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10 Things I’ve learnt about Training in Drive

The 10 Most Important Things I’ve Learnt about Training in Drive I am lucky enough to have spent the past almost 18 months working with Steve at K9 Pro HQ every day and he has given me the opportunity to train and handle his dog Wisdom, which has allowed me to learn even more about my biggest passion in training, …

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Dog owners – THINK!

A few things came across my radar lately that have lined up in a way that I feel encourages me to write this post to try and put some thoughts out there to hopefully inspire some thinking amongst us dog owners. First I wanted to share the events in the order that they became apparent to me and hopefully you …

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Dog attack video – a must see

This video is by client and friend of K9 Pro, Jen Martin. Jen has been bringing her dog Roscoe to me since he was an 8 week old puppy and this video shows Jen at a social dog event and Roscoe being attacked by another dog.

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Training Life Skills: Clarissa, Sam & Zoe

At K9 Pro we do a lot of work with competitor clients, these are clients that come to us to get help with problems they are having with their competition dogs or to learn how they can get more out of their dogs performance. However, many of our consults are spent with pet owners who have training or behavioural problems …

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Perth Workshop Report 2013

After being away for a week in Perth with some great dog owners and their dogs, I wanted to thank everyone for a great week! I had a full week of private lessons and they were all

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Melbourne Workshop November 2013

This workshop will be aimed at those who already compete in Obedience, want to compete in obedience or are interested in the Training in Drive program. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 9th October 2013 We have structured this workshop so that the information learned on day 1 will be put into practice on day 2! I aim at training dogs …

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Steve’s Brisbane workshop report 2013

Well the dust has settled since my return from Queensland where I spent a week working with people and their dogs and of course a two day seminar, by the dust settled I mean that the family is used to me being back again, I am busy with my normal day to days and Venom has had plenty of catch …

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Barking – it’s the time of year for it!

Spring has sprung and nature is in its breeding season, this means more birds, possums, rabbits and many other small animals are on the increase around our homes. This is of great interest to many of our dogs who will take great interest and enjoyment in barking at these little creatures that are making the most noise they do all …

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Client Spotlight: Jen and Rogue!

A guest blog post written by our client Jen Martin, about her experience training her German Shepherd Dog, Rogue, who had extremely high aggression towards cats and other dogs. About Rogue Rogue is a purebred German Shepherd Dog who, from the beginning, was not good with cats or other dogs.

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The Indestructible Dog Toy!

This is what everyone wants, but do they really know what that is or is it really what they want? We sell pallet loads of dog toys at K9 PRO, hundreds of different types, materials, designs and shapes and sizes and whenever we advertise we have a new toy, there is always someone that pipes up to say “I bet …

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Puppy D Update!

A Blog Post by Alison Courtney Not long now until my baby boy turns 1! Where does the time go? I can’t wait for his birthday at the end of the month, maybe we should have a puppy party for him ;-P In honour of becoming a BIG boy soon, Steve mentioned to me a few weeks back, why don’t …

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Competitive Obedience, Coaching by Steve Courtney

I have a lot of people come to me for Dog Sport training, whether it be just to overcome a small problem or to train from puppy to podium, I have the programs to make it happen, but it won’t be about running drill after drill, I don’t think that is the way at all. First I would like to …

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Training the Protection Dog

Training a dog in protection is a passion of mine, now there is bound to be people out there reading this that have already developed a picture of some cowboy teasing a dog and making it vicious, and I don’t blame you, I often conjure those images myself.

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Robdog the Rugby playing German Shepherd

Read a guest Blog from Linda about her German Shepherd Robdog. Linda came to see Steve a few months ago for some training and she agreed to share what Robdog has been up to! Everyone knows German Shepherds are over-achievers! Whether they’re the loyal 2IC’s for the Police, Military, or your family… herding sheep, finding drugs, bombs or lost ones… …

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