Teach Your Puppy To Be Left Alone

It’s fun and helpful to take some time of work to bond with your new puppy and help them settle in. But there’s something super important to teach...

Teaching Your Puppy To Walk On A Loose Leash

One of the first things puppies learn about walking on a leash is that when they pull on it, they get to move forwards. This is a form of reward and...

Why Crate Training Is Great For Your Puppy

Crate training was a totally new concept to me when I got into dog training. It’s never been as big a thing in Australia as it is overseas. At...

Help! The puppy is biting the kids!

There’s nothing as exciting as getting a new puppy! But the excitement can quickly turn to stress because puppies are like toddlers with sharp teeth...

Is It Bribery To Use Food Treats In Training?

A lot of people I meet are concerned about using food treats in training. When the dog is performing well, they’ll say, “he’s just doing it for the...

The Number One Rule Of Leash Pulling

There are many factors that influence leash pulling. When I’m helping a client to stop their dog from pulling on the leash, I break it down into...

Could Counter Conditioning Help You And Your Dog?

Have you ever heard of counter conditioning? You may have even used it before without realising it. You might need to use counter conditioning if...

What We Can Learn About Email Feedback

Money grabber!! Yesterday I wrote a post about a refund request I received and what we can learn from it. What happened was, I woke up and checked...

What We Can Learn From A Refund Request

When I checked my emails this morning, I was greeted with a refund request for my famous Program Creation Kit. This request ultimately sparked...

Your bill: $20k

How would a tax bill of $20k go for you right now? No one wants bill shock. It’s even worse when it’s a large sum of money and you just don’t have...
Your bill: $20k

Your bill: $20k

How would a tax bill of $20k go for you right now? No one wants bill shock. It’s even worse when it’s a large sum of money and you just don’t have the cash. When it comes to taxes, a lot of trainers are pushing it to the back of their minds to deal with later - every...

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The quiet time of year

The quiet time of year

“I better offer some extra services apart from training. It’s the quiet time of year.” Is it the quiet time of year for you? Whether it’s that people are on holiday, they’re spending all their money on other things, the weather is too hot, the weather is too cold,...

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Scared it won’t work out

Scared it won’t work out

When you get into a car or onto a bus, train, airplane or bicycle, can you guarantee you will arrive to your destination safely You can’t. What if you refused to go anywhere because of this uncertainty? You wouldn’t get to experience much in life and you'd still run...

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Price shoppers

Price shoppers

“I just keep getting price shoppers!” “All anyone cares about is the price!” “I can’t raise my prices, the competition is charging peanuts as it is and people just won’t pay more!” Ever felt that way? Sometimes trainers I speak to feel annoyed when people call and all...

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Secrets

Secrets

“How can we get trainers to talk to each other, learn from each other and support each other? Everyone wants to hold onto their secrets.” This was a recent question I was asked by a follower and I thought, what a great topic - let’s talk about it. Why does it seem...

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Creating your dream schedule

Creating your dream schedule

A common belief when it comes to running a successful dog training business is that most of your work will need to be done nights and weekends. It was something I wasn't really keen on when I started out, but everyone told me that's just the way it is when you're a...

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