Well done local dog owners! We had 30 dogs attend kiwi avoidance training at Papa Aroha recently. During our recent Kiwi call survey we have noticed increase in male calls around the Coromandel area, which is a tribute to the Coromandel volunteers who service the stoat lines each month. Unfortunately a decrease in calls around the Colville area was reported after the annual kiwi listening survey. A kiwi by being simply being knocked to the ground can cause internal damage with disastrous effects. Taking responsibility of your dog in known kiwi areas, keeping them inside at night and reducing roaming can make a huge difference to the livelihood of kiwi living in our back yard. Our next training will be in Colville on January 7th.

We are gearing up for the new summer program, which kicks off on December 29th, the first event a paws and owner workshop with Kim Wagner, professional dog trainer, building balanced K9’s. Join the session to learn teaching your dog how to recall from birds and improve control in open areas. Make it easier for you and your best friend & help keep our beach birds safe this summer. If you would like to be attend this free workshop, just contact us.

We passed with flying colors

Gilly & Clark, passed with flying colors.