Author Archives: Scott McGuinness

Your dog’s welfare is NUMBER 1#

Recently we saw a Facebook thread about the use of muzzles and were surprised to see some who were concerned about how their dog’s appeared to others. So, let’s be quite clear, MUZZLES save lives and their use and welfare to YOUR dog is far more important than their aesthetic appeal to those around you. […]

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Learn to Learn From Others

One of the many things we love about our industry is how you can learn so much from other professionals and incorporate it into our own training. We had the absolute pleasure of hosting Tammy from Precise K9 & Sharonika from Clear Canine for their ‘Art of Engagement’ workshop. Two amazing trainers who not only […]

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Why We Train Tricks

Many would see our work on our social pages and think we focus mainly on ‘tricks’, but did you know our main passion and drive is the rehabilitation and modification of dog behaviour? We love nothing more than helping a dog reach a better level of mental health and building stronger relationships for our furry […]

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The Value of Rewards

Time again we hear “my dog isn’t motivated by food/toys’ and time again we find the opposite true. This is not magic, it’s experimentation and experience. Using the wrong type of reward in your training can not only plateau your progress but damage your relationship with the dog. Have you spent time getting to know […]

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Add a KONG to the menu

One of the biggest contributing factors to behavioural issues in our canine friends is boredom. We are becoming busier and busier with our modern lifestyles and our dogs are suffering for it

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Fear & Anxiety: Be the change your dog needs

Today is Halloween, an occasion which is becoming increasingly popular here in Australia and arguably the spookiest day of the year. So we thought, what a perfect opportunity to discuss ‘fear’ & ‘anxiety’ in our dogs. Fear & anxiety are natural feelings we all go through, whether human or canine. These feelings are necessary and are what […]

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Introducing ‘Superpups’ Puppy School!

Did you know, that many issues such as resource guarding, reactivity towards dogs/animals/people, low self-esteem and more have arisen because as puppies, these dogs didn’t receive ANY or the correct type of socialization? Imagine if there was a puppy school that correctly socialized puppies and set them up to be ‘bombproof,’ with the ability to confidently […]

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A beginners guide to muzzle training

Canine Connect is proud to present our first training video on ‘Muzzle Training’. Learn how to help your dog be comfortable with wearing a muzzle! Muzzle training is extremely easy, fun and you do not have to buy a muzzle to do it!

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Dog bites: the subtle warning signs

Reports of dog bites are a common occurrence online and in the news, and whenever a new one appears a wave of hysteria spreads, much to the concern of most responsible canine professionals. The news reports these incidents as being the nature of a certain breed, or that the dog attacked “out of the blue”, […]

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The power of crate training

Crate training uses your dogs natural den instinct of creating a place to sleep, live and raise a family into a way of creating a place in your home the dog can retreat and feel safe and secure. Learn how you can use crate training in your home.

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