Dog Manners Training Tampa

“Our instructor at Courteous Canine, Inc. in Tampa is always amazing. Gives attention to teach client/dog, offers ideas and demonstrates techniques. We love her!”

-Becky P.

AKC Canine Good Citizen and Pet Therapy Prep Class

Class Type:  Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term:  5 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week the last week is the test!
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Canine Good CitizenGood manners are so important, and this class will give your dog a paw up. For four weeks, this class focuses on taking your dog’s basic obedience manners to the next level and adds new behaviors such as walking by another dog politely and ignoring the other dog. The fifth week you will be testing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  Passing this test often times gives you discounts on home owners insurance and many motels will waive their pet fees if your dog has a CGC

This class is a good start if you are interested in Pet Therapy. If your dog has a lot of love to give, you might consider volunteering him as a pet therapy dog. This class is one step in preparing for the pet therapy, which is requires more extensive preparation and testing to get insurance and in order to participate in pet therapy programs in nursing homes, hospitals or other settings. While the Pet Partners test is different there is some overlap. Courteous Canine is affiliated with Pet Parnters and Pet Partner testing is **FREE** for more information contact: Scott@CourteousCanine.com

Sign up for this class and get a FREE Canine Good Citizen EBooklet! 

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Rally Obedience Novice Level 1

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Rally Obedience, FL dog trainingRally O is a competitive sport that is based on dog agility courses with obedience skills. At each station on the course, dogs perform obedience behaviors, and just like agility, the contestants are timed and judged. The fastest and most accurate dog wins! This novice level class introduces you to the basics of this sport with an emphasis on fun and perfection using the empowerment training method.

Dogs who complete the novice Rally O class and want to take their game to a new level can also enroll in our Advanced/Excellent Rally O classes.

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Really Reliable Coming When Called

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

“Come here . . .Come Here . . . Come HERE . . . COME HERE!” If this sounds like you, it might be time for our Really Reliable Coming When Called class. Whether your dog has an average coming when called cue, or whether you have a serious squirrel chasing problem, this class will help you improve your dogs coming when called cue. This course involves a lot of games and fun to have your furry friend happily running back to you when called.

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Loose Leash Walking Mania

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Really Reliable Coming When Called. Completion of Coming When Called group class at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Do you walk your dog, or does your dog walk you? If you answered, “my dog walks me,” then you should try Courteous Canine’s loose leash walking mania class. This class, which is the Level 2 version of our Really Reliable Coming When Called course, offers exercises and games that teach your dog to walk politely on a leash. That means no pulling or dragging, and your dog learns to stay on one side of your body while walking within the length of the leash.

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Dog Acting: for Fame, Fun or Impress!

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 4 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Dog trick dancingYour dog can sit, lay down, shake and rollover. Now what? If you’d like to teach your young or old dog new tricks, this is the class for you. We customize this class to teach tricks that your dog has a natural aptitude for or the stunts that you specifically desire. We introduce you and your dog to the three learning games that help you teach your dog to learn behaviors. We cover tricks using the dog’s entire body, feet or mouth. The creativity of this class is only limited by your imagination!

This class is great preparation for pet therapy. The tricks learned here will really bow-wow their audiences at nursing homes and hospitals!

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Dog Dancing

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Musical freestyle is taking the dog world by storm. This fun class teaches you to literally dance with your dog! Learn the three learning games that help you teach your dog new behaviors and begin training on a fun doggie dancing routine!

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How to Speak Dog

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

speakdogThis popular one time 90-minute group class teaches humans how to speak dog. If you are having difficulty communicating with your dog, or are frustrated, or stressed out, this class is for you. Learn how to speak dog and how to solve problems as the result. Once you know the language of dogs many problems become easy to solve. Enroll in this class and learn how to smoothly communicate with your dog using your dog’s language!

 

Kids and K9s

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

No matter whether you are expecting, already have a baby, toddler or kid come to this fun class where parents and kids learn how to reduce the stress and bring joy into the kid and dog relationship. This one time 90-minute class offers tons of information and is popular with kids and adults. Kids learn how to pet a dog and what to avoid, all attendees learn how to read dog body language which is very powerful for all involved. What to avoid and what to do are covered in detail. Class is customized to those families attending and limited to a maximum of 8 dogs. Come join the fun and learn how to make kids and dogs fun and stress free for your family.

Unruly to Relaxed

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 4 weeks, 1/2 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

unruly-relaxedCome join the RELAXATION with this group class limited to only six dogs which teaches your dog to relax. Relaxation is a behavior that is incompatible with barking, pacing, and many other unwanted behaviors. Learn how to teach your dog to relax in this four week class of where each session lasts 30-minutes. Dogs enrolled in this class come to class exercised so that they are tired and ready to relax. Your instructor will coach you on how to touch and interact with your dog to promote calm behaviors. Your dog will learn to assume relaxing positions and learn to breathe deeply, and relax muscles.

Nose to Toes: Stress free handling, Vet Visits and Grooming

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Going to the vet or groomer does not have to be stressful! Keep yourself, your dog, vet and grooming happy and stress free by attending this one time 90-minute group class. Limited to a maximum of 8 dogs, where you learn simple things you can do to reduce stress, and increase fun for all parties when it comes to handling, vet visits and grooming.

Grooming Smart: Making grooming fun and easy for you and your dog!

Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class

Sign up for this amazing class and learn how to make nail trims, brushing and bath time fun for you and your dog. Learn the use of the ideal equipment and how it can make a big difference. This class is by Award-Winning Professional Groomer Melody McMichael and will take you through the process of step by step successful grooming! Change the stress you get from grooming your dog to joy!

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