Darran Rowe BSc(Hons), PGCE

Over 15 Years Experience as a Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviourist

I have been working professionally as a dog trainer for over 15 years, in training situations involving general pet dogs, competitive dogs, rescue dogs (animal welfare cases). 

My training utilises only Force-Free, positive re-inforcement techniques. Coming from a competitive dog agility background, my training is focused on building and promoting a positive relationship between you and your dog, one based on mutual trust and respect. 

I live with 7 dogs at present, 3 Irish Setters, 4 Border collies of various ages, 2 of which are rescue dogs. They are all amazing dogs and have taught me so much about the canine world.


BSc (Hons) Degree in Biology from Cardiff University, including Animal Physiology, Animal Behaviour and Biochemistry.

PGCE in Education, South Bank University. Fully trained Primary and Secondary School teacher with full Police Check.


Full Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand (APDTNZ).

Full member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG).

Full member of Reiki New Zealand,. Qualified Reiki Master Teacher.

Interesting Facts

Former Manager and Canine Behaviourist for SPCA Hamilton.

Featured trainer on CareersNZ website.

Regula radio section on Magic Talk, The Sunday Cafe show with Roman Travers.

UK Kennel Club Approved Agility and Good Citizenship Judge.

Darran Rowe - Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviourist

What Some of My Clients Say

“My partner and I learnt a lot on how to help us train our new dog on recall and lots of it we can relate back to our older dog to improve both of their training. All the information was put in to easy to understand language and he helped us get it by relating it to everyday life. ”
Rebecca Steiner
Ellie (Heeler Cross)
"We would definitely recommend Darran to anyone that was wanting a force-free way of training their dog. Darran has had a very calming influence over Floki, and the rest of us as well. He also is very knowledgeable about dog behaviour and has helped our family be on the same page when bonding with Floki."
Jo McFetridge
Floki (Labradoodle)
"A truly wonderful experience with massive improvements both in our puppy and ourselves as owners. Darren has a calm and clear way of training which our puppy really connected with. incredibly pleased with the progress! ”
Devon Samuels
Rusty (Border Terrier)

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+64 (0)274 585 872