dog behavior

Dog Training 101: What is Clicker Training?

By |Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Operant Conditioning|

Dog Training 101: What is Clicker Training? By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., CDBC, CAP2 edited by Kimberly "Kim" Archer, CPDT-KA, CTDI Clicker training is a training method using a handheld plastic box that makes a clicking noise when depressed by a trainer. This click allows a trainer to mark a very precise moment in time, communicating to a dog exactly when they did something desired. The [...]

Tampa Dog Trainer Brenna Fender: The ABCs of Tracking and Other Games

By |Dog Training|

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 Trainer Angelica Steinker: Helpful Pet Insurance Information

By |Blog, Dog Health and Safety, Dog News|

Helpful Pet Insurance Information  It can be hard to find helpful pet insurance information, so today we are sharing a link to a huge chart listing many of the pet insurance companies and presenting a list of client ratings of these companies.  Check it out.  https://www.petinsurancereview.com/dog.asp Happy Pet Insurance Shopping, The Staff of Courteous Canine, Inc.! 

Tampa Dog Trainer Brenna Fender: The ABCs of Canine Freestyle

By |Blog, Dog Training|

The ABCs of Canine Freestyle By Brenna Fender A dog sport that combines obedience moves, tricking training, and dancing: that’s canine freestyle! Breeds that are good for canine freestyle include… all of them! Because routines are varied, you can showcase your dog’s strong points, whether he is a Beagle or a Border Collie. A strong working relationship and good partnership with the handler are more [...]

Tampa Dog Training School Student: Judith Destasio and Tucker Go From Rescue to Pet Therapy!

By |Blog, Client Testimonial|

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

By |Blog, Dog Training|

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?

By |Agility, Blog, Dock Jumping, Dog Training|

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: How Do You Cook Your Hot Dogs?

By |Blog, Dog Training|

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?

By |Agility, Blog|

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 [...]

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