Judy Moore has been the owner of Canine Behavior Counseling, LLC since 2007.
She was the first Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants in Southern, Maine.
She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
Judy is also, a National Trainer for Pets for Vets, Inc. and the Head Trainer for the Portland, Maine PfV Chapter.
Judy specializes in individual private behavior modification consultations. She is recommended by more than 25 veterinarians, and has volunteered countless hours to many rescue groups in the area. She has been training dogs professionally for over 12 years.
I am fortunate to be a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, using positive reinforcement techniques, to change dogs behavior. I have learned over the years that I am able to relate well with both people and animals, and it has become my mission to share that skill in bettering the lives of both.
My animal-loving and training background began as a child growing up on a small Quarter Horse Farm in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the seventh child of eight my beloved parents, Martha and Fran Rapp demonstrated unconditional love for unwanted pets. I was surrounded and cared for by all sorts of animals. But, growing up on a horse farm meant the primary work was in caring for the horses. I not only cared for registered Quarter Horses, I trained them using Natural Horsemanship methods and competed at the highest levels in AQHA shows and competitions throughout the country for over 20 years. Of course, dogs were always at my side and I volunteered time supporting my mother’s efforts at the local Animal Shelter, where she was President. The “problem” dogs that were otherwise hard to find homes for found their way to our house. That’s how I recognized my gift for training dogs, developed my understanding of their behavior, and reapplied the approach of positive reinforcement I utilized effectively raising and training horses.
Understanding and relating well to animals is only half the equation! I also work well with people, and have made a “second” career as a school teacher, State D licensed soccer coach, and mom to my three children — who are also growing up too fast, but fortunately have the same love of animals that I do!
I’m busy, and I absolutely love what I do. If you have a “problem” dog, or simply want to understand your dog’s temperament traits better and want to improve the relationship you have with your dog, contact me, as I welcome the opportunity to help. There is nothing that gives me greater joy!”