Doggy Dan

My name is Dan Abdelnoor – most people know me as “Doggy Dan.”

After a corporate career in the city I decided to pursue my passion and work with dogs full-time.

Since then, I have used my vast canine knowledge—along with years of studying many different dog training methods from around the globe—to become one of New Zealand’s, and the world’s, most respected dog trainers.

Successful online training program

Doggy Dan is the founder of The Online Dog Trainer, a wildly successful online training program for dog owners. With years of experience working with every type of behavioral dog issue and every breed and age of dog nothing is too tricky for him to help with. Over the last decade alone he has helped over 57,000 people successfully train their dogs and puppies using the exact methods found in The Online Dog Trainer Program.

Gentle training method

This is a program that avoids using any force… “Having studied many trainers from around the world I believe the greatest dog trainers use the least amount of force. So I decided to create a method that uses no force at all. One that was simple and easy for all dog owners to use. By getting the dogs to choose to follow us of their own free will there is no need to use harsh threats, fear or violence, and especially no shock gadgets to get the dogs to behave.”

Respected dog trainer

Since establishing himself as a respected dog trainer, Doggy Dan has written the book, ‘What the Dogs Taught Me About Being a Parent’, published by Random House. On top of a successful book over 100,000 people from around the world subscribe to Doggy Dan’s blog site, and he has been featured in a number of magazines, including Women’s Weekly. Dan has also appeared as a regular guest on many radio shows and made several TV appearances, including Real Housewives of Auckland.

Training trainers around the world

Dan’s goal is to share this amazing and unique method with as many dog owners as possible. To achieve this he established the Dog Trainer Academy where dog lovers can develop their skill and knowledge about dogs and then share this in person with others. We now have dog trainers in the program from over 14 countries around the world. Focussing on building connections between dogs and dog owners the goal of helping as many people as possible continues.

Dog Almighty TV series

Many New Zealanders will recognise Doggy Dan as the celebrity judge from the new hit-TV series, Dog Almighty. Dan helped select the best dog owner teams to move through to the next round and made sure the dogs were looked after and enjoyed themselves. Dan was also instrumental in the show’s overall success: portraying a true reflection of the amazing bond between owners and their dogs.

Supporting those that need it most

Dan is a big supporter of animal rights, whether it involves marching to stop animals being tested on, or speaking at schools or the keynote speaker at SPCA’s annual conference. He is also keen to give back to worthy calls around the globe such as the Big Fix in Uganda, Happy Tails Sanctuary in Mauritius and Soi Dogs in Taiwan.

The road ahead…

As my 2 kids and 3 dogs continue to grow up around me, I realise more and more that none of us are on this planet forever, and every day is special. And so with that in mind, I’m still very much committed to finding new ways to help dogs and their owners discover that special connection. Building the relationship that owners dream of with man’s best friend, is something I plan to be doing for a long time yet.

“Join me on a journey of wags, licks, smiles and LOVE…”

Join Dan on a journey of understanding your dog. Find out what really makes them tick, how you connect with them at the deepest level and what that will mean to your relationship with them and your life. Prepare to be amazed!

There are 5 ways I can help you develop a calmer, more behaved dog—without the need for more ‘training’…

I need my dog to be LESS AGGRESSIVE
I need my dog to COME WHEN CALLED
I need my dog to STOP LEASH-PULLING
I need my dog to STOP BARKING

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