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The key to a lasting bond is confidence in your own skills. Unlock this power and train your dog to be the perfect life companion.

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Pet refuge

This incredible charity provides temporary shelter and care for pets, keeping them safe while their owners escape family violence then reuniting them once their families have found a new safe home.

Victims are often faced with the difficult decision to leave their pets behind or stay with an abuser. In many cases, the care that Pet Refuge offers can be the difference between a person leaving an abusive situation and not.

Mark is humbled to support this team by providing:

  • Training support to Pet Refuge shelter staff through workshops, consults and access to our Virtual Schools
  • Free access to our Virtual Schools for those who've escaped domestic violence with their dogs
  • Support to Pet Refuge's donors by supplying training tips, discounts and giveaways through the Pet Refuge donor newsletter - so please sign-up to get access to these benefits!

Check out their website if you’d like to contribute to what this amazing team is doing:

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Canine Friends Pet Therapy

This is a New Zealand-wide network of volunteers who share their friendly, well-behaved dogs with people in hospitals, hospices, rest homes, corporates, universities, correction centres and has established Children Reading to Dogs programmes. Mark is honoured to be the Patron.

There is so much to love about this organisation!  Contact with a dog has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and boost your mood. It floods your system with feel-good oxytocin! How wonderful to bring this joy and comfort to people through contact with a beautiful dog.

Mark is humbled to support this organisation

Dogs don’t judge, they don’t pity, they don’t require anything from you - all they do is give their quiet love and affection. Plus dogs thrive on having a purpose and relish the social contact and pats they get too! It’s a real win-win.

When Mark’s own father was in rest home care at the end of his life following a serious stroke, he greatly enjoyed having contact with a visiting dog, so Mark knows first-hand the difference it can make.

    If you’d like to request a visit to your organisation or facility, or sign up to be a volunteer, check out their website below:

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