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Christmas in July Giveaway at K9 Pro!

It is Christmas in July at K9 Pro HQ and to celebrate we are running the ULTIMATE COLLAR Giveaway! We are giving you the chance to win one of FIVE new Syn Tek collars in the colour, width and size of your choice. Just head over to our Facebook page to go into the draw –  it is super simple, …

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Client Spotlight: Nic and Flick!

Nicole has been training her Border Collie Flick, with Steve before she even brought Flick home at 8 weeks of age. Fast forward and they are taking the obedience ring by storm! With top scores in the mid 190’s and winning the Novice ring just this weekend, Nic and Flick are proving they are a force to be reckoned with. …

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Take the K9 PUPPY GOLD CHALLENGE!

Here at K9 Pro we have been using Animal Naturals products for some time now on our dogs and with many clients and customers dogs, with outstanding results. We’ve raised our puppies on K9 Puppy Gold, have our working dogs on K9 Super Fuel, and our elderly German Shepherd Dog Kandy, on Young at Heart. You can read about the …

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What we have been failing to do successfully

What’s missing from our Blog posts, training articles, Facebook page and videos? If you have been a fan of my work, you will likely have watched my videos, read our articles and maybe even trained with me or attended a workshop. If you have a think about it, you will notice the absence of a component you will frequently find …

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Canine Safety Awareness Course

Steve presents a Canine Safety Awareness Course for the Children at Boystown as part of our Children’s Therapy Program, K9PRO’s K9 Angels. The course was well received and it is just one of the courses he gives for children and adults. Watch the video!

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K9Pro launches K9Angels – Pet Therapy Program!

We have been working super hard at K9Pro HQ over the past few months in conjunction with the charity BoysTown to put together a brand new pet therapy program to help improve the literacy skills and self esteem of disadvantaged children. The pet therapy program will involve a team of volunteers, the K9Pro K9Angels, and their dogs visiting the San …

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Learn life skills from your dog

Sometimes something simple happens and you just get a buzz out of it. I was exchanging emails with a client about her GSD who is doing well and she mentioned that a dog had given him a nip on the face for getting to close to his ball. The dogs met the next day and the German Shepherd ran up …

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Training the OUT!

I think training a good out is super important because it signifies the game is balanced and without conflict between you and the dog. Many people have trouble playing tug with their dogs and one of the most common problems is getting back the tug. Many people find that their dog will not out the tug and they add pressure …

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5 Tips to help you play TUG like a Pro

Playing tug is an art form, sure you can just let your dog swing off something you are holding but if you want to truly master this motivational game, read my top 5 tips to help you learn how to reward your dog at the highest level. First a look at what playing tug is, and what it isn’t.

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Diesel Report, our German Shepherd Puppy

Like any puppy, Diesel is growing fast and he is well and truly a piece of furniture here already. Our kids call him Puppy Diesel, which is funny because he is so big already, at last weigh in he was lean and approaching 20 kilos. That’s up there for about 15 weeks or so and when he stands eye to …

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Dog Behaviour Problems A different perspective

I was working today with 3 lovely people and their beautiful Kelpie. A very nice girl that had no major problems, just a little leash pulling and over excitement really.?One of the ways that they were dealing with the problem of the dog interacting with strangers with too much excitement was to scold and correct with a correction collar. First …

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Emails and programs

As most of our clients will know, we frequently send programs in PDF form etc as an email attachment. This at times makes other people emails servers get all upset and either bounce back they email we sent or just spam it. We have employed many different ideas from our IT people and whilst some of them improved things, there …

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Meet the newest K9 Pro team member!

Introducing the newest K9 Pro team member, Diesel the working line German Shepherd puppy! Diesel is a rescue puppy that came to us when his owners found he wasn’t the right match for their home. He was in foster care for a week with a lovely carer who heard we may be able to help find a new home for …

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Update: Jedda the Great Dane

An update on Jedda the Great Dane written by her new foster carer, Kylie. You can read the previous blog posts on Jedda here and here. I have a very special update to write about the beautiful Jedda. Jedda came into my care from the wonderful Kylie Watson and her family due to changes in Kylie’s work commitments. She arrived …

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