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Kiwi Avoidance Training for Dogs

Kiwi Avoidance Training for Dogs

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  • Sat 22 May, 8:00am – 3:00pm


King Hill Reserve, Mamaku, Karamu Street, Mamaku, Rotorua


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Help protect native bird species. Avian awareness and avoidance training help to avoid native birds getting killed and disturbed. It's also a requirement in some areas that have kiwi and other ground-dwelling birds.

Kiwi Avoidance Training for dogs will be held at King Hill Reserve, Mamaku, on Saturday 20th March.
Training will be delivered by qualified dog aversion specialist Blake Cole and takes 15-20 minutes per dog.

A small electric shock is given to deter dogs from reacting to preserved kiwi or nest material.
The dog is tested for its learned avoidance and may be retrained.

This testing or training is required annually until the dog consistently demonstrates strong avoidance.

Pre-registration is essential as numbers are limited.
Please provide the following information by e-mail to to register:
- Your name
- Your contact phone number and address
- Number of dogs to be trained
- Dog/s name
- Has your dog completed kiwi aversion training before? If so when.
- You will receive booking confirmation including time slot by e-mail

Dogs must be at least 6 months old to do this training

On the day:
Please ensure your dog is under control at all times and remains on a lead until otherwise advised.
A Koha would be appreciated.

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