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Why I Kiss My Dogs

By |Blog, Pet Therapy|

Why I Kiss My Dogs What my dogs taught me about finding the joy in life By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 edited by Kimberly "Kim" Archer, CPDT-KA, CTDI Stevie Life is inherently satisfying, just ask my late Border Collie, Stevie. Stevie found joy in playing with anything at all, seeing a toy in every object. Best of all, he liked to [...]

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: 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 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: 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 [...]

Upcoming Event at Courteous Canine, Inc.: Fun Day of Dog Dock Jumping and Agility!

By |Upcoming Event|

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

By |Dog Training|

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 [...]

Book Review: Plenty in Life is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace

By |Book Review|

Author: Kathy Sdao, ACAAB Publisher: Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA, 2012 Most dog trainers are conscientious people who work very hard to stay abreast of the latest protocols, looking for new and improved methods of working with dogs, especially those with issues. One protocol which burst onto the scene several years ago is known as “Nothing In Live Is Free (NILIF),” “Work to Earn,” and a [...]

Tampa Dog Training Tip: Resource Guarding

By |Dog Training|

Resource guarding is a common issue and one that responds very well to behavior modification.  While every case is individual generally a detailed counter conditioning program is very effective.  things that do not work and can actually make the dog more dangerous are: throwing things at the dog, shouting at dog, or hitting.  Resource guarding is about fear so to truly modify the problem you [...]

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