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Dog Training Tips & Resources

December 7, 2021
How To Deal with an Overprotective Dog

Is Your Dog Possessive of You & Acts Out? Most likely, you are going to be around other people and pets throughout the life of your dog. A protective and possessive dog can be a hindrance on enjoying your life to its fullest and make bringing your dog places difficult. If your dog acts out […]

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November 22, 2021
High Value Rewards for Dog Training

What You Use Matters When you are training your dog, you need to keep them motivated and, most importantly, interested in what you are trying to teach them. This is where high value rewards come into play when implementing positive reinforcement. A dog performs a positive behaviour and is rewarded with a treat for doing […]

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November 17, 2021
Simple & Practical Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Commands That Help in More Ways Than One Once you have mastered the basic commands with your dog (sit, stay, come, place, heel etc), you may want to have some more fun with your training and introduce tricks. This is a great idea as it can strengthen the bond between you and your pet while […]

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November 8, 2021
Proper Leash Training

Teach Your Dog to Walk on Leash Walking on leash is a basic skill every dog should harness (pun intended). You should start training your dog to walk on leash as early as possible. The earlier the better because it gives less opportunity to build poor habits. That said, not every dog that needs to […]

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October 27, 2021
All Positive Dog Training Isn’t Ideal

Why Balanced Dog Training is the Best Approach At ITK9 we use a Balanced Dog Training approach and are very transparent in how we achieve such great results with our clients. Below we attempt to set the record straight on why all positive training doesn’t work best for most dogs and why a balanced approach […]

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October 20, 2021
Cheap Dog Training Programs

Looking For Affordable Dog Training? It’s tempting to find the least expensive option when you are searching for a product or service. In our experience, dog owners share the same sentiment when searching for a trainer. On average, our clients have seen 3 trainers before they come to us. So, it needs to be asked […]

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October 15, 2021
What Is A Dog Behaviorist?

A Professional Dog Handler Dog Behaviorists are professionals who have the skills and knowledge to identify and help dogs with their mental and emotional problems. These underlying issues can often cause undesirable actions and result in a dog “behaving badly”. Bad behaviour can often be attributed to not understanding your dog’s routed problems and putting […]

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September 14, 2021
How to Stop Your Dog’s Herding

Is Your Dog Nipping At Your Ankles? Does your dog tend to herd you, your kids, or even other pets? This can be extremely frustrating at times due to the constant nips at your ankles and the tripping hazard your dog presents. Fortunately, there are options available to you. As with all training advice offered […]

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August 12, 2021
Should I Get a Dog?

How to Decide If You Should Get a Dog There are many things to think about and to prepare for before getting a dog whether it is from a breeder or is a rescue. Getting a dog is a major commitment for the dogs entire life! Some of the areas I will be discussing are […]

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