|Positive, Dog Friendly, Dog Training and Behavior Modification |
in the Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach and Palm City area
Certified, Licensed, Bonded and Insured
***Now offering "DAY TRAINING." We train your dog in your home while you are at work!***
over because your dog is so out of control?
Are you embarrassed to walk your pooch
in public because the pulling, lunging,
and barking has gotten so bad?
Whichever the case, we're here to help! Problem behaviors are easily modified and new skills quickly learned. We can teach you to teach your dog or we can do all the training for you - either way, - it's fun, easy and effective when you train using only positive, reward based, dog-friendly methods.
Reward based training not only strengthens the bond between you and your dog but also allows you to build a relationship with your pet based on mutual trust and respect.
We do not use shock, choke or pinch collars. We do not use any fear or force based training methods such as alpha rolls, scruff shakes, intimidation, leash corrections, or yelling. In fact, most of our training can be done off leash!
Modern behavioral science has proven that using punishment, or any aversive techniques, not only weakens the bond of trust between you and your dog, but also provides him with very little usable information. Punishing your dog tells him the choice he made was wrong, but gives him no direction as to what he should be doing instead.
You'll be amazed to see just how easy it is to train new behaviors and eliminate unwanted behaviors through consistency in leadership and good training, and not by demanding it through intimidation, force, or physical abuse.
You can download a copy of A Clever Canine's Information Brochure HERE
About the Trainer
A dog lover all her life, Anne's involvement in training began in 1991 when she took her Basset Hound, Ziggy, to training classes offered by the local dog club in her former home town in southwest Florida. Anne eventually joined the dog club and went on to put an AKC Companion Dog title on Ziggy when he was 16 months old. Ziggy also earned a second Companion Dog title through World Wide Kennel Club and was a certified therapy dog and an AKC Canine Good Citizen.
Anne began working as an assistant instructor for the club in 1992 and taught her first class as an instructor in 1994. She was responsible for introducing the CGC class and test into the club's training program and was the evaluator for their first CGC test in June of 1995. That same year, after attending an Ian Dunbar Puppy training seminar, she established one of south Florida's very first Puppy Kindergarten classes.
During her time in Gainesville, in addition to her training business, Anne did volunteer work for Alachua County Animal Services and was the training instructor for their "Paws on Parole," prison based shelter dog training program from the time of its inception in March, 2009 until her move to Stuart in 2013.
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From our Clients...
"I'm so glad that Rylee and I got the chance to work with you and learn a much kinder, gentler way of training. If I didn't say it before, THANK YOU for your time and patience in working with us. It made a difference in both of our lives."
"Delilah is doing great and I thought about you just now as the girls ran by her and she just watched instead of chasing them and nipping their legs !!!! You showed us that she was a good dog but just needed some training and because of that Delilah was able to stay with our family!!".
"I was so pleased with Anne's training! Miss Bella and I both learned a lot in a very short time. Anne is consistently positive and just seems to bring out the best in a dog. Just one thing she taught was how to get Bella to go happily into her crate at any time. What a godsend! We look forward to working more with her in the future."
A "Clever Canine"
Robby, Jackson & Toby learn to "wait" for a treat!
Training & Behavior Articles
All Dog Trainers are not created equal
Choosing a Dog Trainer
Dominance, Alpha, Pack Leader?
Confused? You're not alone
What's it all About?
Thinking about trying a shock collar?
Please Read This Before You Decide.
How will you Decide?
To Shock or not to Shock
Victoria Stilwell discusses training
equipment choices in this short video.
Choosing an Effective and Humane Collar
A short article on easily teaching
loose leash walking without using
any special training equipment.
Loose Leash Walking Made Easy
See more articles on our "LINKS" page
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In Memory of Ziggy
Bad Boy Ziggy Lo-Ryder CD, WWKCCD, CGC, CTD
July 14, 1991 ~ March 18, 2001
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TRAINING TIPHand Feeding is a powerful training tool and relationship builder! Try this... Put away the food bowls for at least 2 weeks and use your dog’s food to reward desirable behaviors throughout the day.
To do this - mix up a few days’ worth of kibble with some goodies such as bits of chicken, hot dogs, beef, bacon, cheese etc. Add a bit of warm water to the mix.
Put it all in a large zip lock bag or sealable container and store in frig. The kibble will soften slightly and pick up all those yummy flavors of the goodies you’ve added.
Put morning ration of kibble mixture into a treat pouch and hand feed a few pieces at a time to reward behaviors throughout the day that you would like the dog to repeat. Put evening ration of kibble mixture into food stuffable toys.
Prepare to be amazed by the changes in yor dogs behavior and in your relationship!
"No puppy is too young to train and no dog is too old to learn."
We offer Private Training and Behavior Modification and Group Training Classes for your Adult Dog or Puppy.
Certified, Licensed, Bonded and Insured