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PUPPY DIETS

WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY PUPPY? When buying a puppy try to find out what the pup is used to being fed. Ask the breeder, pet shop or animal shelter to provide you with a diet sheet. Start off by feeding it similar food and make any changes gradually. A suitable diet for pups must […]

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BUYING A PUPPY – WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

When selecting a breed, look at the characteristics of the adult, not the puppy. If you have decided on a particular breed, you must find a good breeder.  Directories of studs and breeders are available through various governing bodies like Dogs Victoria and other canine associations.  You can Google them or find them through dog […]

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New Location From January 2018

Hi all   I wish to inform you that after a 10-year relationship with McKinnon Secondary College it will not be renewing our lease for 2018. The reason being the school is seeking accreditation by CIC (Council of International Schools). “…we wish to cease our arrangement with Command Dog Training School from January 1 2018. […]

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT PUPPY

When choosing a puppy, the single most important factor is that its personality should be right for you.  You are likely to have to live with the dog for the next ten to fifteen years.  It’s a shame that many pups, often bought on impulse, actually make life difficult for their owners.  A dog that […]

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COMMAND DOGS AT MERRIFIELD FOR RSPCA’s CUPCAKE DAY

Last Sunday our fantastic team of dogs and handlers travelled to Merrifield just outside of Craigieburn in support of the RSPCA’s Cupcake Day fundraiser. Considering Melbourne’s fickle weather, the sky’s cleared for a sunny albeit 14 degree day which made for a successful family day event. Our whole team was present including a debutante Comet […]

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THE HUMAN DOG BOND – BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

Training is a bonding experience between a trainer and their dog, not simply executing commands , such as teaching a dog to sit or drop. Dog training is teaching a dog to understand certain sounds that an owner will make and teaching the dog what they mean and how to do them. To get this […]

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EVOLUTION OF THE DOMESTIC DOG

The dog’s ancestry can be traced back to an animal called Miacis, which existed about 60 million years ago. This animal was a tree climber and lived in a den, which it kept clean. We can still observe the instinct of performing toilet functions outside in dogs today. 20 million years ago, an animal called […]

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