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The Art & Science of Heeling

By |Dog Training|

The Art & Science of Heeling By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 Designed by Kimberly "Kim" Archer, CPDT-KA, CTDI "Heeling is a dance of special connection with my dog. Some view it as merely a mechanical exercise, but for me it is the ultimate connection of our two spirits.” – Ruth E Barish, avid obedience competitor and author In the world of dogs [...]

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 [...]

Click & Praise

By |Dog Training, Enrichment, Operant Conditioning|

Click & Praise By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 Imagine a reward your dog will never fill up on, a reward that can last exactly as long as you want, and makes your dog incredibly happy. No magic, no trickery, it's just good old praise. In the last few decades dog trainers and pet s have made the transition of moving from force training, using [...]

Play, Don’t Train

By |Dog Safety, Dog Sports, Dog Training, Enrichment|

Play, Don't Train By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 Are your clients less motivated then you would like them to be? Stop telling them to train their dogs, and start telling them to play. It is often much easier to get them to be consistent when they are having fun. Are you feeling a little bored with your own dog’s training? Stop training, and start [...]

Tampa Dog Trainer Brenna Fender: What is UpDog?

By |Blog, Dog News, Dog Sports, Upcoming Event|

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: New Trainer and New Class at Courteous Canine, Inc.!

By |Blog, Dog Training, Pet Therapy|

New Trainer and New Class at Courteous Canine, Inc.! By Brenna Fender Did you ever see a dog do some really cool tricks and think, “Wow, I’d love my dog to be able to do that”? Do you just know that your dog could do amazing tricks if you just knew how to teach him? Courteous Canine DogSmith of Tampa can help you do just that! Certified [...]

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: Dog Travel Safety

By |Agility, Blog, Dock Jumping, Dog Health and Safety, Dog News, Dog Training, Pet Therapy|

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

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 [...]

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Dog training founded on science and fun, offered as group classes

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Courteous Canine features an AKC Star Puppy Kindergarten Program

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Dog Manners classes include common manners and obedience cues

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Courteous Canine offers in home dog visits, dog walking services, and pet sitting

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Private Dog Training is for simple training issues such as manners, obedience and more

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