Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy
Therapy dogs, service dogs, and emotional support dogs are all the rage these days - but what does it all mean? And furthermore, what type of training do these dogs require? Each of these dogs has vastly different legal requirements but they do all need training. That's why we've created our Canine Good Citizen Pet Therapy classes. These classes will prepare you and your [...]
Why I Kiss My Dogs
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.!
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
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 Pet Therapy Guru: Scott Baggett Makes it to Capitol Hill
A few weeks ago our Pet Partner evaluator and highly experience pet therapy guru, Scott Baggett, was contacted by American Humane to do a story about therapy dogs and cancer kids. Just 2 days ago Scott was interviewed by NBC News on the phone. American Humane Association went to Capitol Hill with this story (via You tub see link below) to attempt to get grant money for [...]
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: 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 [...]
Courteous Canine, Inc. Staff Member Scott Baggett Becomes Pet Partner Instructor
In the world of pet therapy Pet Partners offers the most rigorous standards and the best training for pet therapy teams. Our staff member Scott Baggett who was already a Pet Partner Evaluator enabling him to test pet therapy teams for certification, is now an instructor. This means that pet therapy teams will be able to opt to train with him in person to prep [...]
Upcoming Event at Courteous Canine, Inc.: Fun Day of Dog Dock Jumping and Agility!
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
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
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 [...]
Dog training founded on science and fun, offered as group classes
Courteous Canine features an AKC Star Puppy Kindergarten Program
Dog Manners classes include common manners and obedience cues
Dock Jumping, Lure Coursing, Scent Games, Trick Training, Disc Dog, & Agility Courses
Private Dog Training is for simple training issues such as manners, obedience and more