SteveK9Pro

Steve Courtney is a Nationally Accredited Canine Behaviour Specialist, Obedience Trainer, Law Enforcement Dog Trainer and ANKC Breeder. Steve has been training dogs all his life and in these articles he shares with you his experience...

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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