Steve Courtney Bio

● Founder K9Pro – The K9Professionals and K9Force Dog Training

● Holds formal qualifications as a Nationally Accredited Canine Behaviour Specialist, Obedience Dog Trainer, Law Enforcement Trainer, and Temperament Assessor.

● ANKC Registered Breeder – Prefix Herzhund.

● Owned and trained multiple dogs for high level obedience, protection, and
detection work.

● Rehabilitated many aggressive, fearful, and phobic dogs as research projects in
combination with rescue / foster carers.

● Developed many new training methods, techniques, and behavioural programs
previously unknown or untried in Australia. One of the most well-known is his “Triangle of Temptation” program.

● Affiliated with the National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia (NDTF)

● Assesses temperaments of dogs for many reasons including suitability,temperament evaluation, dangerous behaviours, legal matters, and other detailed reasons. Steve has provided temperament assessment reports for Government, Council, Business, and private matters.

● Provide expert report on legal matters concerning dog behaviour, these reports
have been used in legal cases.

● His knowledge, expertise and experience have led to many seminar appearances
and guest lecturer appearances for Training Clubs, Veterinary Staff, Dog Trainers, Dog Sport Competitors, Professional Handlers, Instructors, Breeders and Pet Owners.

● Retained to design and run numerous dog training workshops for Australian
Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS), Customs and other Government Departments.

● Steve is affiliated with CERT Academy.

● Retained to lecture Animal Quarantine Staff on Safe Handling Practices for
Dangerous and Aggressive dogs.

● Designed several Dog and Handler Training Correspondence Courses that have led
to numerous accolades, Obedience Titles, and Competition wins.

● Keynote speaker in over 200 Dog Training and Behaviour workshops and seminars
being held in various states of Australia, New Zealand & Thailand. Topics have
included Training in Drive, Behaviour Modification, Professional Handling techniques, Basic to Advanced Obedience, Motivational Training for the Competition dog just to name a few.

● Had multiple nominations and been nominated numerous times for the Dog Trainer of the Year award in the Master Dog Breeders and Associates of Australia awards.

● Designed and presented multiple Dog Training Workshops for numerous Dog Training Club Instructors from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and the ACT.

● Runs specific courses for Behaviour Specialists on Dog Behaviour and Aggression,
Specific Courses for Dog Trainers and Instructors, Safe handling technique courses for Veterinary Staff, Kennel Staff and Rescue Organisations.

● Is an experienced selection tester for Working and Competition dogs and an
experienced decoy for Bitework Training including the Body Bite suit, Civil Agitation,
and the IPO / IGP Protection phase.

● Joint speaker/presenter with several other high profile dog trainers and behaviourists on topics from training in drive to search and rescue.

● Is the preferred recommended behaviourist for a large number Vets, Dog Trainers,
Breeders, Councils, Instructors, Interstate Behaviourists, and pet owners.

● Began and maintains a very competitive Dogsports team, Team K9 Pro.

● Elected President of the Semper Fi Dog Sports Club (IPO).

● Commissioned to design, develop, and maintain a Child Therapy Program known as K9 Angels in conjunction with Boystown. This program has proven hugely beneficial for the children involved.

● Founded and is current elected President of the Professional Dog Trainers of Australia organisation.

● Has thousands of happy clients all over Australia that refer him to friends and
colleagues, with next to no advertising, he is in high demand

Dog Behaviourist Sydney

K9 Pro Head Quarters, Londonderry NSW 2753

One on One

Private one on one consults to help you get the most out of every session

Available in all Weather

Fully insulatated, airconditioned indoor training room that can be used at all times, rain, hail or shine

Ongoing Support

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