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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...

Meet the newest K9 Pro team member!

Introducing the newest K9 Pro team member, Diesel the working line German Shepherd puppy! Diesel is a rescue puppy that came to us when his owners found he wasn’t the right match for their home. He was in foster care for a week with a lovely carer who heard we may be able to help find a new home for …

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Update: Jedda the Great Dane

An update on Jedda the Great Dane written by her new foster carer, Kylie. You can read the previous blog posts on Jedda here and here. I have a very special update to write about the beautiful Jedda. Jedda came into my care from the wonderful Kylie Watson and her family due to changes in Kylie’s work commitments. She arrived …

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Top Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool!

With the first of what is sure to be many heat waves on the way, we are running a huge 20% off sale on our ENTIRE range of cooling products for this week only! Now is the time to stock up for Summer. With some 40 degree days predicted this week we also put together a list of tips we …

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K9 Pro Superstars take out Highest in Trial!

Two our of superstar clients, Henna and her Dalmatian Jaime, have taken out Highest in Trial at this year’s Dalmatian Nationals! With a super score of 195 in Novice with Jaime, Henna also trialled her old Dalmatian Harry in CCD and managed a great score of 95/100.

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Creating the Reward Experience

One of the most valuable things I’ve ever learnt about training dogs was the difference between rewarding your dog, and giving your dog a reward experience. It was truly my own light bulb moment, there is more to training your dog than handing over a piece of food or throwing a ball or even playing tug. Those things are just …

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An update on Wisdom!

Life is always super busy at K9 Pro and when I moved to Sydney to start working in the office full time a few weeks ago, Steve asked me to help him with some of Wisdom’s social training. As we mentioned here on the blog a few weeks ago, Steve’s hectic schedule meant that it was very difficult for him …

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Trish and Lucy: The Journey to Become a Therapy Dog!

When one of our long term clients, Trish, came to us a few months ago asking for Steve to help her find a German Shepherd puppy that would be suitable to raise and train as a therapy dog to visit sick children in hospital, Steve jumped at the opportunity to find the perfect puppy for therapy work! When Steve found …

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