It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and I believe it’s never too late to train any dog. My services are designed with you, and your dog in mind, and I believe in working as much with you as with your animal. I’m proud of my high success rate and the level of satisfaction my clients, and their dogs, come away with every time.

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Personalized and Professional


Time for your pet



Joe Conway NZQA CAM-CBT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer)

I am a graduate of the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management - Canine Behaviour and Training. Committed to providing the most effective, convenient and science-backed training solutions for my clients’ dog training needs,

I avidly pursue ongoing education and professional development by attending several seminars per year and keeping current on all industry literature. At Canine by Design, I put my clients' needs first, and promote and use Positive Reinforcement based training methods. 

I have spent time both working and volunteering at the SPCA, South Auckland Puppy Surrender, and Auckland Council both in the Henderson Dog Shelter, as a Barking Consultant and in my current role as an Animal Management Officer.

I work in with Chained Dog Rehoming and Rehabilitation and ARAN Rescue, fostering and training dogs that need some 'extra' guidance before going on to their forever homes.

When I'm not helping clients to enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, I enjoy competing in Rally-O and Obedience with my own dog Pippa, and I'm a current member of the NorWest Dog Training Club.

My absolute passion is helping rescue and shelter dogs rehome successfully and smoothly into their new forever homes.

“I make SIT happen”

Joe Conway - NZQA CAM-CBT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer)

Dog Walker

“Dogs do speak - but only to those who know how to listen.”

Orhan Pamuk

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A good one
A good one

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Finn chilling 3
Finn chilling 3

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My foster dogs this year