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Is your dog predisposed to Separation Anxiety?

Will your dog likely develop Anxiety when home alone? If you suspect your dog is suffering from a form of Separation Anxiety, contact your vet, as many of the symptoms can also be medical in nature. Your vet may include a complete blood cell count, biochemistry, thyroid test, and urinalysis to gather more information on what may be causing some of your dogs behavior changes. So, what are the signs you should look for?   Is your dog slightly environmentally insecure or worried in new places? Does your dog hesitate when walking down some streets or new parks? Do her...

Why Does My Dog Respond That Way?

“Why” your dog may not be able to change her behavior like other dogs… Have you attended a dog training class, maybe a Leash Lunger or Reactive Dog Class?  You see other dogs in class improving, but your dog continues to scan the environment instead of looking at you. Where I Start… When a client brings me a dog, I begin with identifying who the dog is prior to setting any expectations. Each dog is an individual, and will show you how they will respond if you know what to look for. I will share a recent consultation with...

Dog Bite Prevention

As a dog trainer, I often work with dogs who have bitten people, yet I am  able to hand feed and often begin body handling them without getting bitten myself.  Since dog bite prevention is a critical focus of my reward-based dog training, I will share some simple techniques to reduce your chances of being bit by a dog. Learn to read dog body language: If the dog is facing you, look for signs he is calm and relaxed. These would include a loose body (free of tension), open mouth, relaxed ears, soft blinking eyes, relaxed neutral tail and ears. These are...

As President of Canine Behavior Counseling I am dedicated to helping dog owners with new puppies or those with problem dogs. Dogs that are overly aroused, anxious, fearful, dog aggressive, human directed aggressive, dominant, or simply undisciplined are those that I can help using a Positive Approach. My training programs encompass group classes, and personalized one-to-one counseling. I seek to achieve a balanced state of mind and a healthy relationship between the dog and its owners. It is important for dog owners to understand their dogs emotional needs as behaviors are a response to how the dog feels. By providing the proper information and training, the relationship between dog and owner will be a happy and balanced one.

Thank you for visiting my dog training site, if you are interested in learning how to modify your dogs behavior or understanding why your dog’s behavior has changed contact Judy Moore!

Best regards,

Judy Moore, 
BS, ACDBC, CPDT-KA, TDI

207-232-5007