About 24PAWS

“Jacqui, we initially chose you for the dog psychology certification and training you have done. You have the same outlook that we have with regard a happy, healthy, engaged dog and it shows.”

Whether for dog socialisation, confidence-building, minding or just a change of scene, 24 PAWS offers flexibility as a trusted, well-being focused service. Jacqui (and canine co-director Scottie) offer:

For dogs:

  • Small group dog-minding and exercise sessions:
    With pick up and drop off included, these sessions engage smaller companion dogs in a good two hours of action, out and about in Wellington south and central. (For smaller dogs up to approx. 12kg; maximum of 5 well-matched dogs per group plus Scottie = 24 paws).
    Key benefits:
    For your dog: Change of scene, socialisation, exercise and play in a small group;
    For you: Convenient, high level of service with a good-habits-focus and moderate cost.
  • One-to-one social-break sessions:
    A social break is a great way to minimise the boredom of a dog’s day, with emphasis on your dog’s engagement and well-being. Hours can be arranged to suit, including multi-day pet and house-sitting.
    Key benefits: As a one-to-one service, the break can be designed for your dog’s particular needs (socialisation, play, going outside, habit-training. giving medication or food, etc).
  • House and dog minding:
    Prefer to have your dog(s) looked after at home while you are away? Let us know the dates and we’ll come back to you with availability.
    Key benefits: Leaving and returning are simple matters for you and your dog(s). Their routine carries on as normal in their familiar environment.

Talking while Walking the Dog (TWD):
Not sure which way to head? Need a sounding board for your thoughts, ideas, frustrations and challenges? TWD is based on the ethos “you have the answers for you, here’s the space”. Developed by Jacqui, TWD is part of 24PAWS wider work on effectiveness and well-being. You’ll get to hear what your thoughts sound like when expressed out loud and can work them through. The purposeful act of walking the dog reduces stress and formality, and is a perfect reminder to keep it real and keep it focused.
Key benefits: You will end the walk feeling understood; more motivated and clear.


For more information on our services, please visit the Pricing page and/or pop your details into the Contact form and we’ll be in touch (usually within 1/2 a business day). Or you are welcome to text your name and number to 027 299 4388 for a callback. We look forward to hearing from you.


Our wider work is inspired by research and opportunities to contribute to well-being and public policy. We are Associate Members of The International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) which brings together organisations who use, teach and recommend only force-free methods in working with animals; to set and maintain high standards within what is currently an unregulated industry; and to actively collaborate between organisations to promote our common ethos and goals.