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Owning a dog

A have had dogs all my life, my first German Shepherd, Rebel came to me when I was 3. I love watching them learn and then showcase what they have learned and I also love helping them when they need it.

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The end is near…

The end of 2013 is near and what a great year it has been for me! K9 Pro, Steve Courtney Dog Training and Herzhund Malinois are all thriving. With Christmas upon us I wanted to say thank you too all the people that made this year so good for me.

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PUPdate!

Well it’s been a couple of weeks since we announced our beautiful Malinois, Wisdom, is expecting puppies around December 16, and what a busy couple of weeks it has been! Wisdom isn’t acting any differently but she is definitely ‘fattening’ up a bit (this is quite a slimming photo!)

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Melbourne Trip Report

I spent a week before the workshop running private lessons and consults at WoofPurNay (Greencross Vet Clinic) and met and worked with some great people and their dogs. The venue we booked is a great place for dog owners

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A life with Mac

This Blog post is from an email I received on the weekend, Ben writes the story of Macmillan, his Labrador he brought to me when Mac was about a year old, and he was a naughty Black Lab that needed some schooling. Although it was about 14 years ago, I do remember Ben, Cassie and especially Mac, we did 2 …

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Puppies CONFIRMED

Good news today! Our vet Karen Hedberg today said about our female Malinois Wisdom, “She is the picture of health and has lots of children in there” Wisdom is due on or around the 16th December. We already have plenty of interest in this litter but we do things different to most others.

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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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