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DogNostics Faculty

Angelica Steinker

Industry Qualifications

The Pet Professional Accreditation Board
  • PCBC-A Professional Canine Behavior Consultant – Accredited

Learning About Dogs

  • Competency Assessment Program  CAP 2 
  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

  • M.Ed.  
Current Industry Roles
  • Faculty DogNostics Career Center
  • President Courteous Canine & The DogSmith Tampa
  • Founding Member and Steering Committee Member for The Pet Professional Guild.

    Publications & Speaking Venues

    • Published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior
    • Published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior
    • Advisory Board and instructs at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute
    • Published in the APDT Chronicle of the Dog Professional Publication
    • Author of Agility Success: Training and Competing with Your Dog in the Winning Zone
    • Author of Click and Play Agility
    • Event speaker at Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, BARK Agility Camp, and Karen Pryor's Clicker Expo.

    Angelica is a published author in the field of behavior and agility. Her books, Agility Success: Training and Competing with Your Dog in the Winning Zone and Click and Play Agility, address the handler of the agility team and the use of clicker training techniques in the sport respectively, and emphasize the importance of playing and bonding in order to train agility behaviors to the highest level. Angelica sees agility and other dog sports are a barometer of a dog's life enabling her to assess the dog's quality of life and leveraging dog sport behaviors to make necessary shifts to ultimately bring more joy and fun to dog and owners lives. 

    She is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild and was a d a founding member of this cutting edge association for science-based trainers and animal professionals. 

    Angelica has also been published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, both of which are peer-reviewed professional journals. She has been published in the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Chronicle of the Dog Newsletter, Dog & Handler, Animal Trainer Magazine, Dog Sport Magazine, Dalmatian Quarterly, and Clean Run, the dog agility magazine. She is currently working on a book that addresses the modification of the behavior of aggressive dogs. 

    Angelica Steinker is also the owner of Courteous Canine, Inc, The DogSmith of Tampa  the #1 Dog Training School in the area.  The school specializes in  in Obedience, Manners, Agility, Dog Dock Jumping, Lure Coursing, Fun Scent Games & and many other activities.

    Sample of the  Testimonials

    “Angelica is one of my all-time favorite trainers.  Crafty, patient, humane and, most of all, devoted to making training fun for both the humans and the dogs.” 

    ~Jean Donaldson, World-Renowned Dog Trainer

    Author of “Culture Clash”

    “Angelica Steinker and her company, Courteous Canine, are leaders in the field of modern dog training, using positive methods based in the science of behavior and learning - the only training approach used in the 21st century by qualified professional trainers.”

    ~Pat Miller, CPDT-KA, CDBC
    Peaceable Paws LLC, Fairplay, MD

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