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Plans? what plans?

I train such a lot of different disciplines, it would likely be impossible to train Venom in all of them, or at least impractical, so how do I choose? Well I decided early that I wanted to spend some time making sure I had the foundations right and not worrying too much about the formalities, this means I want him …

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Come here Damn it!

The most important thing to me to have in a dog is a reliable recall. I describe the competency level as reliable or not, not “pretty reliable, good recall” or any other half measure. Venom is progressing really well in his recall; I have made this exercise quite clear and the steps I have broken down into simple “bite sized” …

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Week 1 down, many to go!

In Venoms first week with me, I was pretty keen to get the routine down straight so he knew what to expect and be happy with it. A major problem I see with dogs today is that they are protesting as their expectations are not being met. These expectations don’t come boxed with a puppy, we install them. I advise …

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Dog bites TV Presenter

After seeing this news video this morning, Steve has put together a screen cap from the news video to help demonstrate what went wrong. Steve also added “At this stage the Police and the dog were not comfortable, when the lady added pressure by moving in on the dog, the dog acted in a manner to drive her away. When …

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K9 Pro New Shipment arrives!

We are expecting the delivery of our brand new Soft Dog Crates, Heavy Duty Wire crates, Wire Crate covers and K9 Pro Comfort Crate Mats any day now! We’re very excited because these are all improved designs and we are delighted with the finished products and know you will be too! Soon as we have the quality control done and …

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Aggressive dog attacks, aggressive government reactions and media frenzie

Owning a dog is an underrated privilege, without recognizing this we will one day lose it or at least a large amount of the freedom we enjoy now. We seem to rate the importance of risks our dogs place on the community in the following order: Ourselves & family Our Friends Others This isn’t wrong but the level of precaution, …

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It’s a small world…

It’s a small world, when waiting for Venom to come of age Vickie Priestley sent me some pics of Venom’s mother? How?, well when she was a young dog, she was boarded at Lisa Carters for some time and they got to take some pictures of her playing 🙂    

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Training Begins at 1

Back to day 1 now and Venom has met the family and K9 Pro crew that have come by for work related things. The first place I start is to add a cue to going to the toilet as I mentioned, Venom will live with me closely and he needs to be clean. So I am keen to get his …

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Why a Malinois?

I lost my male GSD (Kayne) about a year ago at just off 17 years old, he was a very special dog that played a very important role in my career. I have my GSD bitch (Kandy) still who is 13, she was also a very strong building block in my life and career and I work and train dogs …

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The first morning with Venom

Morning comes quick and Venom was quiet all night, he came out of the crate on fire as I am getting used to. Outside right away to teach him to toilet on grass and on command. As soon as he hits the grass he pee’s and I praise hell out of him. He has no reward value for “good boy” …

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Puppy Exercise Pens, yes or no?

I personally haven’t used a puppy exercise pen when raising any of my own pups before, I had other peoples pups come here for training and them in pens but not myself. There are some pros and some cons to consider. The Pros first: – They are another place to manage the pup and keep it out of harm’s way …

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The Crate comes out of the baggage claim, how did Venom travel?

Out he came in his crate and I looked inside to see him, at that moment a lady from the car rental kiosk offered me some scissors and said “oh is the puppy scared, they always are…” Venom came out of the crate like a bullet in prey drive, he latched onto me, tail up and on fire! This is …

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