Let’s do better with our dogs

I was at the vet recently with a dog and waiting our turn, as I sat there, I watched dog after dog come in and of course I watched how people and their dogs interacted and behaved. I was waiting for blood test results, so I was there about an hour and I counted 15 dogs that came in to …

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Dog greeting etiquette

There is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to having dogs meet each other for the first time. It’s believed that if a dog sees a dog and rushes up to them, they are confident and well socialised. That is incorrect. Dogs that do this see all dogs as a reward and rush up to get their reward. They lack …

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It’s OK he’s friendly!

I was out with one of my dogs, at the vet actually as she was pregnant and there for a health check. There were many dogs there that day, I wrote about that here. Anyway, this one guy gets his own blog article. Chances are you have met him, or at least someone like him. Let’s call him Entitled Eddie. …

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Assistance Dog help and Support

My name is Addy, I am new to K9Pro so I wanted to introduce myself and let you know that I would love to help you any way I can, my services are aimed around Assistance Dog help and support. Being an autistic person, I have always found great joy and peace working with animals; particularly dogs. The first picture …

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Preventing dog behaviour problems

At K9Pro, we are known for helping people that have serious behaviour problems with their dogs. But let’s talk about preventing dog behaviour problems. Many people have young dogs, under 18 months of age, and these dogs are not “out of control” or “aggressive” and the owners, perhaps you, don’t think they ever will be. But a year later, out …

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Need help with an Assistance Dog?

We would love to help… Maybe you’re thinking about getting a dog to become your Assistance Dog, or maybe you have a Trained Assistance Dog already and need help, or perhaps you are anywhere in between those two points, we can help you perhaps clear up any confusion and help get training started or working better. Addy is our Assistance …

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You need to work on your RELATIONSHIP

How often have you heard that???!!These days, words are changed to create feeling, when the word was never meant to invoke those feelings, we can end up misunderstanding what is happening. The word relationship describes how 2 or more elements relate or connect. Let’s keep that in mind… Now, I have heard so many trainers tell clients that they need …

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Is your dog under EFFECTIVE CONTROL

Dog owners in Australia are legally obligated to have their dogs under effective control at all times. Yes, this includes when off-leash and the off-leash dog park. If your dog will not come when called If your dog lunges, barks at other people, dogs, animals, or cars If your dog jumps all over people in public If your dog races …

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Bad training or Good Training

This is Herzhund Charlee, I bred her and she is owned by a good friend, Team K9Pro member Candace who also runs my office at K9Pro. Charlee is 8 years old now and she has her BH (x2) and loves to work. She is a retired girl now but  comes out on special occasions to flaunt her skills. I have …

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Why is aggression in dogs on such a steep incline?

It’s no secret that we deal with a LOT of aggression here at K9Pro. We get referrals from every state, other trainers, vets, councils, and other dog owners whom we have worked with. This includes possession aggression, resource guarding, territorial behaviour, predation, fear aggression and dogs that simply do not listen to owners when it counts. Know that, these are …

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It’s THEIR walk to enjoy…

This is the latest thing, sniffing, scenting, “Sniffaris” and other reasons to allow your dog to pull on leash and pretend you don’t exist. Let me tell you why this is a bad idea. First, your dog is coming to learn that they find rewarding things out in front and get to them by pulling you to them. Next is …

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There is more to a dog than a good sit…

As I work with a lot of intense dogs, helping them regulate their emotions, control their impulses, teach complex behaviours and also work with the dogs owners to make a solid team, I have to tell you, it can be draining at times. Trainers and consultants can get burned out very easily as we push through one difficult case after …

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Getting your dog right…

We see a lot of people who bring their dogs to us for help, many of them are in crisis as the situation is just impossible to live in. These situations do not develop overnight, they are the result of smaller problems ignored, and now the problem is severe. What you are probably experiencing is not the actual problem, it …

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COVID Dog?

The term Covid Dog is becoming a common term used to excuse a dogs behaviour around the world, but should it be? If your dog was born in the last two years, there is a very good chance he or she did not get a lot of exposure when they were young. They could be considered a “Covid Dog”. I …

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Animal Welfare and training tools, ideologies, and tin foil hats…

If we mention a training collar such as a Prong Collar or an Electric collar, there are always people out there that feel these should not be used, with the main reason being “they cause fear and pain.” These comments come from one of two groups. Group One… You may be in this group and want what is best for …

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