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Learn To Speak Dog! - A Full Certificate Program

Become proficient at understanding Canine Communication & Social Behavior 



Who is this program suitable for?

Pet Professionals, Dog Trainers, Dog Behavior Consultants, Be A Tree Presenters, Pet Hobbyists. 

Once you are registered you will have access to three, one hour webinars that are part one, two and three respectively. Each module has some additional reading for you to do. In part three you will be expected to pass an open-book multiple choice online test and submit two very short, 30 second videos regarding consent testing. 

Module one covers:

  • What is behavior?
  • Canine body language & social behavior
  • How to recognize distance increasing signals
  • How to recognize distance decreasing signals

Module two covers:

  • Active Appeasement
  • Passive Appeasement
  • Aggression
  • Greeting Rituals

Module three covers:

  • Stress & Alarm Signals
  • Canine Rivalry
  • Facial Expressions
  • Emotional Contagion



Your Program Presenter is Angelica Steinker 


PCBC-A, CAP2, CDBC, PDBC

Angelica has a Master’s degree in Education, which has served as the foundation for her certifications, ability to communicate with people, and understanding of dog behavior. She enjoys learning about operant and respondent conditioning, at the highest level. Her special interests are aggression, dogs that are difficult to train and problem solving.

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

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.

Angelica is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild and a founding member of this cutting edge association for science-based trainers and animal professionals. Angelica is also the Director of Training for the national licensing group The DogSmithShe is a  faculty member at DogNostics Career Center  and intensely enjoys mentoring future Pet Care Technicians, Dog Trainers and Dog Behavior Consultants. 


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