Canine Services International Dog Training Blog

What is Competence?

Competence: it’s the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. Many folks DO find their dogs hard to train – it’s a massive pain in the ass for them, neither the dog or the human enjoy the process…and success continues to elude them. As a pro dog trainer I often hear the phrase “I’ve tried everything…” from these folks. Its …

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Listen to your dog

Dogs don’t lie. Normal, healthy dogs never send the wrong message. We can read what they’re saying incorrectly, out of context, or incompletely. It’s easily enough done though – just as familiarity can breed contempt, it can make us blind to obvious messages. Sometimes all this is needed is a set of fresh eyes and a willingness to receive the …

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Get up and GO!

You’ve done some great training with your dog this year. 🎱 Over the festive season though (and perhaps before) you’ve dropped the ball, let things slide. 👀 You’ve recognised it, identified that you just need to make a start again, and put in the reps and effort. 🧭 You didn’t come this far to only come this far. 🥳 Forget …

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Noodles in training

Yesterday I met and worked with this little oodle named…Noodle. From little things (including Noodles), big things grow… Here are some pics of Noodle learning the beginnings of so much – engagement, heel work, loose leash walking…the list goes on. We also formed a training plan, did some coaching around management, toilet training, and worked on the foundation of a …

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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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