Elite Canine Collective is the ONLY Doggy Daycare with Fear Free Certified Professionals in the South Island

We only use positive and force free training techniques to prevent and alleviate dogs fear, anxiety & stress for all dogs in our care.

Animal welfare is our #1 priority, we offer no charge if your dog is stressed, unhappy or uncomfortable with the environment. 

EXCLUSIVE to Elite Canine Collective: Puppy University!

The best of both worlds: doggy daycare, socialization and puppy training with industry experienced and internationally qualified Canine behaviorists! Appropriate socialization is not just playing with other dogs; it is so much more and our team understands that. Our Puppy University course is specifically tailored for your puppies ideal social development period, in a safe and controlled environment.

This program for puppies up to 6 months of age uses the daycare setting to cover all basic training, appropriate play and greeting of dogs, crate training, desensitization for grooming and adrenaline response. It also includes complimentary nail trims for the duration of the course.


∙ As Puppy University takes place in doggy daycare, a FREE 15 minute daycare assessment applies.

∙ Puppy University daily rate is $55, or 5 day concessions can be purchased for $260

∙ Paw-rents will get a daily report card on their pups paw-gress!

∙ Our Puppy University trainers hold specific puppy training qualifications, on top of their Psychology and Behavior diplomas. 

What is taught in our Puppy University

Fundamentals:
∙ Look
∙ Sit
∙ Recall
∙ Crate training (if requested)
∙ Toilet training 
∙ Down
∙ Heel
∙ Leave it 
∙ Wait
∙ Stand 
∙ Stay
Advanced:
∙ Appropriate greeting of other dogs
∙ Appropriate play
∙ Relax - Karen Overall's Protocol for Relaxation (1997)
∙ Relax in high energy situation  
∙ Door Control
∙ Touch desensitization 
∙ Nail trim 
∙ Brush desensitization 
∙ Adrenaline response 
∙ Enough 
∙ Public desensitization
∙ Graduation at 6 Months
 

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