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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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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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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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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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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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Another dog bite fatality – dog bite prevention lessons learned?

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Sound legislation, responsible canine guardianship and community education form the backbone of any effective community dog bite prevention strategy. Below is yet another tragic story that comes to us from the Philippines. The breed involved in this fatal dog bite incident is reported as being a Belgian Malinios, the same breed as the two  bitches that we currently own. With …

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Failed BSL prosecution costs over $200K?

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  The following is an open letter in reply to an article that appeared in The Age on 27 January 2013. A link to the article in question can be found at the base of this letter. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) has proven to be throughly ineffective community safety and dog bite prevention strategy across the world, in both theory and practice. …

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Dog laws lack bite – an open letter of reply

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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 you today regarding the recent article entitled ‘Dog law lacks bite’ by Mark Buttler and Mitchell Troy. …

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