Why wont my Parents buy me a dog?

  Am I responsible? That should be the first thing that you, as a person wanting a dog should address. I am not talking about being responsible last week or even last month. I am talking about the last few months, or year? Can you keep your room clean and your bed made each day….Continue Reading

What motivates behaviour? Genetics, training, both, how and why?

Here at The K9 Company, dog training goes far beyond just teaching your dog to sit and have nice manners in your home and around your family. We have a huge focus on the mindset and the experience shared by both you and your dog – why your dog does what it does, what motivates…Continue Reading

Discipline Equals Freedom

Discipline Equals Freedom. For those of you that listen to podcasts, watch Ted Talks, are all over Twitter and other social media, these 3 words may not be new to you. I have been hearing them often and also, trying to follow them, as closely as I can. The man who made these 3 words…Continue Reading

Top Tips for choosing the right dog

Choosing the right fit.  Just like a pair of shoes, where we all have our own style and like the best fit. Welcoming a dog into your life for up to 16+ years, you want the best fit. Let’s face it, if everyone chose the right fit to begin with, there would be next to…Continue Reading

Can one tip help you enjoy your training session? Try this then….

I recently read a great write up about someone having some trouble with their dog and one piece of advice they had been given was after the training session, have a drink (whatever works for you) and think about what you liked about the session and what you can improve on.   What a great…Continue Reading

Diffuse Awareness and Dog Aggression

Diffuse awareness To pour in every direction.   Men are single focused which means that we only pay attention to one thing at a time. If we are watching TV, we are not really listening to what you are saying. Women have diffuse awareness, they can pay attention to lots of things. It means they…Continue Reading

Making Dragons

Building a Better Mindset aka “Making Dragons”   We generally have little control over circumstances in our day to day living.  Things intersect our lives everyday so it is up to us to teach our dogs how to deal with things. Good things happen when they may least expect it, as does something that the…Continue Reading

2nd Dog Syndrome

It ‘s always great to catch up with friends, especially ones that I have met through the dog training world.   Going over to see a friend of the 4 legged variety, and share a coffee with his dad of the 2 legged variety, I was surprised to see a new adolescent dog in the…Continue Reading

Congratulations - your dogs a turd

Congratulations – Your dog’s a Turd

Congratulations – Your dog’s a Turd. Everybody wants the dream dog – your best mate. But sometimes, just sometimes shit happens and we don’t always get the dog that we want. Recently I had a dog try and bite me. Even in hindsight and thinking back over the events that preceded his attempt, I still…Continue Reading

Whicj kind of dog person are you?

Which kind of dog person are you?

Which kind of dog person are you? This is an age old debate – Are you a BIG dog person or a little dog person? I have just come back from staying the weekend with some very dear friends whom also happen to be “dog kinda people”. Now for my regular followers, they know that…Continue Reading

The Power of Play as the Ultimate Reward.

The power of play as the ultimate reward can transform and catapult your training and get results faster.   I love using play in my training and have seen the results a lot faster due to the fact my dog has the drive to keep on keeping on and are super keen to start a…Continue Reading

I wish I knew then what I know now

I wish I knew then what I know now.

I wish I knew then what I know now is a common statement we here at The K9 Company, so I thought I’d share some of the most common things people say when it comes to the power of HINDSIGHT. Hindsight, it’s one of those wonderful things that we all wish that we had. Here…Continue Reading