We use positive reinforcement training and behavior modification methods based on proven scientific principles that achieve lasting results and strengthen the bond between dogs and their humans.
If you are looking for a dog trainer in the Tampa Bay area, we highly recommend and exclusively use Courteous Canine Inc. The DogSmith of Tampa. Whether you’re looking for training for puppy classes, CGC testing, agility, dock jumping, lure coursing, treibball, fun scent games, reactivity or aggression, or even boarding or pet sitting, the staff at Courteous Canine Inc. The DogSmith of Tampa are the absolute best in the Tampa Bay area, hands down! We wouldn’t trust our dogs with anyone else!
Books (Many of these are available at your local library)
The Cautious Canine-How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears
Click for Joy! Questions and Answers from Clicker Trainers and Their Dogs
Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog
Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog
The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs
Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog
Fight!: A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression
For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs
I’ll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety.
Love Has No Age Limit-Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Way to Go! How to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age