is so out of control?
to walk your pooch in
public because the pulling
lunging and barking
has gotten so bad?
Or just want to teach your favorite fur-kid some basic training and manners.
Whichever the case - A Clever Canine is here to help. 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 the understanding of canine behavior.
We do not use shock collars, choke chains or pinch/prong collars. We do not use any training
methods based on force, fear, pain, or intimidation. In fact, most of our training can be done off leash!
Are you ready to turn your "Crazy Canine" into
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How Dogs Learn
All dog trainers are not created equal.
Here is some very Important information
to know when Choosing a Dog Trainer
The Science behind Positive Dog Training
What's it all About?
Thinking about trying a shock collar?
Please Read This Before You Decide.
Who's Walking Who?
Loose Leash Walking Made Easy
And finally... You can find lots more training
info and videos available on other websites
on our "LINKS" page.
Training Tip ~ Hand Feeding
Put your Training on the "Fast Track"
To do this - mix up a few days’ worth of your dogs dry food 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 1/2 ounce per cup of food). Put it all in a large zip lock bag or sealable container and store in frig. The dry food will soften slightly and pick up all those yummy flavors of the goodies you’ve added.
Put your dog's morning ration of the food mixture into a treat bag and hand feed a few pieces at a time throughout the day to reward behaviors that you would like the dog to repeat. Evening ration of food mixture can be put into food dispensing toys.
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 moving from the area in January of 2013.
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.
Bad Boy Ziggy Lo-Ryder CD, WWKCCD,
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Certified Therapy Dog
July 14, 1991 ~ March 18, 2001
In Memory of Jackson, CGC
September 1, 2003 ~ October 7, 2014