Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ami Moore The Chicago Dog Coach Shows Support For The Human-Animal Bond

Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach, recently participated in the Bodhi Spiritual Center’s 2nd Annual Pet Blessing and Pet Memorial, facilitated by the Animal Ministry in the Connection Cafe in Chicago IL. She strongly supports the Bodhi’s 3rd Annual Pet Blessing and Pet Memorial in the Fall of 2010 and encourages all Chicago area dog owners to attend

Science has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that human interaction with animals makes us happier, healthier and gentler with other people. By encouraging a spiritual connection with the animals in our lives we can honor the wild animals that need our help to survive.

”You needn’t look far," stated Ms. Moore, "for information on the importance of honoring our bond with animals. You have to go beyond the Dog Whisperer and get into the dog’s soul, as I teach in my book, The Alphatude Attitude.

At the Bodhi's 3rd Annual Pet Blessing and Pet Memorial event, people will come together to celebrate the lives of the animals who have touched their own lives with music, videos, pictures and stories. Tears, joy and heartfelt celebration of the lives of dogs and cats that make human lives whole will fill the room.

“Even the greatest vet schools in America," continued Ms. Moore, "Harvard, Cornell, Purdue and others are studying the benefits that we get when we allow well behaved animals into our heart. The Human-Animal Bond is the dynamic relationship between people and animals in that each influences the psychological and physiological state of the other. Human-animal interaction has profound physiological consequences. People, in the contact with animals experience a decrease in blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and a general feeling of well being. By observing the behavior of animals, children learn to be more nurturing and perhaps better parents to their own children. The therapeutic value of animals for socially isolated individuals in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, and prisons has been documented. People in the presence of animals are often perceived to be more happy and healthy.”

”The important caveat is that the dog, cat or horse has to well-bred and well-behaved for dog owners to get the benefits. If the dog is hyper, fearful or aggressive, people don’t get the benefits.”

Ami Moore is widely recognized as one of America’s leading dog training masters. She has dovetailed her love of learning, her coaching skills and her love of dogs into the creation of a vibrant company that has enabled her to create harmony between homeowners and dogs in homes all over America. With over 20 years of experience in the field she invests a tremendous amount of time giving back to the community. As a dog trainer, personal coach and therapist, she assists non-profit organizations in creating and implementing therapy/service dog programs in schools, churches, community centers, prisons and other businesses.

"In my book, 'The Alphatude Attitude'", continued Ms. Moore, "I talk about how the human component, particularly the feelings of fear, anger and frustration, influence a dog's behavior. The human learning to control their emotions is an important part of this process. I always tell my clients that their dogs need leadership more than love. ‘Alphatude’ is the leadership attitude expressed in a way that the dog understands. Dogs don’t really understand abstractions like words or emotions. Dogs understand concrete communication: tone, body language and facial expression.”

Ami Moore has been featured in numerous industry publications, magazines and newspapers across the country. She writes as the Chicago Dog Training Expert for Examiner.com. She is available for interview and speaking engagements. She can be reached by email at chicagodogcoach@gmail.com. More information is available at the company’s website. The Alphatude Attitude is available at the AuthorHouse website listed below.


Ami Moore, BS, COTA, CMT, CMVT, is a Credentialed Teacher and Adult Education Specialist, a Court Appointed Expert Witness for Dog Aggression, a Canine Behaviorist, a Nationally Certified Occupational Therapist, a WANT Institute Certified Personal Relationship Coach, a Native American Medicine Woman and Energetic Healer and is the author of Alphatude Attitude.

Ms. Moore has studied the role of the dog in modern life on five continents and in many different cultures which has given her an unique perspective on dog human relationships. She is a graduate of three highly rated dog training schools. She is skilled in three dog training methods: traditional training, clicker training and dog-friendly positive reinforcement electric collar training techniques. She has titled dogs in sports that require off-leash precision and reliability and has trained Service Dogs for adults and children with a wide variety of disabilities. Ms. Moore is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and The National Institute of Canine Experts (NICE). Ms. Moore also writes as The Chicago Dog Training Expert at Examiner.com.


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Chicago IL 60606