• Carl & Georgia

    Chief Executive Pawfficers

    Hello & Woof! My name is Georgia and I am the Managing Director of Elite Canine Collective LTD. I have adored all animals my whole life and knew from a very early age that it's where I wanted my career to be. Throughout my childhood, my goals jumped between being a vet, guide dog trainer, or a police dog handler, but all of these careers have one thing in common... people... which was not ideal for an extremely socially anxious hermit like myself! I got my first after-school job working in a local boarding kennel, doing not much more than washing dishes, hosing out kennels, and the odd walk, but I loved it! 
    I have been working in the industry since 2013 in different daycare and kennel facilities, learning procedures and what does and doesn't work in the environment for both the people and the dogs. I have since spent the last few years studying canine behaviour and psychology, and creating a plan to bring together an awesome daycare experience that I would be glad to send my dogs to! 

    My areas of interest are social development of puppies, genetic make-ups of personalities, heelwork and trick training! 


    And Carl - well he's married to the madness!

  • Memberships

    • Association of Professional Dog Trainers NZ (APDTNZ)
    • International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP)
    • Association of Pet Behaviour Councilors (APBC)
    • International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC)

    Credentials

    • Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification
    • Puppy Socialization
    • Puppy Lab
      SOCS
    • Canine Science 
      SOCS
    • Canine Enrichment
    • Fear Free Canine Enrichment
    • Dog Enrichment Course
    • Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training 
    • Canine Bonding & Play
    • Interactive Play
    • Canine Calmness
    • Canine Communication Certificate
    • Canine Compulsive Disorder (CCD) Certificate

    Current Study

    • Behaviour Bible 
      SOCS
    • Advanced Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management 
    • Fundamentals of Neuroscience 

  • Lisa

    Senior Handler

    Daycare Team Leader & Agility Trainer

    Hi, my name is Lisa! I have always had a huge passion for dogs, starting when my family bred Corgis when I was 4. When I was 11, I wanted to train my Corgi, Pete to do breed shows but he had other ideas in mind... Dog Agility.

    As I have grown I have loved this sport more and more from winning my first nationals with Pete at 14 to gaining another title in 2019 with one of my Border Collies from my 5 dog team. I love working with dogs and look forward to teaching agility to you!  

    - "Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend, never owned a dog"

  • Credentials

    Dogs have competed in different Agility grades including; JB, JA, Intermediate and Senior

    • Jumpers Awards - JD, JD, JD, JD, JDX
    • New Zealand Dog Agility Championship's Novice Winner 2011 - Smalls
    • New Zealand Dog Agility Championship's 2019 Finalist
      Starters Final x4 dogs
      Jumpers C Final x1 dog
    • New Zealand Dog Agility Championship's Starters Winner 2019 - 500s
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  • Hayley

    Junior Handler

    Daycare Bark Ranger

    Hello, my name is Hayley! I’ve always loved dogs & all animals and I have been lucky enough to have been around them my whole life. I own a English Stafford Terrier called Zag and recently got Fern, a labrador, collie cross who enjoys coming to work with me and hanging out with all your pooches! I have just gained my Animal Care Qualification with plans to get more experience and qualifications to grow my future with pooches! Looking forward to seeing your doggos at ECC!

  • Credentials

    • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care
      - Animal welfare
      - Animal facility hygiene
      - Health and safety
      - Zoonoses
      - Pet first aid
      - Animal anatomy, physiology and behaviour
      - Animal care and husbandry
      - Animal ethics and safe working practices

  • Naticia

    Junior Handler

    Daycare Bark Ranger

    Hello! My name is Tesha and I have always had a deep fondness for dogs as well as all other animals. I consider myself fortunate to have them as constant companions in my life.

    My tri merle border collie, Keava, is a beloved member of my family who enjoys playing with balls, frisbee and is very much a water bug. You may have come across her on social media; she thoroughly enjoys accompanying me to work and would eagerly do so every day if given the chance.

    I've recently completed my Animal Care Qualification and am excited to gain more experience and certifications to advance my career in the animal industry,specially dogs!!

  • Credentials

    • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care
      - Animal welfare
      - Animal facility hygiene
      - Health and safety
      - Zoonoses
      - Pet first aid
      - Animal anatomy, physiology and behaviour
      - Animal care and husbandry
      - Animal ethics and safe working practices