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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...

Canine Safety Awareness Course

Steve presents a Canine Safety Awareness Course for the Children at Boystown as part of our Children’s Therapy Program, K9PRO’s K9 Angels. The course was well received and it is just one of the courses he gives for children and adults. Watch the video!

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K9Pro launches K9Angels – Pet Therapy Program!

We have been working super hard at K9Pro HQ over the past few months in conjunction with the charity BoysTown to put together a brand new pet therapy program to help improve the literacy skills and self esteem of disadvantaged children. The pet therapy program will involve a team of volunteers, the K9Pro K9Angels, and their dogs visiting the San …

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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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