CHICAGO DOG TRAINING TESTIMONIAL: NO MORE DOG AGGRESSION

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.

 

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?

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Aggressive Chicago Dogs: Why Do Dogs Bite

 

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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.

Rehabilitating the Chicago Dog Aggression

“Rehabilitating aggressive dogs is the hardest part of my job,” shares Ami The Memphis Dog Coach. Aggressive dogs can be rewarding as well as very challenging. I find that rescue dogs and shelter dogs are often adopted by people that are not prepared for the difficulty of rehabilitating and aggressive dog. Luckily, I have an almost perfect rehabilitation rate.   Here is a heartwarming story of two aggressive Chicago shelter dogs that are now loving members of their family.


 

 

 

Chicago Dog Training: The Aggressive Dog

“Rehabilitating aggressive dogs is very difficult but it can be done. It can be done in your home as long as you can create an environment that reduces your dog’s stress”, says The Memphis Dog Coach. Here are three important points to creating the boot camp experience in your home.

• Your dog needs to live on your terms in your home.

From this point on, your dog needs to live in your home on your human terms, not his dog terms. Don’t think of this as taking anything away, instead think of this as adding good manners to  your dog.

• Create a “chicago dog boot camp” environment for your dog in your home.

When people go into alcohol or drug rehabilitation settings  for inappropriate behavior, they temporarily lose certain privileges. This is not done to punish them or to cause them pain, but to create a more simple, structured existence so they can devote time and energy to healing. This strategy works for aggressive dogs as well.

• Redefine  “affection” for and with your dog

Dogs don’t hug and kiss each other. Dog affection is created via movement and games. So while your dog is in boot camp, when you  have the urge to hug or kiss your dog–go on a walk!

Chicago Dog Boot Camp Rehab

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.”

Does Your Dog Love You More Than Another Dog?

“Based upon the research that I have seen”, states Ami The Chicago Dog Whisperer, “even when dogs are sheltered for a long period of time they can create new and more balanced bonds in a new home if the human is calm, dominant and structured.”  I advise my Chicago dog training clients to create a very structured environment for the first 30 days of a shelter or rescue dogs residence in their home so that they can easily comfort the dog if she experiences stress.

“If we are to draw any comparison between dogs and wolves based on this research, it would be to note that dogs, like wolves, do have territories, at least in the sense that they feel most comfortable when they are in familiar places. We know that in the wild, wolves can move to new places without any rise in their stress levels, as long as they are in the company of members of their pack. The same is true of dogs, however it appears that the most significant pack member is likely to be a human (usually the dog’s owner) and not another individual of its own species. For most dogs their owner has been a constant feature in their lives since they were puppies. It appears that we not only bred dogs to accept dogs and humans as relevant social partners, but to view humans as being more significant socially than other canines.I”

 

Is Your Dog Suffering from Dry Skin This Chicago Winter

Dogs experience discomfort  every winter because of the dryness of their fur and skin. The cold, dry air of winter can give your dog flaky, rough, painful skin. This in turn can lead to everything from a  coat full of dandruff to  obsessive scratching and even hot spots or skin lesions. These types of constant pain can increase your dog’s aggressive nature.

Your dog doesn’t have to suffer just because of the cold, dry winter weather. Stop winter skin and coat problems in its tracks by taking some time to prepare your dog’s body for the season. Today I’d like to share some dog friendly tips that can help alleviate these symptoms.

The major factor in irritated dog skin is dry winter air. As soon as temperatures start dropping, a humidifier  in your home can help prevent symptoms that lead to dry skin.  The next thing to do is to make sure that your dog has access to fish oil tablets that will help heal skin from the inside.

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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.