Canine Services International Dog Training Blog

How to develop a great dog.

  When it comes to developing a great dog, one has to assume it’s mostly down to the work that you do – or do not – do. The best genetics in the world can’t do the work for you – and the expression of those superior genes is subject to epigenetic – read effects of environment on genes. Many …

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Know your self, your dog and your coach.

  When you choose a coach to help with your dog’s behaviour and/or training, of course that person actually being an appropriately skilled dog trainer should be on that list. It’s great if the trainer can get your dog to do things and learn things, but it’s not much help if you can’t work out how to reach those goals …

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Thank you for your service!

On this day CSI would like to thank all Australian troops, and those of our allies – both past and present, for their service to this country. Many have paid the ultimate price, for which we all owe a great debt of gratitude. Lest We Forget.

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How to deal with aggression.

  I get a lot of questions from student, novice or more junior dog trainers about how they can learn more about dealing with aggression and severe problem behaviour in dogs. It’s empowering to feel like you’re getting ahead by chasing more knowledge, but this feeling can quickly be overshadowed when you realise you need to backtrack and get other …

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Dogs eat their veggies too!

My dogs eat meat: but that’s not all they eat. Meat, including organ meat, can be a tremendously effective and efficient source of nutrition for dogs. This being stated – my dogs love the ends off my broccolini, and asparagus as well…carrots, avocado, cauliflower and even the ends of my brussel sprouts. For normal, healthy dogs variety in their diet …

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Work hard, laugh harder.

I’m feeling a little gratitude today – and it’s directed towards CSI’s valued clients. I’m also feeling proud about the type of clients that CSI tends to attract. These folks are all motivated ‘doers’ – they do the hard yards, they’re not expecting to sit on their ass and make change, and that makes my job a whole lot more …

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Lexus

  Today marks dear Lexus’ birthday – our first one without her in this world. She was celebrated by her family with a dinner and a special cake, and her girls said a prayer for her and shared their memories of Lex – many of which included stories of being licked in or around their face. Lexus was an amazing …

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Finndi in training.

  Here’s a great pic of Finndi the dog bonding through play and affection with one of her wonderful humans. Finndi was rehomed about 6wks back by a major Melbourne shelter. Finndi was being medicated during her stay there as a result of her problematic responses towards other dogs BUT was not receiving any behavioural intervention…I know those two facts …

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My heart- I’m sure so many can relate.

 

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Make your choice.

  No matter how ‘modern’ dog training and behaviour modification becomes, in our lifetime it will always come down to whether or not you make the decision to chase down the training outcomes you need and/or want. Fact. Need help getting fired up to make it happen? Want to cut down on how long it takes, and the mistakes you …

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