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Do dogs go to jail? – Dog Behaviourist Steve Courtney

Dog Behaviourist

My son Tyler is 11 years old and he can be a bit of a thinker. He will often “ponder” things and then ask questions about them, very often complicated questions, more complicated than you may expect from an 11 year old. He must have been thinking about Jail and he knows I am a dog behaviourist / trainer so …

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Punishing puppies

Punishing puppies

The subject heading for this Blog Article is pretty confronting for some and I think others will be interested to see what is the best method when Punishing puppies. I hope I don’t disappoint when I say that when raising a puppy, my aim is to avoid all physical punishment if I can and try to save my “No’s” for …

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Puppy Blaze Update!

Can you believe it – Blaze is now 7 months old! Gee time flies fast when you have a Malinois puppy 🙂 As Blaze has gotten older, the foundation training I put into her from 8 weeks has really started to strengthen and shine through.

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Crate Training Cruel or Kind

Crate Training your dog is acclimating your dog to a small enclosure so that your dog feels comfortable in the crate. Many years ago on a trip I made to the USA, I came across these strange people that kept their dogs in crates a lot, cages really that looked like a Cockatoo cage. I at first thought how strange …

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Living with Malinois

Living with Malinois, dog behaviour

With the upcoming release of the movie Max, which stars a Malinois, there has been a lot of talk about educating the general public on what it is like to own a Malinois. I thought I would give an insight into what life is like, from the perspective of someone who works for a professional training company, to live with …

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Dog bite with No warning signs

dog bite with no warning signs

Dog bite with No warning signs? Each week, as many of you know, I consult with many dog owners who are reacting to their dogs behaviour. This often means that there has been a dog bite with no warning signs, and they need help.

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K9Pro Angels – Canines for Child Therapy

K9 Angels Canines for child therapy, dog behaviour

K9 Pro “Angels Program” – Canines for Child Therapy Hi, my name is Trish and I am lucky enough to be a “K9Pro Angel!” I am the program coordinator for the program which means I take care of most of the comings and goings and the roster etc. We are a group of dog lovers, under the guidance of Steve Courtney, …

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