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Tag Archives: raising pups

Are Dogs With Behaviour Problems Abused?

I was walking at our local markets with our young female Malinois, Blaze, the other weekend and I got chatting to one of the locals. They mentioned they had seen Steve and myself walking some of our board and train dogs in the area most week day mornings, and asked what they are being trained for? I gave the honest answer which …

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Choosing your next puppy

We have an article called “Is a Belgian Malinois right for me?” because there seems to be a lot of confusion about this breed being uncontrollable by the mere human. I wanted to write this article “Choosing your next Puppy”, to explain how I think you need to proceed when looking at getting a pup.

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Dog Training eBook now available FREE

A free eBook by Steve Courtney on his thoughts on some basic dog training principles. Our Dog Training eBook by Steve Courtney is now available for Free download, just click here to get your copy. This book on dog training allows the reader to understand some of the basic principles Steve thinks can be missing from our training with our …

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Bringing Your Puppy Home

Bringing home a new puppy is a really exciting time and one that can be made a lot easier with the right planning before you get your puppy. We’ve put together a list of some things we think are important for people to think of before they bring their puppy home. Puppy Toys and Equipment A lot of people do …

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Puppy Schools, the good, the bad and the ugly

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When people decide to add a puppy to their family one of most common pieces of advice they hear is ‘take it to puppy school!’ Unfortunately, not all puppy schools are created equal, and many people don’t realise that a badly run puppy school can do their puppy a lot of harm and potentially long term damage.   Puppy owners …

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Is your dog well trained but badly mannered?

A guest blog from Rebecca Chin In training, dog owners often place priorities on different things. Some people don’t care about having a dog that can walk on a loose leash but want an operant dog that knows 101 tricks. Some people want a dog with a bombproof reliable recall and don’t care if the dog knows many commands outside …

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Dogs need to Learn how to LEARN

Many times I see dogs that are trained well, they can complete the task on cue and are reasonably reliable, but when you attempt to train them a new exercise, they return a blank look? Many people when training their dogs take on the responsibility of leading the dog through the exercise to reward, this works (clearly), but it doesn’t …

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A Day with Venom

Routine is probably the only way to successfully manage 4 dogs in a home when 2 of them are puppies that I don’t want running loose either with each other or the older dogs. I am going to give an outline of the daily routine that is most common here with Venom. I place at this age (8 – 16 …

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