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Dog Training is Simple

Dog Training is Simple

DOG TRAINING IS SIMPLE… “If you get the right advice”

Most owners spend the first 6 months of their dog’s life doing all the wrong things. Then they spend the rest of the dog’s life either putting up with or trying to rectify bad behaviour.


The truth is it is not the owner’s fault they have received the wrong advice in the first place.

Unfortunately as a result, no matter how many times or how hard you try, you will not achieve the desired result doing the wrong thing.

The fact is all dogs are ‘individuals’ and should be managed that way along with the individual needs of the family, their lifestyle and home environment.  And don’t fall for the misinformation about socialising.  90% of the dogs I attend to with behavioural problems and dog aggression have either participated in puppy school or have been so called socialised with groups of dogs or let run free in off leash in parks.

‘Good behaviour’ is the result of good management, good training and education’

The right advice starts here.

– John Harkin


Advice from John

The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.


Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.


Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.