Angelica has over 19 years of dog training experience, and specializes in: Aggression and anything that is difficult to train. She also has a passion for Agility, Rally Obedience, Fun Scent Games, Dock Jumping, Lure Coursing and Disc Dog . Angelica has a Master’s degree in Education which enabled her to work as a professional mental health counselor. Angelica used her education as a foundation to establish extensive knowledge in dog behavior and operant and respondent conditioning, the science of how animals and people learn. Angelica has testified as an expert witness in dog bite cases. Angelica is co-founder of at DogNostics Career College (www.DogNosticsELearning.com) which is an online dog trainer education school.
Angelica has written three books. The first one, Agility Success, was published by Clean Run Productions (www.CleanRun.com) and addresses the handler of the of the agility team. Her second book, is called Click and Play Agility, describes the use of clicker training techniques to teach your dog agility behaviors. This book emphasizes play and bonding while training agility behaviors to the highest level. The third book was coauthored with Niki Tudge and Louise Stapleton-Frappel provides a dictionary of behavior related terms.
Angelica’s articles have been published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, both peer reviewed journals. She has also been published in Barks from the Guild, the official publication of the Pet Professional Guild, the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Chronicle of the Dog Newsletter, Dog & Handler, Animal Trainer Magazine, Dog Sport Magazine, Dalmatian Quarterly, and in Clean Run, the dog agility magazine.
Angelica Steinker is endorsed by the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (http://www.associationofanimalbehaviorprofessionals.com/). She is also certified as a Dog Behavior Consultant through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board (www.credentialingboard.com), and International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. (www.IAABC.com)
Angelica is a former member of the Advisory Board and faculty at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute. (www. casinstitute.com) She is a founding member of and former the Steering Committee member and Education Committee of Pet Professional Guild.
Angelica shares her life with one Border Collies and two Papillions. Her dogs compete in Agility, Dock Jumping, Rally Obedience and Disc Dog.
She has presented seminars nationwide including at the famous Camp Gone (www.campgonetothedogs.com) to the Dogs in Vermont. She has also presented at the BARK Agility Camp, and at Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo. She has also presented on stimulus control and play at the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference. She has also presented popular webinars for the Pet Professional Guild (www.PetProfessionalGuild.com)
Angelica is interested in promoting humane training practices and increasing the dog and human bond.