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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...

Are you a good dog handler?

dog handler

The term dog handler is the term used to identify or describe the person who is in charge of the dog, who guides, drives and limits the dog and helps the dog achieve success in whatever the dog handler and dog are doing and provides access to rewards and rewarding activities. I wanted to talk a bit about this role …

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The dog world, the great divide

The dog world

I guess no one is immune to receiving criticism or even attacks from people in “the dog world”. No matter what you do, what breed you own, how you train it, what tools you use or won’t use, there is always someone who will have a problem with all or any of it. I guess this has always been the …

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Dog aggression, why is it so common

Dog aggression

I consult with many hundreds of desperate dogs owners every year that have dogs that display dog aggression towards other dogs, either at our facility in a Behaviour Consult, through our Board and Rehab programs, via interstate Behaviour Consults and or by Phone Consultation so I have a lot of experience when it comes to dog aggression. We have dogs …

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Don’t give up on your dog

I wanted to write this blog article because I wanted to say to everyone reading: “Don’t give up on your dog“. There are new techniques and strategies being developed every day that can get results where other methods have failed. Most importantly though, don’t choose a method of training and limit your dogs ability based on your limits, or someone elses, …

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Getting a puppy

Getting a puppy

So you’re getting a puppy! As many of our readers know, I work with many hundreds of people who have dogs, these include people who have dog problems, people who have dogs they wish to compete with, people who have dogs that they work with and pet owners who need help in some way shape of form; I also breed …

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Diarrhoea in dogs and puppies

Just about all dogs from time to time will suffer loose stools or diarrhoea. I want to make clear from the start that I am not a vet and have no veterinary training, I am just speaking from my 35 plus years experience. In many cases (but not all) there is not too much to worry about but if you …

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Garsova German Shepherds

garsova

Garsova German Shepherds meet Steve Courtney from K9Pro Recently, I flew to beautiful Tasmania to work with group of people in a focus workshop on Life Skills and Training in Drive. This project was aimed at working with Jolanda Naarding from Garsova Working Line German Shepherds puppy owners from the past few litters, so I had German Shepherds from young pups …

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The Family dog

family dog

Often people come to see me and they either have or are looking for a family dog. Sometimes they may have worked with me in the past and now that they are ready to add a family dog, they ask me to help, I guess due to the trust they have in me from the help I gave them in the …

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