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Ever wanted to know how or why CK9 started?

So I did a thing. I was a guest on the SquarePeg Podcast, if you’d like to get to know me, and the story of CapableK9s a little better have a listen! Or here: I also did a little interview with Bonza Dog Treats that can found

Free yourself from the treat pouch!

I had an interesting conversation with a client in our session today and I wanted to blog post about it. I am a positive reinforcement trainer, and the primary reinforcer for dogs is usually food. I am all about using treats in training. Yet when my clients are sitting their Public Access Test, I expect them to do it without treats. I believe that

Buying a puppy or selecting a rescue

For full disclosure my personal preference is to only buy from registered, ethical, heritage breeders, however many of these considerations are still relevant should you choose to rescue a dog from an ethical rescue group.  Choosing a pure breed gives you the gift of predictability, all pure breeds breed true and over all share the same

Choosing the right dog

I often get asked “What kind of dog should I get?” or I will see this posted on social media groups and every answer is “I have an XXX, they are the best!” These people are not wrong, their dog might be the perfect choice for their family, but there are literally hundreds of breeds out there to choose from, and if we factor cross breeds in

What is your dogs poop telling you?

Last week we spoke about dog food, and what you feed your dog has a direct impact on the waste that the animal produces. Today we are going to discuss the topic of dog poop. Regularly monitoring your dog’s poop is a vital part of good animal husbandry. Good quality poop means that everything is going ok in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract and

Let's talk dog food!

Please excuse the big gap between blog posts, Capable K9s Dog Training has been in the process of relocating! We are now based in Northern Victoria so a whole new area for us to discover. So, today's blog post is all about Dog Nutrition. I am not a canine medical professional but I am a conscientious dog owner and wanted to share with you some of

Happy New Year!

All of us here at Capable K9s would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We thoroughly hope you have enjoyed your holiday season. We will be returning to work on January 6th 2017. The new year brings some exciting changes for Capable K9s. We have streamlined the process for registering with us. In order to book any training sessions clients must now