Post Puppy Depression

Post Puppy Depression. Yes, post puppy depression is a common experience for many people. You do all the research that you can think of, the breed you would like, find a breeder or rescue that aligns with your values, and even buy the bedding, collar and lead for your new puppy. Some people wait years to…Continue Reading

The K9 Company’s Cat and Brent’s Thailand Wedding

It was named the Wedding of the Century & we agree 🙂 As many of our wonderful clients and peers know, Brent and I headed of to Thailand in early May to get married, and what a fun filled extravaganza it was. We always knew we’d get married, it was just a matter of when…Continue Reading

The “curse” of being a Dog Trainer

Being a dog trainer, that continues to develop, hone and learn my craft has brought with some wonderful gifts. I have met and welcomed some of the most wonderful people, including my husband and many many good friends. So much so I even wrote an article on “How dogs are the link to good friendships”….Continue Reading

5 Tips to keep your dog happy with your busy schedule.

You know you should be spending more time with your dog and even do some training with them. But if you’re like most dog owners out there, you are also telling yourself you don’t have the time. If you’re wondering how to fit some good quality time with your dog into your already busy schedule,…Continue Reading

Go on a date with your dog?

What the? Did you just say go on a date with your dog? What does dating and dogs have in common you might ask. Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to speak and present at the New Zealand Kennel Club alongside Forrest Micke and Brent Dry. We spoke and taught on a number of…Continue Reading

Grief and the loss of your dog

Grief is probably the hardest factor and emotions to experience for those that have had the pleasure of the amazing love and a great relationship and bond with a dog. It doesn’t matter if you experience the loss of your dog as a child or as an adult, either way it can be a difficult…Continue Reading

The life of a modern day dog.

Do dogs deserve more than a backyard? “I grew up with dogs always being outside, they were always outside”! This is a common subject matter that dog owners often bring up; is it ok to have a backyard dog that doesn’t come inside? With so many people having outside dogs throughout their childhood, should our…Continue Reading

Integrity in Dog Training

I have been considering writing this blog post for a number of weeks now, for a number of reasons. The dog industry is (unfortunately) rife with emotive arguments and propaganda with people pushing agendas and their ideologies combined with pseudo science or people that simply ignore it, opposed to looking out for the best interests…Continue Reading

Training Tip – Classical Conditioning

How to improve your dog training with Classical conditioning – Guaranteed!   Have you ever wondered why some dogs are so reliable with their training and obedience? You know the ones that always come back when their owners call them, and look like they have the best of times hanging out with their owners whilst…Continue Reading

Electric Fences, What’s the Truth?

 We were recently contacted by Dog Fence DIY asking if we would like to write a blog post on electric fences for them and we thought the best and most authentic way to share our experience with such containment systems was to share our story, first hand.  With so much confusing information around in the…Continue Reading

Dogs – The link to great friendships

This past month has really highlighted just how important The K9 Company is to us, not just because training dogs is a authentic passion of ours and because we get to work with some amazing dogs, but because of the lives we are invited into. It has been pointed out to us on many occasions…Continue Reading

Dog Training

What Dog Trainers DON’T do

Why do professionals do things differently than non-professionals? On the back of our recent Training with Clarity seminar, where Cat Saunders spends a day with dog owners and trainers alike breaking down dogs behaviour, their perception, training methods and how they learn, Cat answers an discusses all questions during Training with Clarity to provide clarity for all participants. “In almost all of my work with dogs,…Continue Reading