Dog Training and Health: Stop Taxing Dog Owners for Loving Their Dogs

Your Dog Wants You To Lead

The Memphis Dog Coach says it is all about the relationship

Ami Moore,  the Memphis Dog Coach, one of the nation’s top dog training experts believes it is urgent to discuss the topic of dog and cat licensing in America. Many dogs in the US go unlicensed. Ami Moore questions if that can create serious problems for both dogs and dog owners. Why don’t more Angelenos license their dogs_ _ Which Way L.A

Dog Training Chicago: Are Dog Licenses A Tax on Love?

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Ami Moore, The Memphis Dog Coach, says dog licenses are a unfair tax on people who own dogs.   In many areas there is a surcharge added if your dog is intact even though it has been proven that keeping your dog intact helps your dog lead a healthier life. In this press release Ami Moore the Memphis Dog Coach is quoted in a Major Los Angeles  publication


Ami Moore, The Memphis Dog Coach, Strongly Urges Dog and Cat Owners to Avoid Licensing Their Pets In The United States

Moore, one of the nation’s top dog training experts believes it is urgent to discuss the topic of dog and cat licensing in America. Many dogs in the US go unlicensed. Ami Moore questions if that can create serious problems for both dogs and dog owners

[ Chicago IL – October 9, 2014 ]  A recent article on the KCRW website in Los Angeles addressed the problem of unlicensed dogs in the LA area. The professed benefits of licensing pet dogs and cats are to provide the means to reunite owners with lost pets, help curb disease and reduce stray pet populations. Ami Moore, a Chicago dog training expert widely known as ‘The Memphis Dog Coach’, believes this issue may be looked at in another way.

“I believe that mandatory licensing of dogs is an unfair tax on dog lovers. I do not believe that the government has the right to make you pay a tax for owning a dog or cat. Another occurrence that I see is that cities will make you pay an increased fee if your dog or cat is intact, yet current research shows that dogs that are left intact, the way Nature intended, live longer, are healthier and have greater resistance against cancer and glandular diseases,” says Ami the Memphis Dog Coach. “I think the government needs to stay out of my pocketbook and out of my dogs panties.”

“I am also against penalties for vets if the don’t release the names of dog owners and their dogs to governments. I believe that what happens between a vet and a dog owner is private and the medical professional cannot and should not be compelled to give lists of client’s names to the government.”

“I am sick of the current ‘Nanny-State’ mindset of our country where every act of personal freedom and pleasure is controlled and taxed. If people want to donate to shelter and rescues, then let them do that instead of paying a tax on their pet. I have not seen any evidence that licensing contributes in better health or welfare of either owned dogs or dogs in pounds or shelters.”

The Memphis Dog Coach, Ami Moore, CMT, CMVT is a leading expert in dog psychology. Her much acclaimed book, ‘The Alphatude Attitude’ was part of the curriculum at the Vancouver Island College Of Natural Wellness.

After attending three dog training schools Ami Moore started dog training in Chicago. She was awarded the Chicagoland Tails award for best dog trainer in Chicago and has been honored by various charities for her work with rehabilitating aggressive dogs. Ms. Moore also created the famous Guerrilla Group Obedience classes, and the ‘Fido Fat Camp’ concept so that loving pet owners could holistically increase their dog’s health and wellness with exercise, natural food and psychological rehabilitation techniques. Ami Moore offered one of the first Chicago dog yoga or Doga classes in the city of Chicago.

She developed a three-tiered dog training and dog behavior management system based upon Alphatude, Amiability and Activity to balance the mind and body of the Chicago urban dog and dog owner which is explained in detail in her book. ‘The Alphatude Attitude’ is available on her website

Ami Moore has been featured in numerous industry publications, magazines and newspapers across the country. She writes as the Chicago Dog Training Expert for She is available for interview and speaking engagements. She can be reached by email More information is available at the company’s website. The Alphatude Attitude is available at the AuthorHouse website listed below. She has been interviewed by a number of radio programs including The Authors Show and BBC Radio. Reviews of the book are available at and at

Your Dog Wants You To Lead

The Memphis Dog Coach says it is all about the relationship

Dog Health and Behavior: Does Your Dog Feel Bad When You Leave Him ALone?



