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Canine Communication for the Pet Care Provider Presented by Angelica Steinker

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Recorded


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Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

(One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

Canine Communication for the Pet Care Provider

Presented by Angelica Steinker


This presentation will focus on learning the language of dogs, understanding the canine social behavior and communication system, recognizing distance increasing and distance decreasing behaviors, and understanding social communication to be a behavior. It will also discuss affiliate and agonistic communication, and passive and active appeasement behaviors. 

Webinar Objectives

  • Correctly identify distance increasing behaviors and distance decreasing behaviors.
  • Correctly identify conflicted behaviors and signs of stress.
  • Correctly identify signs of joy and understand consent testing.
  • Understand preference testing and how to create a customized ethogram. 

About the Presenter

For more than 16 years, Angelica Steinker, president and founder of Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa, Florida has specialized in dog training methods that create “results the fun way.” using empowerment training and emotional learning techniques, Steinker and her team of trainers have successfully trained thousands of puppies and adult dogs in basic manners/obedience, trick training, problem behavior change, agility, dock jumping and other skills, all while increasing the bond of trust between dogs and their human companions. 

Steinker is also a published author. 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. She is on the steering committee and education committee of the Pet Professional Guild as well as a founding member. In addition, she is director of training for The DogSmith in Tampa and the co-founder of DogNostics Career College a pet care, dog training and dog behavior trade school.

Steinker has a Master’s in education, which has served as the foundation for her continued certifications in dog behavior consulting and her extensive understanding of emotional learning, operant and respondent conditioning.

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