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Steve Courtney Dog Training

Don’t give up on your dog

I wanted to write this blog article because I wanted to say to everyone reading: “Don’t give up on your dog“. There are new techniques and strategies being developed every day that can get results where other methods have failed. Most importantly though, don’t choose a method of training and limit your dogs ability based on your limits, or someone elses, …

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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 ok 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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Why exercise may not be the answer to your dog problems

Exercise to cure dog problems? A fit body attached to an unsatisfied mind doesn’t make for a well behaved dog, but a satisfied dog might be just be enough to have a well balanced dog. Each week I consult with a number of dog owners often dealing with hyper active, over excited, anxiously unsatisfied dogs that often are receiving as much …

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The Family dog

family dog

Often people come to see me and they either have or are looking for a family dog. Sometimes they may have worked with me in the past and now that they are ready to add a family dog, they ask me to help, I guess due to the trust they have in me from the help I gave them in the …

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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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Dog training problem, too hard, too long, too much…

dog training problem

Sometimes when you look at a dog training problem it can seem overwhelming, especially when it is your dog and he or she has a behaviour problem like aggression. Thoughts enter your head like, “he will never be safe around other dogs” and “she will never be a dog I can trust” and “if only he would …”. This has …

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Do you have a non responsive dog?

non responsive dog

I observe people and the way they interact with their dogs for a living and I hear people often describe their dog as a “non responsive dog”. Meaning when they ask the dog to do something, he or she frequently is non responsive (ignores the command). Sometimes it’s the family pet and other times it may be a performance dog, …

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