Dry Land Games
Wanting to work on your dog's dock jumping skills but the weather isn't agreeing with your plans? Or maybe you just want to work on specific skills needed for dock jumping. Either way, dry land games are the perfect solution! These are exercises which are designed to work on the skills needed for dock jumping outside of the pool. We even designed a [...]
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, [...]
To Crate or Not to Crate
By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 designed by Kimberly "Kim" Archer, CPDT-KA, CTDI It has become a popular notion to crate dogs, especially during adolescence to encourage a reinforcement history with people rather than the environment. However, is keeping a dog crated for 23.5 hours a day appropriate? This article does not aim to exclusively answer any of the questions posed but [...]
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 [...]
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 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 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 Angelica Steinker: Helpful Pet Insurance Information
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
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: Courteous Canine Super Splash Dog Competition
Gayle and Sienna won with a jump of 22.1 feet. Tampa Dog Training: Courteous Canine Super Splash Dog Competition The results are in. Thank you again to Judge Michael Pastrana. Much fun was had and much splashing later here are the final standings: Splash Division for dogs jumping 0' to 9'11" Frank and Shadow with a jump of 10.04 first place Rebekah and [...]
Tampa Dog Training: 9 Fun Facts about Dog Dock Jumping
9 Fun Facts about Dock Jumping for Dogs By Brenna Fender and Angelica Steinker Does your dog enjoy jumping into your pool or launching off your dock into a lake? Does he just love to swim every chance he gets? If so, you and your dog might like the sport of dock jumping. Here are 9 fun facts you might not know about this sport: 1. Splash [...]
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 [...]
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