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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...

Dog training problem, too hard, too long, too much…

dog training problem

Sometimes when you look at a dog training problem it can seem overwhelming, especially when it is your dog and he or she has a behaviour problem like aggression. Thoughts enter your head like, “he will never be safe around other dogs” and “she will never be a dog I can trust” and “if only he would …”. This has …

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Do you have a non responsive dog?

non responsive dog

I observe people and the way they interact with their dogs for a living and I hear people often describe their dog as a “non responsive dog”. Meaning when they ask the dog to do something, he or she frequently is non responsive (ignores the command). Sometimes it’s the family pet and other times it may be a performance dog, …

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Raising a Puppy – The Journey So Far!

Puppy Blaze Update, dog trainer

It has been a flat out month at K9 Pro, but I have finally had some time to sit down and write an update on how our newest (fur) addition is going. So without further ado, here’s my next blog post in our Raising a Puppy series, which details all the things Puppy Blaze has learnt so far.

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Bringing Home a Puppy

Bringing Home a Puppy, dog breed

One of the most common questions we get asked by new puppy owners is what things do they need before they get their puppy, and how should they prepare for their puppy’s arrival? This is always a hard one because it depends on what breed of dog you have and what your goals are to some extent. As I am …

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Puppy School

Puppy School

Without question one of the best parts of my job is helping Steve to run puppy school and private training for puppy owners. Most trainers will tell you they love puppy school training, why? The answer is simple – because it is so exciting to help new owners start off on the right track with a puppy that is a ‘clean …

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Can a dog have too much drive?

I quite often hear people describe their dogs as having “too much drive”. In fact I just recently read an article by a dog handler who described a problem they had with their dog. In the example given the dog was trained to work for food but wasn’t able to maintain focus if there was food on offer elsewhere. The …

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