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Agility class 2016

Agility class graduation was Wed night and I was so impressed with everyone . It was great to see you and your dogs do so well. As you know I believe in positive reinforcement and not just for dog training. It’s very rewarding for ME too! I’ve met many of you in my Puppy class. […]

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PPG & PDA (That’s a lot of letters)

I’ve been a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) since their start in 2012.  I love their force-free ethics and the wide range of educational services and support they offer.  Just recently the Pet Dog Ambassador program (PDA) was introduced and jumped at the chance to be part of it.  The program is for […]

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Aversive Training – and why I don’t do it!

This is an excellent article that clearly demonstrates through research what we R+ (positive reinforcement) trainers have known for a long time.   Using force to get behaviour or applying punishment to get rid of inappropriate behaviours has a real impact on your relationship with your dog. Aversive training does not help the dog to […]

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Clicker training fun!

Free Shaping fun today! I decided to some clicker training with my dogs this afternoon.  It’s been a while but they certainly still remember the concept of ‘try something and see if I get a click’. Today  I used a basketball, something they’ve never seen before. Watching a full shaping session can be a little […]

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Mangonui Dog Training Classes

At first I wasn’t sure that there would be enough interest to justify the traveling expense to hold classes in Mangonui. I’m happy to report that I was wrong! In fact, there was so much interest I had to split the class into two groups. We’re halfway through the current term and it’s rewarding to […]

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Dog Demo Day Sept 2014

Free Dog Sports Demonstration Day – Sunday 14 September 2014 I was very pleased with the turnout on the day. There must have been 20 dogs throughout the morning’s events and several folks without dogs who came to watch.   A few rain showers interfered briefly but the fun continued.  After each demonstration the spectators […]

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Dog Training Online!

OK K9s online dog training school – now open! After months and months of creating content I am very pleased to announce that my first online dog training course is now open!  This first course will cover my training methods using force-free techniques to teach your dog the basic behaviours. Having an online school offers […]

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