October 2017

The Value Of Anticipation

By |October 5th, 2017|Dog Training, Obedience Training, Puppy Training|

One person’s interpretation of what dog training involves is often drastically different to the next person’s.  The concept of reinforcement and punishment is often discussed, however what many clients are unaware of, is that dog training is much more complex than this.  The idea of anticipation in dog training is something often overlooked.  Client’s [...]

July 2017

October 2014

Dog obedience training graduate- Bella the German Shepherd

By |October 15th, 2014|Dog Socialising, Dog Training, Obedience Training|

Congratulations Nicki and Bella A huge shout out and congratulations again to Nicki and Bella who have successfully graduated and passed through all levels of training, achieving a life membership. The team at Positive K9 Training are extremely proud of all the work Nicki has put in with Bella. For a while Bella had her fair share of [...]

September 2014

You need the training, not the dog

By |September 10th, 2014|Behaviour Modification, dog obedience training, Dog Training Tips, General|

“I don’t need training, the dog does” If you ever want to get off to a bad start with a professional dog trainer, just make sure you repeat those words and i can guarantee there will be very few that will want to work with you. I have recently lost a few prospective clients, as [...]

August 2014

Puppy Training- Why you need to avoid the “4 week” Puppy school trap

By |August 12th, 2014|Dog Training Tips, General, Puppy Training|

We call it a trap, as its lulls new puppy owners into a false sense of security that their puppy will be trained after four weeks. During these courses you will teach your puppy how to sit,drop etc, toilet training, puppy socialisation, grooming, feeding, biting and the list goes on. To be honest, I can’t [...]

July 2014

Dog obedience training Balwyn, Kew and Camberwell Class update

By |July 1st, 2014|dog obedience training, Dog Socialising, Dog Training, Obedience Training, Puppy Training|

Dog obedience training class update As some of you may have noticed there have been a few changes and new faces to group class on Sunday mornings. It has taken a while, but we are now consistently growing in numbers and attendance at class on Sundays and to keep our promise of no more than [...]

June 2014

March 2014

Puppy training tips- How to stop my puppy from jumping?

By |March 17th, 2014|Behaviour Modification, Dog Training Tips, Puppy Training|

When dealing with any unwanted dog behaviour or action, I always like to first understand WHY the behaviour is being performed and what the dog is trying to accomplish from doing so. Once you understand why your puppy is jumping, teaching them not to jump is relatively simple with a consistent training plan. So why [...]

Puppy training tips- How to stop my puppy from biting?

By |March 5th, 2014|Dog Training Tips, Puppy Training|

Puppies biting, is a commonly faced issue by all new puppy owners and one that we are commonly contacted about to help rectify. When bringing home a puppy, it is unrealistic to expect them not to want to explore the world with their mouths, just as young children like to grab everything with their hands; [...]