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Fine-tuned Canines, LLC
4131 6th AVE SE Naples, FL 34117 US
FINE-TUNED CANINES, LLC - Naples Florida and Fort Myers Florida dog training & dog psychology
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FINE-TUNED CANINES: Naples Florida Dog Training and Canine Behavior/Dog Psychology Counseling Services - serving Collier County (Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel Island, Florida) and Lee County (Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs, Florida) Naples Florida professional dog trainer and dog behaviorist, Collier County dog trainer and dog behaviorist
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Lexi Hayden is a proud Professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)

IACP is the only organization for canine professionals recommended by Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer.

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Lexi has extensive knowledge and expertise in various area of dog training and dog behavior/psychology.

Here are some of the areas Lexi Hayden, Fine-tuned Canines' founder, has studied thoroughly:

  • Learning Theory: how dogs learn, the science behind how dogs learn, the evolution of learning theory, classical and operant conditioning, the application of psychological principles to animal training
  • The essentials of bite prevention, identifying and dealing with biting behavior, applying  techniques learned to correctly approach an unfamiliar dog, familiarity with how dog posture and human posture affect the behavior of a dog and application of this knowledge when working with dogs and their owners, defensive and safety handling techniques for bite prevention when working with dogs
  • Understanding and Using Obedience Techniques; the types and uses of obedience training techniques
  • Advanced Training Methods and Practical Applications
  • Conducting Effective Private and Group Dog Training Classes
  • Aggression Awareness, different types of and treatments for dog aggression, identifying different mixes of aggression, including dominance, fear, dog-to-dog, predatory, territorial, maternal, and possession, evaluating and making recommendations for the treatment protocols for aggression
  • Advanced behavior modifications, solutions and prevention of complex behavior problems (working a dog through separation anxiety, handling a dog’s fears and phobias, slowing down hyperactivity in a dog, providing recommendations for introducing a new baby to the resident dog)
  • Canine healthcare and well-being, performing basic canine first aid, recommending to pet owners the benefits of canine massage, the importance of conditioning for canine athletes
  • The evolution and origin of the dog
  • Developmental stages from puppy to adulthood
  • Canine sensory abilities
  • Creating a fulfilled life for the dog and its owner
  • Canine Body Language
  • How dogs communicate
  • Canine social skills with humans and other dogs and animals
  • Dog learning capabilities and learning theory as it pertains to dogs
  • Understanding and Applying Training Equipment
  • Clicker Training
  • Advanced Clicker Training/Marker Signals
  • Dog breeds knowledge
  • Stages of Puppy Development
  • Puppy ownership: including preparing the home, puppy imprinting and socialization, developing a plan for preparing a home for a puppy’s arrival, proper puppy socialization techniques, proper potty and crate training techniques, proper puppy obedience training techniques, adolescent puppy growth and behavior.
  • Problem Prevention and Solutions to some common dog behavioral problems: jumping up, digging, excessive barking/vocalizing, chewing and destructive behaviors, etc.
  • Essential Pet Care and Grooming
  • Canine Performance: agility, gun dogs, lure coursing, schutzhund, fly ball, flying disc, ring sport, go to ground, freestyle obedience, and AKC/UKC competitive obedience, AKC's Canine Good Citizen test, working dog categories, different types of assistance and therapy dogs, police service, search and rescue, herding, tracking, scent detection, therapy dogs, service dogs, guide dogs, assistance dogs, and hearing dogs