Hi Ami,


How is everything going?  I have been waiting to contact you until the weather was getting nicer as our next session will be outside.  If you have any openings for the latter part of April on a Saturday that will be perfect.

I had tried to post a picture on your facebook page of Momo & Yuko waiting patiently for their food, but I kept getting an error.  Here’s the pic:


That’s steak and eggs in the bowls, a delectable treat that they are waiting to be allowed to eat.  Feeding time used to be a free for all with the dogs jumping on us and almost knocking us over when we put the bowls down.  Not any more, thanks to you.


Also, I wanted to let you know that we took the dogs over to visit our extended family on Easter (lots of people).  Our dogs are used to my mother’s large dog, but my sister was there with her young, very big dog.  We thought there might be some growling/aggression issues, so we brought a couple bottle bombs with us – just in case.  We kept our dogs on their leashes sitting next to me, and they were very good — one of my sisters even commented that they were very well behaved.  The young aggressive dog growled a few times & I would shake the bottle & growling would cease.  The dog kept her distance.  It was nice to be able to take our dogs somewhere that they didn’t act like fools.


Please let us know when we can get together next.


Three Easy Steps To Stop Aggressive Dog Behavior

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Preventing dog aggression by changing aggressive dog behavior




Aggressive dog behavior is a serious problem.  It is important to have several lines of defense in place to construct a dog that is balanced in energy, forgiving towards people and inhibits biting behavior when under stress.

The first aspect of the three easy steps to reduce dog aggression is to inhibit the instinct for biting, The dog must be actively taught to never bite people, no matter what the provocation or the temptation. Dogs must be trained to reduce the pressure of their bite with appropriate play so that they develop a “soft” mouth.

The second line of attack is to use obedience training to increase the dog’s knowledge of human words and to increase the owners ability to direct the dogs actions in a unusual situation.

Thirdly, there is dog psychology wherein the unbalanced temperament of the aggressive dog is rehabilitated so that the shy dog becomes calm, the fearful dog become bold and the hyper dog becomes centered.




Chicago Dog Aggression: The Shy Dog

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Aggressive Dog Chicago. Call the Memphis Dog Coach to help your dog heal.



Dogs that are uneasy with human closeness and abrupt (but normal human gestures) feel that they need to defend themselves or/and protect their possessions. This dog acts with fearsome aggression to keep people at a distance.

This need for defensive aggression stems from an underlying lack of confidence, trust and love of people. These quivering, nervous, anxious dogs will bite at the drop of a hat. These dogs have families that walk on eggshells in fear that one normal movement may set the dog off the charts.

These shy dogs tend to have a collection of people, places and things that they dislike such as: loud noises, men wearing glasses, mothers with strollers, toddling tots, tykes on trikes, fat people, black people, brown people, white people, people who smell of cigarettes, people that smell like alcohol and so on.  This is a dog that will bite when you grab its collar, or reach out to pat it’s head. This type of dog can be one of the most dangerous to own since in most cases they look soft and sweet–until they are triggered.







Normal Communication-Biting Dogs


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Chicago Dog Training With Ami The Dog Whisperer


Biting is Normal Dog Communication

Dogs use biting as part of their normal communication system. Dogs bite when they are approached, handled, touched, grabbed, hugged, kissed, restrained, surprised, when startled, when grumpy, when they feel shy or hurt; when protecting food, toys or space, cars houes, yards, crates, offspring, owners, when hyper, when playful and when aroused.

The three main reasons that dogs bite are:

1. The dog lacks confidence and feels that it must bite to protect its life,

2. The dog is over confident and knows that it must bite to maintain order,

3. The dog bites because it likes having a hobby, biting for this dog is fun and this dog uses biting to its own social advantage.  If you have a biting dogs into what section does your dog belong?














AGGRESSIVE DOGS CHICAGO: The Owner Supports Aggression


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Ami Moore The Memphis Dog Coach helps rehab aggressive dogs.


Owner Supported Dog Aggression

There are many dogs that are aggressive because they  have an aggressive personality that is encouraged by the dog owner.  “In these cases, the owner has a need to appear as if he or sometimes she is special in some way,” says The Memphis Dog Coach. “These are people who are very insecure themselves or people who like to bully and intimidate others.  I think that it  can be heartbreaking to find a situation where the dog is used as a weapon to control a spouse or child.”

