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in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound and Palm City, FL

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  Do you avoid inviting
  friends and family 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?
...Maybe you're just looking to get that new puppy started out on the right paw or teach your favorite fur-kid some simple basic training and manners. Whichever the case - A Clever Canine is here to help. Whether you are looking for Private Training, Group Classes, or Day Training - we make training your dog fun, easy and effective. Problem behaviors are easily modified and new skills quickly learned using only positive, humane, scientifically-sound training practices based on learning theory and understanding of canine behavior.

We’ll teach you to teach your dog - or we’ll do the training for you. We do not use shock, choke or pinch collars. We do not use any verbal or physical reprimands. We do not use any fear or force based 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 doesn't teach him what he should be doing instead.

You'll be amazed to see just how easy it is to teach new behaviors that will replace those unwanted behaviors using only fun, force-free methods and not by demanding it through intimidation, force, or physical abuse.

Are you ready to turn your "Crazy Canine" into A Clever Canine?

CLICK HERE to schedule training/behavior modification
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Or call
772-812-0222
for more information
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About the Trainer Anne with her dogs Tanner & Jackson.
Anne Pantall is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with over 23 years of training and teaching experience. She is passionately committed to using only positive, humane, scientifically-sound training practices based on learning theory and understanding of canine behavior.

An animal lover all her life, Anne's involvement in dog training began in 1991 when she took her Basset Hound, Ziggy, to training classes offered by her local dog club in Punta Gorda, Florida. Anne went on to put an AKC Companion Dog title on Ziggy and earned a second Companion Dog title through World Wide Kennel Club. Ziggy was also 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 AKC Canine Good Citizen program into the club’s training program and was the evaluator for their first CGC test in June of 1995. That same year she also established one of South Florida’s very first Puppy Kindergarten classes. Anne served on the board of directors for most of the 17 years she was a club member and was their Training Director from September of 2006 until relocating to Gainesville, Fl in May of 2008.

During her time in Gainesville, in addition to her training business, Anne was the training instructor for  Alachua County Animal Services "Paws on Parole," prison based shelter dog training program from the time of its inception in March of 2009 until her move to Stuart in January of 2013.

She is now a training instructor for Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans
working with rescued dogs in training to become service dogs or emotional support dogs for disabled veterans through their Train the Trainer program held at the Martin Correctional Institution.

In addition to doing private training and behavior consulting, Anne has taught Puppy Kindergarten, Basic & Advanced Manners, Clicker, Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Obedience, Tricks and 4-H classes throughout the years and has shown and titled in AKC, UKC, and WWKC Obedience and Conformation. She has also participated in tracking and hunting tests with her dogs and has several hunting titles on her PBGV, Tanner.
 
Robby, Jackson & Toby 
Waiting Politely for a Treat!
Paws on Parole dog Radar (now Bailey) does a
little schmoozing during the Canine Good Citizen test
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From our Clients... 
   "Anne addressed our concerns and was attentive to our needs. Before we met Anne, Gunther seemed to ‘walk us’, now we happily take him for a walk.  Anne worked with Gunther on general obedience and even some service dog training.  Her skills and direction were exactly what we needed to modify some unwanted behavior while at the same time expand his good behavior.  Anne’s focus wasn’t just on training our dog, but teaching us as owners how to get what we wanted from Gunther as a family pet and service animal."
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  "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."
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    "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!!"
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   "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."
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Training Tip
 Hand 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 broth or warm water to the mix (about 1/8 cup liquid for every cup of food).
    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 throughout the day to reward behaviors that you would like the dog to repeat. Put evening ration of kibble mixture into food dispensing toys.
    Prepare to be amazed by the changes in your dogs behavior and in your relationship!
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In Memory of Ziggy
Bad Boy Ziggy Lo-Ryder CD, WWKCCD,
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Certified Therapy Dog
July 14, 1991 ~ March 18, 2001
 
Looking for a Dog Trainer in the Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound or Palm City areas?
We offer Private Training, Behavior Modification and Group Training Classes for your Adult Dog or Puppy.

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