SteveK9Pro

Steve Courtney is a Nationally Accredited Canine Behaviour Specialist, Obedience Trainer, Law Enforcement Dog Trainer and ANKC Breeder. Steve has been training dogs all his life and in these articles he shares with you his experience...

Do you Like, Love and can Live with your dog?

Do you like your dog, love your dog, but can’t live with his or her behaviours?This is really very common and very confusing for a lot of people. Here are my thoughts on this.When people get a dog, they usually start liking their dog, (of course) and grow to love them, often very quickly. But sometimes through development, mishap, mistake, …

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Why losing four dogs is hard

Have you ever had a dog that when he or she passed away, it hurt like nothing you have ever felt before? Maybe you currently have a dog and thinking about losing him or her is unbearable? Yes well, I’m not going to give you the magic answers for that, when I lose a dog it cuts me deep. But …

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Finding help can be harder than you think…

So perhaps you are looking for a dog trainer or someone who can help you with your dog’s behaviour problems. Well there are more and more people jumping into this profession these days than ever, and that’s a good thing, overall. The problem with more options, are that you now must make a very important decision. Who do you trust …

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It’s about dogs, or is it?

If you read my articles, blogs or social pages, you’re probably a dog lover, enthusiast, handler, trainer, foster carer, vet – vet nurse or perhaps a combination of them. If asked I am sure you will say you love dogs and want the best for them. Nothing surprising there, yeah? Good, because then I guess we all pretty much have …

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Why dogs are aggressive to their owners

First of all, I want to make clear that I am talking about behaviour problems, not a dog reacting from referred pain, or a puppy that is mouthing you etc., but a dog that may display aggression to their owner if: – The owner tries to move the dog off furniture The owner starts touching or adjusting a piece of …

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Need help with your dog?

Well, you’re not alone, in fact when I see dogs out in public, on leash, off leash or even in their homes, the majority of dogs will not follow basic cues such as sit, come or heel whenever they are even slightly distracted. So what? You might say. Well, for one a dog that ignores you when he or she …

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In a perfect world

You have a dog with a behaviour problem, he is aggressive to other dogs, she is scared of people, he is territorial… This is of great concern for you as you really were aiming at raising a calm, friendly dog to all others, but it has not turned out that way. Maybe you did everything right and something just happened? …

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The value of dogs to me

I have had dogs all of my life, many dogs across many breeds, but I guess you could say I have a preference for working breeds, but I have owned many other breeds and crossbreeds, including a Chihuahua!I love the dog and human relationship, when its good, it is SO good. In the last few weeks, a few special moments …

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