Most of the dogs that are used in this scenario tend to have hyper and fearful personalities-they are insecure and lack confidence. This is a dog that is perfect for a Chicago dog boot camp behavior modification experience.  The nervous dog, this dog that is always growling, snapping, snarling or even biting is never a confident or high-ranking individual. These dogs are usually unbalanced, Beta-types that are very unsure of their position in the family dynamic.

Generally, this is a dog that is always issuing a long and loud protracted series of threatening growls, snarls or snaps at strangers or family members that it does not like. These dogs use aggressive displays to keep people at a distance so that they can feel better.  Generally, these dogs are also damaged in some manner for many of them  do not have the inclination or skill to socialise or be friendly.

Protracted threat displays are a sign of an unbalanced mind on the dog. This type of dog can be the most dangerous since this type does not bite to teach manners, this is a dog that bites to make people go away-and this is a dog that will keep biting until you move away or are killed.


Chicago Dog Aggression: When Dogs Bite?

Couple with Alphatude

Even Goldens can be aggressive is the humans don’t have Alphatude.


When Do Dogs Bite?

Most dogs bite in very predictable patterns and in very predictable situations. In most cases of aggression the owner has warning that the dog is uncomfortable or edge under specific circumstances and generally the owner takes steps to decrease agitating the dog. The problem is that this management strategy by the owner tends to increase te aggression of the dog and the dog often becomes more aggressive in many more situations.

Dogs bites tend to increase at two periods in a dog’s developmental cycle. The first period when dogs tend to bite is during the Early Adolescence Period (6-8 months) when the dog is exploring it’s status in the human-dog pack.

The second period of a dog’s life when aggression can become mor common is Early Maturity Period (2-3 years) when the dog’s puppy-playful attitude finally develops into the genetic maturity of the breed.  At this time, the dog’s aggressive behavior if suppressed will rebound at a higher and more frequent level than as a puppy.

Aggressive Chicago Dogs: Why Do Dogs Bite

Aggressive Dogs in Chicago Can Be Rehabbed

Why Do Dogs Bite?

Many times a dog’s aggression such as jumping, barking or biting is seen as the result of “instinct” or “bad breeding”.    “Well,” says Ami The Chicago Dog Whisperer, “When people blame their dog’s aggressive behavior on the dog’s instinct or past I know that the owner has given up on the dog emotionally. In my opinion aggressiveness is a personality trait that can be modified by balancing the dog and the humans.”

Aggressiveness does not appear by magic. The development of aggression is a complicated process in which several factors are involved such as: the home, the attitude of the owner and the energy level of the dog. The actions and reactions of other people and other dogs to the dog’s aggressive communication style reinforce a dog’s aggressive nature.  Just as it takes two to tango it takes two to tangle, dogs can’t be aggressive when the are alone. Aggression always needs another player on the stage.

Aggressive dogs are rarely cool, calm collected dogs in terms of their personality. In most cases, dogs that express aggressive behavior tend to fall into the nervous, anxious, fearful and hyper personality category.  These dogs tend to bite in highly specific situations so much so that the owners can click off each and every situation in which their dog would bite.

Is Your Dog Psychic?

Ami, The Memphis Dog Coach, says, “I think that when dogs are closely connected with you that they can closely anticipate your needs.”   This is born out in a study based in England. “The BBC report cuts to a piece about Rupert Sheldrake and his research with a dog named ‘Jaytee’. Several experiments were done with Jaytee in the early 1990′s. The dogs owner, Pam, would go out, and then at a random time, would travel home and the dog would seemingly know when Pam was on her way home and would wait at the window or door for her. This, it is claimed, suggests that the dog is somehow linked to its owner.”

As a professional Chicago dog trainer, I can share many stories of dogs that have exhibited paranormal abilities. Ami adds, “I think that this is a field that deserves more research.”

Dog Aggressive Chicago Dog Gets Rehab

This is the story of a very small but very powerful dog. This is a dog that had gone to three different dog training boot camps and despite the best efforts of the trainers, Nanook was aggressive to people, the dogs in the home and even his owner. Nanook is so aggressive that his owner has not been able to ever hug him. That is all changed due to the Dog Training Chicago, an expert in aggressive dog rehabilitation.

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