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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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BUYING A PUPPY

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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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is a condition, which can appear in dogs when they are in distress and exhibit behavioural problems when separated from their handlers.  Separation anxiety will typically become noticeable within five minutes of departure of the handler.  Separation anxiety occurs in situations where the dog is unable to manage being on its own.  Some […]

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Puppy Conditioning and Socialisation During Critical Periods

Many people who acquire puppies at eight weeks of age need to consider a lot more than perhaps how cute and cuddly their puppy is.  They need to begin a training process based on effective communication; understanding how and when the puppy develops its character; socialising and conditioning; establishing sound behaviour patterns; and appeal to […]

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EASTER: NO CLASSES

Obedience Classes,  Basic to Advanced and Puppy Training Classes at all our venues Albert Park, McKinnon, Richmond and Burwood East will not be running at the on Easter Saturday 15 April; Easter Monday 17 April. Classes resume Tuesday 18 April.

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DOCKLANDS DEMO HUGE SUCCESS

Our hard working demonstration team The Command Dogs were at it again last Sunday. This time at Docklands’ Billuk Park in conjunction with Lend Lease and the City of Melbourne’s Dock Community Hub. Two demonstrations were performed in the afternoon in warm and humid conditions. The ever-present sounds of the Grand Prix drifting from Albert […]

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Command Dogs at Docklands This Sunday

COMMAND DOGS AT DOCKLANDS THIS SUNDAY 26 APRIL Our amazing team are wrapping up March with another demonstration at Docklands. Neighbour Day Sunday 26 March 2017 12pm – 4pm Buluk Park – 894 Collins Street Victoria Harbour, Docklands Our team will be showcasing our school’s various levels of training from Basic Obedience Training, Intermediate Obedience and […]

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