Canine Services International Dog Training Blog

Ecollar Essentials: Practical Ecollar Training For Professionals 2-3 May 2015

Learn. Apply. Examine. Adjust. Repeat.© Ecollar Essentials is designed to empower participants to make informed decisions about how to effectively and humanely apply ecollars in their training based on a working understanding of the potential benefits, contingencies and contraindications of the tool. Delivered in a very hands on format, Ecollar Essentials provides participants the opportunity to take what they have just learned in theory …

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A message of gratitude for the 2014 festive season.

  2014 is now quickly drawing to a close, though not before the festive season is done and dusted. I put together this quick video (after many failed takes I may add) to try and formally thank those that made our amazing 2014 possible – namely our amazing clients, the indispensable folks that make up Team CSI, and also our …

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Pets Haven Live Q&A |Exclusive Training Promotion 2014

    To celebrate the Live Facebook Q&A that we have just done for the Pets Haven FB fans we have decided to put together a special offer that will allow those of you out there that want a better trained, more adaptable dog to realise that goal CSI are only offering this package to our existing clients, and Pets …

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Upcoming Live Facebook Q&A with Pets Haven Animal Shelter 6th Nov. 2014

    This video is a reminder to you all that there isn’t long until our online Facebook Q&A with Pets Haven Animal Shelter. Here are the important details: Date:               Thursday 6th November 2014 Time:               7PM – 8PM Victorian time (daylight savings) Page links:       Pets …

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Managing aggressive behaviour and rush attacks – Brisbane City Council

  Today’s blog relates to a news article from the Brisbane Times (see link below) and sees Brisbane City Council looking to institute what we can call a ‘half way measure’ between an attack (prosecution) and a written warning in the way that they manage aggressive dogs. We have something similar in Victoria, Australia and that’s that’s a ‘menacing dog’ …

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Live Facebook Q&A with Pets Haven Animal Shelter – November 6th 2014

    Our own Brad Griggs of Canine Services International will be doing a live Facebook Q & A session on the Pets Haven Animal Shelter Facebook page on 6th November 2014 between 7 -8PM (Melbourne daylight savings time). We were really happy to be asked, and we think it’s a terrific idea – it gives us a superb opportunity …

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Dog Bite Prevention – CSI makes front page of Huffington Post

Our own Brad Griggs was featured heavily in this article which made front page of the weekend feature of the Huffington Post. Click here and it will take you to the story as published in the Huffington Post, as authored by Douglas Anthony Cooper. Neither the author of this blog or CSI own the story below, which is shared here for your …

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Training Equipment – Lies That Cost Dogs Their Lives

Any time there is a statement that a piece of equipment like a pinch collar NEVER has a place, or an ecollar NEVER has a place, then the person or organisation making such a statement is saying they would rather kill a dog than consider the application of a device. Such a position is small minded and ethically indefensible. There …

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Punishment vs Abuse = Philosophy vs Ideology

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Presented for your consideration by Brad Griggs of Canine Services International: One has to be clear about the distinction between punishment and abuse. The author of this article about a recent study has employed copious amounts of pathos in the title, a classic component of rhetoric.  This is because the argument against any and all application of positive punishment in dog …

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Training your dog in a different language

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]It is becoming increasingly popular to train your dog in a language other than the language you speak on a daily basis. There are many advantages to choosing to train your dog in a different language – a ‘training language’ if you will. Training in a different language greatly reduces the likelihood of the dog confusing your conversational interactions with …

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