Welcome to Fairfield Pet Lodge Dog Training service, previously known as Fairfield Kennels & Cattery. We're a family owned and operated boutique country Pet Lodge providing experienced Dog Training, Doggy Day Care, Boarding Kennels & Cattery for all your pets, with the highest level of care for their home away from home holiday experience. Located in South Auckland we are 7km from Clevedon, a comfortable 20 minute drive from Howick, Beachlands or Maraetai and on a main route to the Coromandel Peninsula. For those travelling abroad we are only 37km from Auckland International Airport. 

Our facility is spread over five stunning hectares including lush paddocks, large garden areas and mature trees. Secure behind electric gates, it offers a safe, healthy and caring environment that your pets will love. Whether you are looking at day stay or want long-term boarding when you are away, you will find that Fairfield has a number of affordable solutions for your peace of mind.  

Due to demand from our customers, we now offer boarding for a range of pets which is why we have re-branded as Fairfield Pet Lodge from May 2017.

Hours: 8-10 am & 4-5 pm 7 days a week. Inspections welcome by appointment.
Peak Seasons: 20 December – 10 January and Easter weekend.
Parking: Available near Reception for Boarding Kennels & Cattery.


Anton is very experienced in training dogs. A veteran of 12 years serving as a Dog Handler in the Police service, he trained several dogs as an aid in the fight against crime and preparing them for adverse circumstances. His Patrol Dog Handlers training included highly specialised Tactical/SWOT training. Further specialised training included identification and handling of explosives and dual training patrol dogs in the detection of commercial and military explosives, firearms, ammunition and homemade explosive devices.

Throughout his life Anton has owned and worked with several dog breeds such as Dobermans, cross breeds, German shepherds, Jack Russel, Schnauzer, Airedale Terrier and Malinios Belgian Shepards.

Anton has many years of valuable experience in dog training but he has not reached the stage where he proclaims to know it all, but rather in his view, training dogs is a lifelong and rewarding learning experience.

Not all households would require highly specialised trained dogs, but rather most dog owners want a well-mannered and obedient pet. Anton can work with pet owners to achieve their goals. Prices for training will depend on each situation and will be discussed during the initial consultation.

DOG TRAINING - Cost to be discussed


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