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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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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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The Retractable Leash, good or bad?

The Retractable Leash is often a tool that gets a very bad wrap, but does this innocent looking device really deserve all the beatings it gets? The most common use of the Retractable Leash has rendered this product a weapon! They get tangled around peoples legs, causing burns and cuts, people have their dogs walking at the end of the longest extension …

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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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Dog Training Superstition

dog training superstitions, dog trainer.

A week doesn’t pass where I meet people that share a “dog training superstition” with me, the funny thing is, never ever are any of them remotely true but they still have super powers to ward people off training certain things or not training other things.

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Dog Training Skill It is more about the end

Dog Training Skill It is more about the end, dog training

Dog Training Skill It is more about the end No matter what your dream is for your dog, I can tell you that knowing how you want it to be in the end is the greatest starting place. Example, many people start Obedience to see if they pass, then when they eventually do, proceed through the levels only find

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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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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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I bet you can’t train my dog

I bet you cant train my dog

When I used to hear these words I took it as a challenge and would jump at the chance to prove the person saying it wrong, but you know, I never succeeded once…

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Play with your pup – by Dr Naroa Etxebarria

play with your puppy, dog training

Dr Naroa Etxebarria is a client of Steve’s that first met Steve through her German Shepherd Jieki and as time past she has stepped into the drivers, or perhaps passenger seat of the Ferrari, Herzhund Alis. As a quick side line, Herzhund Brannox is going to live in New Zealand and work in

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