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General

Dog etiquette, he’s friendly

Dog etiquette

If you like to train your dog or you have or have had a dog that was reactive or fearful of other dogs, you are bound to like reading this article. If you love to have your dog race up to people and thinks that’s okĀ because your dog is friendly, you may not enjoy it as much. But, I would …

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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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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 šŸ™‚ 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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