Tania Lanfer

Tania Lanfer is a professional dog trainer based in Oakland, California. She has been a FDSA enthusiast since its very beginning, and is passionate about developing kinder and effective ways to relate to our furry friends.

Tania began her career after a 6-month intensive internship at the San Francisco SPCA, where she worked as a shelter dog trainer. She also worked as an instructor at Ace Dog Sports. With her private business Cannon Dog Training, Tania has been helping clients with a holistic approach to dog training rooted in positive reinforcement methods. She enjoys problem-solving and creating effective solutions for obedience cases, puppy raising, children-dog dynamics, reactivity, aggression, resource guarding, fear, separation anxiety, crate training, among others.

Tania regularly attends courses, workshops, and seminars to further her knowledge of animal behavior and refine her training skills. Tania is currently active in several dog sports with her dog Pira, earning titles in Nose Work, Agility, and Barn Hunt. She has attended Bob Bailey’s Chicken Workshop, Dr. Susan Friedman’s LLA Professional Course, Trish King’s Canine Behavior Academy, Malena DeMartini’s CSAT Course, and many FDSA courses. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and is certified in Pet Tech CPR and First Aid.

Before switching to training dogs professionally, Tania was a full time composer and pianist. She received her Master of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, San Diego.

Tania’s workshops

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

August 11, 2019
Section 5: Present and Address Common Problem Behaviors
This workshop will explore the topic of dogs and babies! You will learn a specific set of skills to help new families navigate this exciting yet challenging time in their lives.

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

August 11, 2019

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

August 18, 2019
Section 5: Present and Address Common Problem Behaviors
This workshop picks up where Before Baby! left off and will explore the topic of dogs and babies successfully coexisting in the same household. You will learn how and when to start removing barriers, how to prevent babies and dogs from being magnetized to each other, and how to promote safe parallel play.

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

August 18, 2019

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

Sept. 22, 2019
Section 5: Present and Address Common Problem Behaviors
This workshop is all about counter surfing and a reinforcing way of training “leave it” without conflict. Let’s learn how to teach a robust alternative behavior so families can cook and enjoy their meals without a dog’s nose in their plates!

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

Sept. 22, 2019

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

October 20, 2019
Section 5: Present and Address Common Problem Behaviors
This workshop will give you skills for preventing and handling mild resource guarding cases. We are going to discuss not only a few prevention techniques that are easy to implement, but also more detailed training plans that can address mild cases of resource guarding.

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

October 20, 2019

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

Nov. 3, 2019
Section 8: Electives
This class goes over several types of dog training equipment available on the market. We will go over usage tips for each item, including their pros and cons, and discuss how to introduce them to dogs for the first time. We will also briefly examine ethical considerations regarding what’s best for humans versus what’s best for their dogs.

Instructor

Tania Lanfer

Scheduled

Nov. 3, 2019