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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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Dog Training Workshop report Canberra April 2015

Canberra Workshop Report, Dog training.

I spent last week in Australia’s Capital working with some people and of course their dogs. With a full week of private lessons and a jam packed Dog Training Workshop on Saturday I knew I had my work cut out for me, but there was a challenge I hadn’t prepared for…

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Socialise now, play later?

Socialise now Play later

Socialise now play later? Those that have read my article “Socialisation what is it exactly?” will understand my idea of socialisation; but I still meet a lot of people who want to see their dogs play with other dogs. Now this isn’t the view of some left wing client I meet, but instead

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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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Distraction proof your pup

Distraction proof your pup

One really big POSITIVE change that is happening with new puppy owners over the last year or two is that, many new puppy owners are coming to see me when they first get their puppy so they can get the puppy on the right track from the start, and if you distraction proof your pup through neustralisation, a lot of …

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Dog Behaviour Problems? Catch your dog in the RIGHT!

Catch your dog in the Right, dog behaviour

Many people bring me their dog to solve dog behaviour problems, some dog behaviour problems are simply just naughty (but annoying) behaviours that the dog is running often for its own self satisfaction or amusement. It is also common that the dog totally disregards the owners best attempts to stop these behaviours… On observation of the relationship it fast becomes …

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