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Ami The Memphis Dog Coach says that dogs react to energy, not emotions.

Dogs follow the energy of the leader for good results or bad results.  Here is a excerpt from an interview from the Boston Globe:

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Chicago Dog Trainer: The Dangers of Ticks

Ami, The Memphis Dog Coach, says “Summer is the worse time for ticks and ticks carry Lyme disease which affects dogs and people.”  Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can affect humans, dogs, cats and you. Its primary carrier is the deer tick  This, the tick can attach to a dog or human and transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Clinical signs include depression, swelling of the lymph nodes, loss of appetite and fever, as well as lameness and swollen, painful joints. Renal failure can also be a consequence of Lyme disease if it is not treated.


Are Protection Dogs Right For You?

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Choose A Protective Dog?


Protective Dogs are great for families living in Chicago that need extra security says Ami Moore, the Memphis Dog Coach.  Any criminal, even those who say they aren’t afraid of dogs  will think twice about breaking into a house with a “Beware of Dog” sign in the yard and the sounds of barking coming through the front door.

But you don’t need a Rottweiler or Doberman to add security to your home. A Yorkie isn’t very big or scary looking, but it barks and barks and barks and the last thing a burglar wants is something making noise while he’s trying to break in.

There’s a lot to consider if you’re thinking about a protective dog as part of your  Chicago home security plan. Learning what types of protection dogs are out there is the first step in choosing the right one for you. There are three types of protective dogs that The Memphis Dog Coach recommends that her clients consider:

1. The Alert Dog

2. The Guard Dog

3. The Attack Dog.

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York man’s new-found independence thanks to hearing dog

10:34am Friday 29th November 2013

By Victoria Prest

A YORK man is enjoying new-found independence thanks to the support from Bielby-based Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Robin Mills’s hearing dog, Spirit, has been trained with help from First TransPennine Express which boosts the charity’s programme by providing free railway passes for dogs and their handlers.

The hearing dogs are taught to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals including alarm clocks, doorbells, smoke alarms and fire bells, and help their owners navigate public places. Getting used to public transport is a crucial part of their training.

First TransPennine Express got involved with the charity five years ago and annually donates travel passes so trainers can introduce dogs to trains with no cost to the charity, and help them travel across the North of England.

For Robin, having his hearing dog means he can now go out confidently on his own, and strangers can easily see he is deaf when he has Spirit in her assistance dog coat by his side.

Now the charity is appealing for more people to become puppy socialisers.

Rebekah Barr is head of training at the Beatrice Wright Centre in Bielby. She said: “Our hearing dogs are highly trained to change the life of a deaf person, as not only do they alert to important sounds, they also provide increased confidence and independence.

“We are always looking for new volunteers in the local area, so whether you socialise a puppy, provide one of our dogs in training with bed and breakfast or join in one of our fundraising events, your support is invaluable to the charity.”

Each puppy spends about 18 months in training – the first year with a volunteer socialiser and the final 18 weeks at the centre in Bielby learning the specialised skills they need.

The team needs people to act as “B&B” volunteers — which means busy families or working people can look after one of the trainee hearing dogs at home on weeknights and weekends, but drop the dogs off at the Bielby centre every morning.

For details visit or phone 01844 348100.


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Dog Training in Chicago for Service Dogs



Chicago Dog Danger Signs: Calming Signals

Ami, The Memphis Dog Coach says, “I wanted to share a picture with you showing classic calming signals that a dog gives when he is NOT comfortable with a person or situation.”

Please note all four signs in these pictures indicating that the dog is NOT enjoying this situation:
1. Licking the lips
2. Showing the whites of his eyes
3. Panting when not overheated
4. Turning his head away.




Dog Assisted Reading Programs are helping children all over the world reading better. The Memphis Dog Coach says, “When dogs are part of a reading program children burn with a desire to read.”

Ami the Memphis Dog Coach helps create, manage and maintain dog-based reading programs all over Chicago. Please contact her if you wish to start a reading program in your private, public or charter school.



Chicago Therapy Dogs

Many of my clients want to do something more with their dogs. Some of those clients choose to train their dogs as therapy dogs to help disadvantage people all over Chicago. Here is a video of my client’s dogs sharing their love at one of Chicago’s best rehabilitation facilities,  Haymarket.