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Sydney Workshop SOLD OUT!

What a busy and exciting day at K9 Pro yesterday! Tickets went on sale for our one and only 2012 workshop, to be held in Sydney, and was completely sold out in just over an hour. The workshop, ‘How to Train K9 Life Skills’ will be presented by accredited dog trainer and behaviourist, Steve Courtney, and will look at what …

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Sydney Workshop 2012 – Life Skills

Life Skills Workshop for Pet dog owners Trainer: Steve Courtney SOLD OUT Life skills are the essential day to day behaviours that your dog needs to learn to co exist in society today, whilst many of your dogs behaviours may be OK as far as you are concerned, they may not be looked upon the same way by Joe Public, …

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Personal Protection Training Dogs – The Secrets Revealed!

Bite work training has magnetic properties, it attracts Cowboys, Passive aggressive people, keyboard experts, video trained super trainers and a healthy dose of confused people who think bite work creates a vicious dog. There is a lot of controversy over protection training dogs, some refer to it as a “black art” and will not allow people to watch or participate …

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Paralysis Ticks – The worst season is on its way!

Paralysis Ticks kill many dogs every year, they are a horrible little parasite that kills a dog slowly and in a torturous manner. They attach themselves to our dogs and burrow into the skin so that can get blood. In doing so they emit a lethal poison that slowly paralyses ours dogs. Often eventually inhibiting breathing and finally the dog …

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What motivates you to train your dog?

I have had many clients come to see me with dogs that were suffering from behavioural problems, and when the behaviour problems were under control, they moved on to training their dog for competition, instructing and getting a working line dog to compete at higher levels. They may have never intended to take this path but it seems that working …

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Barking, it is 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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Out and about with Wisdom!

One of the best ways to keep our dogs mentally and physically fit and healthy is to take them out and about with us. As dog owners we love taking our dogs out and about, so it is so important to make sure that our dogs not only experience going to a range of different places but that they know …

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Preparing a Dog for Work or Sport

Preparing a dog physically for sport or work isn’t a particularly common occurrence, most people’s dogs gain fitness when training or competing. This is a recipe for injured dogs. Over time I have noticed that a percentage of dogs that train in my Training in Drive programs at some stage may suffer an injury. I do a lot of research …

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RAW Diet in Steve’s house

A RAW Diet doesn’t need to be something you worry about or stress over, it can be simply prepared at home and meet your dogs nutritional needs. RAW Diets aren’t new or have as many restrictions as some would have you believe, in fact many people fed raw before commercial diets were available, as there was no choice. A common …

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My Dogs…

This week being fitness and health week at K9 Pro has inspired me to share with you information about my dogs, the present Belgian Malinois and the past German Shepherds. I haven’t talked publicly about my German Shepherd Kayne since he passed away over a year ago. He was 17 and really taught me so much about dogs, drive, training …

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Foods that spell DANGER to dogs and cats

We just put a new article up in our Knowledge Base about “Foods that spell DANGER to dogs and cats“. It is something every pet owner should read as I think that there will be some foods in there that will shock you.

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Welcome to K9 Health and Fitness week at K9PRO

Welcome to K9 Health and Fitness week everyone! Bec here reporting from K9 Pro HQ. For those of you who don’t know me I’m the Sales and Marketing coordinator at K9. The team here at K9 Pro have been super busy the last few weeks preparing something really special for you all and today we are super excited to launch …

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Check out our lastest Testimonials

Chloe and Reilly traveled up from South Australia to work with Steve, read all about Chloe’s High Intensity Experience! Henna and Jaime have been in our TID program for a while now, here is how Henna see’s our program!  

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Dog Training Methods, Myths and Transparency

I have probably seen, heard of and or tried just about every documented dog training method that exists, I want to be the best I can at my craft so this means that I constantly search for better ways to train the dogs I live and work with. I had a link sent to me recently by a client who …

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Choosing your next dog?

What breed should I get? Where should I get my pup from? Should I get a pup or an older dog? All common questions that many people struggle with!   Well first of all, try picking a breed with your eyes closed. This is a serious suggestion! Because many people chose a dog by its looks and this is a …

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