Canine Services International Dog Training Blog

Training in Tasmania

  The end of a great day working with a kick-ass bunch of folks in Tasmania, Australia. As always Kana was a stellar co-presenter.

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Dem quality equipment feels…

  You know you’re a happy American Bulldog when you’re rocking a bespoke Ruthless Leather collar, and you’re out and about training in the sun with your most favourite human in the world…

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Rag play with Snap

  Yesterday’s rag play with Snap was fairly spirited – as it should be. Of course rag play also involves snapping little jaws and a very committed little fur missile moving at light speed. Did I mention the horrendously sharp puppy teeth? Well this happened. There was a reasonable amount of blood, and I now have a cool little fatty …

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What did you do with your dog today?

  Rolo is getting out and about a LOT – neutral exposures to all sorts of situations, places and faces mean he’s much better prepared for his life as a family companion. Kudos to Owen and Nic for making Rolo’s development a priority in their life. – BG

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What sets your dog on fire?

  My good mate Chris in Rockingham, WA knows exactly what sets his boy Streak on fire! One minute he’s lounging with the kids, the next minute Chris cues him to EXPLODE for a game of tug. Using the right motivator/s in your dogs training can supercharge your results – but a lot of folks have trouble bridging the gap …

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The Anatomy Of A Pro Dog Trainer.

  Something a little light hearted to start the day… Light hearted, but completely true! I’m sure many of you out there can relate. Enjoy! – BG

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So all’s well that ends well.

My dear little friend is back with me, all set up in the office for now. Pain meds and some antibiotics, a cone for her head, the whole shebang. I’d organised to do a short interview with the surgeon so that she could share some info about what was wrong with Kana…but she was called away and it couldn’t happen. …

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Two furry faces.

One is adorable, yet sometimes a little poorly behaved and ‘resistant to instruction’.

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RIP Diesel

This is very sad news to share with you – very close to our hearts. Many of you that have followed along Snap’s journey will know of her ‘boyfriend’ Diesel. Outside of Kana and myself, Diesel and Kim were Snap’s closest and most adored friends. Diesel was 10yo, and was suffering from some serious health concerns. Though he was mentally …

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3 words that will define you as a dog owner for this coming year.

It’s a simple question, but it requires some deep thought. How will those 3 words honour your responsibilities to your dog, the community, and your family unit? What do the actions that underpin the statement of these 3 words look like? What is ‘step one’ for each of these actions then become, and when will you start? So a simple …

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