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Dogs saving lives-Medical Alert Dog

It been 12 months since we hosted the first of our “Conversations with The K9 Company”, our funding raising events to support and raise funds for a Seizure Alert dog for Sam, a 13 year old boy. So we thought we’d give you all an update, but first lets take a look back at how…Continue Reading

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Are you Fire Ready?

Having a fire safety plan is vital in Australia. Having a fire plan that includes your pet may mean the difference between life and death for your four-legged members of the family We have all heard the horrific stories of the panic ensues in a fire emergency, pets are often sadly left behind. So make…Continue Reading


Why Should I Train my Dog?

We often hear dog owners stating that they don’t want to turn their dog into a robot “I bought a dog, not a robot!” Training your dog doesn’t turn it into a robot, nor does it squash or kill their personality. Training your dog is one of the best manners in which to make life easier…Continue Reading


Zia – Our new puppy

Zia, Our Belgian Malinois Puppy So it’s been a busy month (August). With the flu season upon us, we haven’t been as social (media) as we had hoped to be. So here’s a quick recap on our past few weeks We welcomed little Zia into our home approx 4 weeks ago, a Belgian Malinois. The…Continue Reading

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Toilet Training Tips

Toilet Training is one of the most common areas we are asked for assistance with from our clients. This area of training doesn’t need to be stressful nor difficult. We suggest to start toilet training your puppy as soon as you get them home. Set yourself up for success from the beginning and this will…Continue Reading

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Is your Dog scared of going to the Vet’s?

Is your Dog scared of going to the Vets? Our dogs have always enjoyed going to the vet’s, in fact, sometimes they even “pick-up” as we arrive. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for every dog. Below we have listed 5 basic things you can do at home to help alleviate Social Stresses from your dog’s…Continue Reading

What do you need when getting a Puppy?

K9 Education at it’s Best I’ve often had clients that have come to me for behavioural training & advice say “The pet shop said that this piece of equipment or this product will help with training my puppy” This breaks my heart as more than often I have to tell them that I disagree with…Continue Reading

Volunteering in Thailand – Elephant Kraal

In May of this year (2014) we organised for a few of the K9 Crew to go and visit the animals of Thailand. After quite a bit of research in to the different places we could volunteer a, I picked the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya. There were may reasons as to why I choose…Continue Reading

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Digging Dogs? Create a Dig Pit

Digging is a natural and common behaviour in dogs. Any of the Dogs closest ancestors, and many of his closest relatives still dig dens to raise their young or to escape heat or cold. Dogs and wild canines also dig to hide things they find valuable, like food, bones and other objects. Many dogs dig…Continue Reading

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Working with Engagement in Training

“Engagement in Training” simply means your dog wants to be with you. If an individual doesn’t have engagement from their dog, how can you expect to be able to train your dog? How can a person train a dog to do anything, if the dog doesn’t want to be with them? If a dog doesn’t want what…Continue Reading

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Thunderstorm Phobias in Dogs

Thunderstorms can be an extremely stressful time not only for dogs but for their owners alike. Having owned a dog “Sami” who was extremely fearful even when a thunderstorm was brewing & hadn’t even arrived as such. It a terrible thing watching a dog go through such high levels of stress. Sami had never shown…Continue Reading

Socialisation Puppies

Socialisation in puppies and why it is critical!

You will frequently hear claims from people that their breed is different, more immature, etc. However, after studying puppies of many different breeds, Dr. Clarence Pfaffenberger (based on Dr. Paul Scott’s research) maintains “. . . that as much as breeds vary, the critical periods apply equally to all breeds, and what happens during the…Continue Reading