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Dog Behaviourist and Therapeutic Bodyworker

Every dog deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential





Whole Energy Body Balance 

Neuro-Fascial Bodywork    

Cranio Sacral Bodywork       

Intuitive & Empathic Energy Therapy      


Acupressure, Nutrition

Connective Healing Sessions 



Understanding your Dog’s Behaviour

Learning What Your Dog Needs From You

How They Fit Into Your Family Situation

How Best To Introduce Your Dog Comfortably To a Variety Of Situations

Avoiding Issues and Everything In Between

Problem Solving

Improving Behavioural Issues



I Offer Training for;

One-On-One Or With Families

Suitable For Dogs Of All Ages and Breeds

I Will Help You To Implement a Positive Approach

Using Simple, Easy Techniques That You Will Be Able To Follow Through With Yourself


A Balanced Dog is a Happy Dog!

Balancing our dog’s physical health, emotional health, and wellbeing enables them to enjoy calm behaviour and optimal function – allowing them to engage freely and naturally in life.

Hi, fellow dog lovers!

My name is Marguerite and my focus is to bring balance, health and harmony into your pack.

We all want a happy, well behaved and well-adjusted canine family member.  We love our dogs, and to honour them is to learn about what makes them tick, what they need to help them flourish, and what works for them in their dog world, so we can provide that for them in our human world.  And like us, their needs change from time to time. Recognising this and getting the right help for them is really important. 

I am focused on working with you and your dog to achieve this, using a variety of assessments, techniques and strategies around behaviour and health. There are many things that can tip our dogs off-balance – surgery or illness, a twist or strain, an unpleasant experience that results in phobia or anxiety, a house move, change in the family or environment, our own lack of consistency with our behaviour, and a big one – our stress. Unintentional, of course, but by nature, dogs absorb our energies to help us feel more relaxed. That is the therapist in them, and we love them for it. A rebalancing session can be most helpful in relaxing and settling them in return, releasing pain and anxiety.

In 30+ years of working with dogs and their people, using simple strategies and techniques to facilitate fast, easy and positive change, I have seen success in happy dogs and happy owners.  With just a little patience, understanding and a touch of know-how, you can have an awesome partnership with your dog. They are unconditional and give us so much, serving up endless inspiration by teaching us about presence and awareness. Dogs want a purpose and appreciate being a contributing and meaningful member of the family.  They LOVE teamwork, so let’s help them reach their potential and utilise that amazing canine brain. DogWise helps you to do this in ways that suit you and your situation.

Be the kind of owner that enables your dog to thrive and reach their potential.

– Marguerite Marinkovic

Whole Energy Body Balance is a combination of:

  • Hands-on bodywork – releasing tension and  mobilising core body structures
  • Craniosacral and subtle energy balancing

This method addresses and interacts with the entire physical body and energy systems of animals, as well as people.  On a physical level, it relieves tension in the neuro-fascial network, and this has a positive flow-on effect for the entire body. This method also has a profound impact on mental and emotional issues, releasing and integrating trapped layers of trauma and post-traumatic stress. 

Many people are aware of the way we tense our muscles in relation to stress, and animals are no different. Silent, chronic pain is something that affects many animals. Neck and back pain is a common issue, as is neuro-fascial pain, also known as pain of the connective tissues.  

It can bring significant improvements to dogs with even severe anxiety- e.g. separation anxiety, reactivity, phobias, over-arousal and being generally unsettled etc. This method helps them learn to relax, be calm and be able to engage appropriately with the world and people around them.

The benefits for your dog are life-changing, and even small changes can have a big impact! 

  • Ease of restriction and pain
  • Accelerated recovery from injury or surgery
  • Healthy movement
  • More relaxed and calm
  • Improved function and flexibility
  • Wellbeing and joy


Call for a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your concerns and to determine the most effective strategy/sessions for your needs.

Services – $NZ     ½ hour $75.00    3/4hr $95.00     1hr $130.00

Travel to you (as required) will be a variable cost depending on distance.

Connective Remote Healing Sessions  $80

International Consultation Fees: please contact me for a quote.

Video Sessions by arrangement           Gift Vouchers available


Qualified Practitioner – Whole Energy Body Balance – pending member of International Institute for Complementary Therapy

Human/Canine Interface – Animal Studies Institute, England – facilitated by John Fisher 

Principles of Canine Behaviour – Massey University – Dr Kevin Stafford 

Facilitator Puppy Pre School Classes

Lecturer at Wintec to Senior Veterinary Nurses on Canine Behaviour

Referrals from some Veterinary Clinics & Councils re Behavioural Issues

Dog Obedience & Agility Instructor

National Dog Obedience Title & CDX/ADX qualifications with my dogs

Animal Behaviour -Power of Positive Training – Kerrie Haynes-Lovell 

“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.  We have a higher mission to be of service to them whenever they require it.”        

– Saint Francis of Assisi




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Call Marguerite Marinkovic: +64 21 1688287


Based in Waikato – can service other areas.

Available 7 days a week.