission

Here at Good Dog Training, we really do love dogs, and we want to help create a change. There is a missing link between dog behavior, dog training, and dog adoption.

We believe that rescuing a dog is not just finding him or her a forever home but taking these dogs in and rebuilding their life skills as dogs, building up their confidence, and setting them up to succeed with their new well-suited owner.

We want to bridge this gap by fully training our rescue dogs from ground up, ensuring they are 100% dog, world, and people social, as well as having a solid obedience before they can be considered for adoption. This process may take two weeks, but it may also take eight months, even a year, no matter how long and how much work each individual dog needs we will give it, you can not rush individuality.

Alongside our adoption process, we will supply full training for new owners and ongoing support to our rescues and their new families should any questions arise along the way. Its simple, create sound happy, balanced dogs and educate as many people as we can along the way.

We are open to collaborating on projects with you! The more we can help and work with other rescue organizations, fosters, owners, and businesses, the more people we can reach, teach, and grow the knowledge around dog psychology, behavior and training.

To get in touch email Amber at or phone 021 137 4143


This guy will be ready for adoption around March 1st

Tobey is roughly two years old; however, his birthday is unknown.

Tobey was found very skinny and tick ridden on a beach near Hamilton. After being invited into a lovely member of the publics car, Toby started his Journey to us at Good Dog training. Looking out the window, he was happy someone stopped and took a second look at him.Toby has gained back his weight, shine, and vibrancy and is a super fun-loving and loyal companion dog.

Toby has been with us for roughly three months now and is working on his overall 'good dog' skills. We are confident Toby will be someone's best friend.

Toby will suit a firm leader, ideal situation someone that will have time every day to stimulate, walk, swim or run Toby. Ideally, Toby will need to be crated or have an outside kennel/run when left home alone, Tobey loves his kennel and is super happy spending his downtime here. Toby has shown to be fine with cats.


This guy will be ready for adoption around Feb 29th

Kyro was surrendered to us after being advertised on TradeMe but not having his issues disclosed. We were keeping a slight eye on Kyro as we saw him pop up on TradeMe a few times. After talking to his last family, they decided to make a really hard decision that it was in Kyros best interest that he gets the training he needed to become a really great dog. Kyro initially had some severe anxiety issues and did not cope with any kind of external pressure.

Kyro has been worked through these issues and is now in his last phase of sharpening up his obedience. We have complete confidence in Kyro as a family pet.

Kyro will make a great companion; he is good with other dogs and has shown little interest in cats. Kyro is just waiting for his person to come and show him the commitment, love, and care he needs and deserves. He is a medium to high energy boy. He will need a firm and active owner.