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.




A Happy Chicago Dog Training Client in Hinsdale.
See the video.
Ami The Chicago Dog Whisperer
“Hi Ami!
Sorry it’s been so long since we last contacted you.
It was so nice to hear from you! Bailey is doing exceptionally well!  She acts like a normal Golden now, smiling and wagging her tail. She sleeps at the foot of our bed on her pillow, and this seemed to alleviate some of the separation anxiety-no more clawing the wall!
We were so confident, we actually got our walls fixed. Thank you for all you did for us (and Bailey); you are truly a godsend, and I don’t say this lightly. Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year! Love~Carol and Eric in Hinsdale

Chicago Dogs:Dancing Dog

Ami Moore The Chicago Dog Whisperer, says “This is the ultimate ideal in the dog + human relationship. Bonded and equal.”
Chicago Dancing Dogs

The Alphatude Attitude

Your Dog Wants You To Lead Reviewed By Kathryn Marcinak HHP, BA, C-PT
Faculty Member of Global College of Natural Medicine

Ami Moore, an expert of the dog’s role in our modern lives, is a Canine Behaviorist, Credentialed Teacher and Adult Education Specialist, a Court Appointed Expert Witness for Dog Aggression, a Nationally Certified Occupational Therapist, a WANT Institute Certified Personal Relationship Coach, a Native American Medicine Women and Energetic Healer in addition to being the author of Alphatude Attitude.

In her book, Moore asks the reader to take a deeper look at themselves and the emotions or attitude that they are bringing to the table in relation to their “problem” dog. She helps you improve your relationship with describing five elements, alphatude, amiability, activity, affection, and the dog. Not only are all of these concepts addressed in detail, but also the most important concepts in each chapter is summarized concisely to stress their importance.

Another great feature of this book is the appendix full of wonderful information ranging from All About Modern Dog Training to Modern Dog Professionals.

Anyone planning on adding a new dog or puppy to their household must read section six titled Finding The Fifth Element Your New Dog. This section not only can help you decide what type of dog might fit best with your lifestyle, but also how to decipher the difference between a good dog breeder and a poor one. In addition, if you are looking to adopt a dog from a rescue or shelter, Moore also guides you through that process.

While this book might be geared to people having problems with their dogs, I believe that anyone with a dog would benefit from reading this book to enrich their relationship with his or her dog.

4 Million Dog Bites In The United States Every Year

Each year in America there are approximately 4 million dog bites: 800,000 of these bites happen to children 14 years and younger. Dog training expert, Eric Letendre, of Westport, MA says that one of the main causes of aggression in dogs are the training methods used by the majority of dog trainers.

In his new book, “The Amazing Dog Training Man,” Eric tells the story of how a frustrated and confused dog owner learned how to train his dog using positive methods. “The over use of choke chains, prong collars, and shock collars has greatly contributed to the amount of dog bites that occur every year in the United States,” said Letendre. “If we want to lower the number of dog bites, we need to take a completely different approach to the way we interact with our dogs. With an estimated 79 million dog owners in the United States, we need to take steps now more than ever,” added Letendre. In the book, “The Amazing Dog Training Man,” Eric explains that there are five steps everyone who owns a dog can take to become a good dog owner: 1. Start training early; the earlier the better. 2. Socialize young puppies. The more they are exposed to as a puppy, the more stable they will be as an adult. 3. Use positive training methods.

Negative training methods have detrimental side effects which can contribute to aggressive behavior. 4. Become a leader to your dog. Dogs need and respond to leadership. 5. Exercise your dog. Letendre states that 75% of problem behavior can be eliminated by proper exercise. You can read the first three chapters of Eric Letendre’s new book at the website

A Goldmine of Free Dog Training Information Launched in a Full-Scale Attack on Euthanasia Rates and Family Heartbreak

Every day, thousands of pet owners are heartbroken when they “get rid of” their dog due to behavior problems. Even worse, many of these pets eventually become euthanized after they’ve been passed from home to home, or if they’re not adopted from animal shelters in time to save them.

Knowing that many of these issues could have been avoided if humans were more educated about preventing or alleviating behavior problems, Lori Verni, a Certified Master Trainer and owner of Best Paw Forward Dog Education has created an educational website called Including a huge library of articles people can read for free and many other resources, her goal is for people to educate themselves and their pets in a full-scale attack on euthanasia rates and family heartbreak.

Simultaneously, she has also published her book, “Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies & Adult Dogs.” We all know that puppies require house-training, but there are significant numbers of adult dog owners who suffer with housebreaking problems too. Based upon her 10+ years of experience training family pets, Lori Verni has addressed literally every common and obscure house training dilemma faced by pet owners.

The book is available for purchase at Bookstores can purchase it wholesale through Ingram’s or Books in Print. The ISBN# is: 1-4116-3153-6. Bulk discounts are also available at

Lori Verni is available for interviews of every kind. She is professional, well-spoken, and comfortable speaking in front of an audience due to her experience as a seminar lecturer on dog behavior.

For more details or to receive a complete press kit, please contact Lori Verni. The full press kit is also available in the media section of

Click for Joy! named top dog training book of 2003.

Which book is top dog? Click for Joy! named top dog training book of 2003.

Which book should you get to train that new puppy or grown dog? Click for Joy!, by Melissa Alexander(Sunshine Books,2003),took home this year’s coveted Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America for best book on dog behavior and training.

Click for Joy! explains, in an easy-to-use question and answer format how to create a positive relationship with your dog using the power of clicker training – a powerful, all-positive behavioral system popularized by behavioral biologist and animal trainer Karen Pryor.

The award was given out in Manhattan at the annual award dinner the evening before the famed Westminster Dog Show. In addition to the Maxwell Award, Click for Joy! also took home the DWAA’s special award for best training and behavior publication in any bound form.

Ms. Alexander, who lives is Seattle, said “I’m floating on air. I used to read the DWAA winners list every year and dream of being part of it. I’m so glad Click for Joy! got me there.”

Karen Pryor, CEO of the publisher Sunshine Books/KPCT, added “We are so proud of Melissa and her wonderful book. The smart design and the wide range of questions and answers makes it the ideal resource for people with puppies or grown dogs. We are thrilled at this recognition from the Dog Writers Association of America.”

To buy the book online, all 1-800-472-5425 or visit or; off-line visit select PETsMART stores and other fine pet stores.

To learn more about clicker training, get more information on the author, see the table of contents or selected excerpts, visit or call 1-800-472-5425