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: The ABCs of Tracking and Other Games
Tampa Dog Trainer Brenna Fender The ABCs of Tracking and Other Games By Brenna Fender American Kennel Club (AKC) is probably the most well-known organization in the United States to sanction tracking. You can read the AKC tracking regulations and get other info at https://www.akc.org/dog_shows_trials/tracking/. Beginning tracking dogs learn on short, straight tracks with their handlers close by. Cross-tracks are found in some tracking tests [...]
Tampa Dog Training School Student: Judith Destasio and Tucker Go From Rescue to Pet Therapy!
Tampa Dog Training School Student: Judith Destasio and Tucker Go From Rescue to Pet Therapy! by Judith Destasio June 2012 we adopted Tucker, a magnificent 18 month old purebred from Golden Retriever Rescue Mid-Florida. It’s hard to believe but he had been surrendered twice already! Tucker was ready for his forever home. We were so happy and blessed to bring him home. He is a [...]
Tampa Dog Trainer Angelica Steinker Recommends Blog: Eileen and Dogs
Tampa Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Angelica Steinker Recommends Blog: Eileen and Dogs Smart, gifted and clear are the words that come to mind when I think of this blog: Eileen and Dogs written by Eileen Anderson about the training adventures she experiences with her dogs. Eileen is careful to base all her information on science, fun and results oriented training. The internet overwhelms [...]
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 Training: 8 Secrets to Dog Training Success
Tampa Dog Training: 8 Secrets to Dog Training Success Dog training just like other professions, has its secrets. At Courteous Canine, Inc. we share all of the secrets of training. So here they are: 1. Use your marker - click or say yes - followed by a reward 2. The dog determines what is a reward 3. Vary your reward; Food toy, play, love and [...]
Tampa Dog Trainer: How Do You Cook Your Hot Dogs?
How Do You Cook Your Hot Dogs? By Brenna Fender Hot dogs are one of the most popular training treats amongst dog trainers. They are inexpensive, easy to prepare, enjoyed by most dogs, long lasting, and not-too-bad if you wind up having to carry some of them in your mouth for a while. So, if you are new to hot dog wrangling or want to change things [...]
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 [...]
Dog Training Wisdom: Aggression creates aggression
Dog Training Wisdom: Aggression creates aggression Patricia McConnell's Willie The funny thing about aggression is that it creates aggression. When a human chooses to be violent with a dog this violence causes violence. Science-based, peaceful training techniques are more effective and actually successful. Dr. Patricia McConnell has written a fantastic blog explaining this, check it out: https://www.patriciamcconnell.com/theotherendoftheleash/confrontational-techniques-elicit-aggression
Tampa Dog Health and Safety: Cool Doggie Treats for a Hot Day
Tampa Dog Health and Safety: Cool Doggie Treats for a Hot Day Dixie cups I would buy the small plastic, if you get paper, you need to tear if off before giving to dog. 32 oz lowfat vanilla yogurt (I used nonfat) 1 mashed banana - too ripe to eat would work. Peanut Butter 1/2 cup You can mash the [...]
Upcoming Event: Otto Fad on The Power of Positive Reinforcement
Upcoming Event: Otto Fad on The Power of Positive Reinforcement Courteous Canine, Inc. Presents Otto Fad on The Power of Positive Reinforcement Sunday June 9th, 2013 1pm to 5pm $60 Using Positive Reinforcement to Train Elephants: Operant and Respondent Strategies Otto Fad is the Manager of Elephants at Busch Gardens Tampa’s Pachyderm Palace. He is known worldwide for his evangelical advocacy for positive reinforcement training [...]
Steps to Selecting a GREAT Pet Sitter in Tampa
Steps to Selecting a GREAT Pet Sitter in Tampa Courteous Canine, Inc. offers pet sitting and we want to make it easier to help you choose a pet sitter. Courteous Canine, Inc. has a network of pet sitters so even if you are located in an area that we don’t current service we can put you in touch with a great sitter. So contact us and [...]
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