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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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Top Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool!

With the first of what is sure to be many heat waves on the way, we are running a huge 20% off sale on our ENTIRE range of cooling products for this week only! Now is the time to stock up for Summer. With some 40 degree days predicted this week we also put together a list of tips we …

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Which Long Line and why?

First, why? Long Lines are the management tool that is needed whilst taking your dog off leash before your dog is proofed in the recall. In other words, it helps stop you giving a recall cue when your dog will not come. It is a necessary line that is used in tracking and many other dog sports and also Police, …

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K9 Pro Superstars take out Highest in Trial!

Two our of superstar clients, Henna and her Dalmatian Jaime, have taken out Highest in Trial at this year’s Dalmatian Nationals! With a super score of 195 in Novice with Jaime, Henna also trialled her old Dalmatian Harry in CCD and managed a great score of 95/100.

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Animal Naturals – Results in a Can!

I am really Pro on the Animal Natural Supplements, I have used dietary supplements on my dogs for years and I always felt good adding the supplements to my dogs RAW food, the dogs have been healthy and fit and worked hard, so in that regard I believe that the supplements were always working. I did not ever though see …

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Creating the Reward Experience

One of the most valuable things I’ve ever learnt about training dogs was the difference between rewarding your dog, and giving your dog a reward experience. It was truly my own light bulb moment, there is more to training your dog than handing over a piece of food or throwing a ball or even playing tug. Those things are just …

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An update on Wisdom!

Life is always super busy at K9 Pro and when I moved to Sydney to start working in the office full time a few weeks ago, Steve asked me to help him with some of Wisdom’s social training. As we mentioned here on the blog a few weeks ago, Steve’s hectic schedule meant that it was very difficult for him …

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Trish and Lucy: The Journey to Become a Therapy Dog!

When one of our long term clients, Trish, came to us a few months ago asking for Steve to help her find a German Shepherd puppy that would be suitable to raise and train as a therapy dog to visit sick children in hospital, Steve jumped at the opportunity to find the perfect puppy for therapy work! When Steve found …

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