Conquer the Challenge of Agility
Conquer the Challenge The Human Half of the Agility Team By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 edited by Kimberly "Kim" Archer, CPDT-KA, CTDI Agility is about a dog and a human navigating a course. We spend hours preparing the dog for competition, but little to no focus is on the human part of the team. Our dogs are massaged, fed ideal foods, [...]
Is Your Dog Bored?
Is Your Dog Bored? Enrich Your Dog’s Life! By Kimberly Archer, Dog Behavior Technician Have you ever wondered what a day is like through your dog’s eyes? You may wake up, have breakfast, catch up on the news, do work, socialize with coworkers, relax with your partner, eat dinner, watch TV or read a book, and maybe even do some more socializing at a [...]
Agility for Dogs with Issues
This means that for some dogs playing the game of agility around other dogs can make other dogs seem fun also. The same thing can happen if a dog is afraid of people, being around people when doing agility can come to signal fun.
Tampa Dog Trainer Brenna Fender: What is UpDog?
Tampa Dog Trainer Brenna Fender: What’s UpDog? UpDog is a brand new dog sport organization created by Kat and Jack Fahle, Andrea and Jason Rigler, and Babz Mahony. These dedicated disc doggers wanted to expand their favorite sport to include a wider variety of dogs – and people – than seen at typical disc dog events. Traditionally, while many people enjoy games with discs in [...]
Tampa Dog Trainer: Dog Travel Safety
Dog Travel Safety is an important concern Tampa Dog Trainer: Dog Travel Safety By Brenna Fender Dog s often travel with their pets to competitions, on vacation, or just about town while on errands, but they may not realize that the way they travel can mean the difference between life and death. Do you drive with Fido loose in the back seat or [...]
Tampa Dog Trainer: Brenna Fender – Is Humility at Odds with Success?
Is Humility at Odds with Success? By Brenna Fender, Tampa Dog Trainer When you walk off an agility course, out of an obedience or rally ring, or away from your dog training class, do you dwell on your shortcomings? Do you gloss over your successes and focus on your failures? Do you think only about what went wrong and rarely about what went right? I am [...]
Tampa Dog Trainer: What’s My Dog Motivation?
What’s My Dog's Motivation? You can’t choose what motivates your dog. By Brenna Fender When I first got my Beagle from Tampa Bay Beagle rescue, I had to carry him off of his comfy spot on the sofa to deliver him to his crate every time I left the house. My other dogs all ran to their crates when cued in order to enjoy a bite of [...]
Tampa Dog Trainer: 10 Ways to Stay Competitive in Agility by Brenna Fender
Agility is fun and exciting dog sport for both dog and handler! How do you stay at the top of your agility game? By Brenna Fender Maybe you've reached a high level of proficiency in your chosen dog sport (or sports), or maybe you're just starting out. Maybe you are somewhere in between. No matter what, you know one thing: you want to be [...]
Courteous Canine, Inc. Youngest Agility Student
Courteous Canine, Inc. Youngest Agility Student At 11 years of age, Nataley is the youngest agility student at Courteous Canine. Natalie runs her Jack Russell Terrier Eddie over agility courses and spends time practicing in her yard every week. Natalie also sometimes runs a Papillion named Bella. Nataley says, "She likes that agility involves animals and exercising and finally getting weave poles. She says the [...]
Courteous Canine, Inc. Instructor and Student Competes in Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Agility Dog Snitch Competes in Incredible Dog Challenge Courteous Canine, Inc. Instructor and Student Competes in Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Jill Baker and her fast Golden Retriever Snitch competed in the Regional Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. Jill says, "We had a clean run on Saturday which is all I wanted given the caliber of dogs we were running with. We placed 6 out [...]
Upcoming Event at Courteous Canine, Inc.: Fun Day of Dog Dock Jumping and Agility!
Upcoming Event at Courteous Canine, Inc.: Fun Day of Dog Dock Jumping and Agility! Courteous Canine, Inc. and Health Mutt Present A fun day of Dock Jumping, Agility and Free Dog Training Advice Agility Run Thrus Nested courses Standard and Jumpers (Novice and Excellent) $5 per run $20 unlimited runs Dock Jumping $5 per five jumps or $20 for unlimited jumps (five jump cycles) Free [...]
Tampa Dog Training Tips: If Dogs Played Softball
Tampa Dog Training Tips: If Dogs Played Softball One of the activities I have missed the most since my move from Cookeville is attending the softball games at TTU. The days of sitting in the sun with one of my dogs at my feet, surrounded by friends, many who also brought their dogs, is a good memory. So this past weekend I was thrilled to [...]
Dog training founded on science and fun, offered as group classes
Courteous Canine features an AKC Star Puppy Kindergarten Program
Dog Manners classes include common manners and obedience cues
Dock Jumping, Lure Coursing, Scent Games, Trick Training, Disc Dog, & Agility Courses
Private Dog Training is for simple training issues such as manners, obedience and more