About Us

Read about Fiona & Vince

 Owner's of K9 FUNdamentals


Coupled with my lifelong passion and love for animals, I became a certified dog trainer in 2016.  My qualifications include:

Prior to starting K9 FUNdamentals, my career had been spent working in the corporate space. The majority of roles were at a senior level in change management, sales and continuous improvement. 

My most memorable and gratifying role was working with Starship Hospital as a Project Manager, redesigning the patient and staff flow for Pre and Post Operation process. Working with staff, children and parents to deliver a great outcome was paramount.


As co-owner of K9 FUNdamentals, Fiona and I run our public classes and/or courses together as well my 1:1 training conducted with our clients. 

My background is similar to Fiona's having had a career in senior leadership roles within Corporate along with currently running my Leadership & Career Development consultancy. For me, having the privilege of working directly with humans and canines is the perfect combination.

At home, our whānau includes three rescue dogs - Luka, Flynn and Bailee as well as our cats Steve & Maisie.  We all happily live together on our beautiful property where we also train from.

We are both members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers New Zealand (APDTNZ).

Read about the K9 FUN team 

Bailee, Luka, Flynn 

Our canine fur-kids are all adopted from various Animal Welfare charities.

Flynn, Bailee & Luka are often called upon as K9 FUNdamentals team members to help us with training our clients dogs during controlled sessions. So you may come across either one of these fur-kids as part of the K9 FUNdamentals family.

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