Behavioural modification for cats and dogs with a holistic and positive approach

NZ wide service (overseas enquiries welcome)
100% humane and effective methods
Personalised behavioural programmes

Cats & Canines offers cat and dog behaviour consultations via email, phone and video call - without the need for a personal visit.  This means we can help you no matter where you are in New Zealand.

Cats & Canines offers a modern and holistic approach towards cat and dog behaviour - this means we believe all aspects of the animal's physical and emotional wellbeing must be taken into account in order to achieve effective results.

All behavioural modification programmes are tailored to the individual client and animal companion's needs.  We understand behaviour problems have an emotional toll on the relationship with your animal, and the frustration that comes from this.  Our goal is to work with you, providing knowledge and guidance to create a harmonious relationship based upon understanding and respect.

Cats & Canines is dedicated to the most humane, effective, proven and up-to-date behaviour modification methods.  No harsh or confrontational methods are ever used, and instead our aim is to reduce stress, building confidence, and teach the behaviours we want, rather than ineffectively punishing those we don't want.  Furthermore, our methods are based upon proven scientific principles and understanding - we don't offer "secret methods", "quick fixes" and "miracle cures" - because simply, they don't exist.

Our commitment to animal welfare

Cats & Canines provides free advice to animal rescue organisations with the aim of helping animals in their care to be understood and rehomed, and to reduce the number of animals being surrendered due to behavioural problems.

Have you been referred by an animal welfare organisation?  10% of your consultation fee will be given back to that organisation.


Cats & Canines is dedicated to the animals who have enriched my life, and shared with me so much that I would otherwise not have learnt about animal behaviour, unconditional love, compassion, joy and heartache.  Without my experiences with these precious beings I would not have begun or continued the journey that has led me to help animals in need.  Each and every one of you I will always hold in my heart.

Lynne O'Malley, Feline and Canine Behaviour Specialist