[image_frame align=”centre” height=”500″ width=”406″] http://www.k9services.com.au/wp-content/uploads/training-equipment-variety-1.WM_-e1356046444339.jpg [/image_frame] [divider] A woman named Heather decided to make a ‘hit-and-run’ post on a facebook page we support before that calls for a common sense approach to legislation, access to and use of pinch/prong collars in Australia. Heather commented: there is nothing fantastic about this barbaric tool, honestly humans can […]
[image_frame style=”reflect” title = “Summer Breeze” align=”right” height=”600″ width=”403″] http://www.k9services.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Peaceful-Protest-Against-BSL-Rally-04-WM-RC-e1355739294668.jpg [/image_frame] [divider] The following letter was written as a reply to the author of a story that appeared on the news.com.au website on December 17th, 2012. There is a link to the story itself at the bottom of the article. Dear Mark, I write to […]
No reputable dog trainer will ever tell you that a dog is just a wolf in a gayly coloured furry coat. Equally, no dog trainer worth their salt will try and convince you that considering the evolutionary path from wolf to dog is without worth when discussing dog behaviour. There is a growing movement that […]
[image_frame style=”shadow” align=”center” height=”560″ width=”800″]http://www.k9services.com.au/wp-content/uploads/GSD-x-Malinois-in-drop-on-grass.jpg[/image_frame] When raising a sporting, service or performance dog there is a common misconception that inhibiting a dog’s expression of instinct towards one stimulus will have an unavoidable negative effect to all other expressions of that instinct. Consider that if this were true then we would have to let our dogs […]
[image_frame style=”shadow” align=”center” height=”560″ width=”800″]http://www.k9services.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Motivational-Matrix-Drawing.jpg[/image_frame] Positive reinforcement is only one of four options that a trainer can apply in shaping and modifying behaviour. The higher the skill and experience levels of the dog trainer, the more ability the trainer has to appropriately apply each of the 4 options in a way that is best suited […]
It’s not always easy to maintain your dog’s training in the summer heat, and this is especially so when you are working on/with performance or motivation dependant criteria in your dog. If you talk to people who actively use their dogs for working tasks such as hunting, police or service work, scent detection roles, etc. […]
“Great things happening to start off 2012!”
We will be releasing a new website in 2012, this website will cover all basic training and obedience methods but will also have tips and tricks to help you train your dog.