Thursday, October 16, 2014

National Hug Your Hound Day Created By Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach

The holiday was created to increase the bond between dogs and dog owners and to help owners see the world as dogs see it

Nationally recognized dog expert Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach, has declared the 2nd Sunday in September 'National Hug Your Hound Day'. The holiday was created to increase the bond between dogs and their owners and to help dog owners see the world as dogs see it. Moore was the focus of an article written for 'The Dog Blog', by Jen Reeder, award winning pet writer.

"National Hug Your Hound Day," Moore stated, "is celebrated annually on the 2nd Sunday in September.  This day is dedicated to celebrating the bond between you and your dog.  National Hug Your Hound Day is about truly observing your dog (from their point of view) in their environment and everyday life and for just one day to see the word as your dog sees it.  As you celebrate your beloved dog , remember that today is about keeping our dog’s healthy, happy and safe at home and in our hearts."

Ami Moore's desire is to make America more 'pup friendly', as it is in Europe.  She would like for our dogs to be accepted in more places, especially public ones such as taxis, malls and restaurants and to appreciate the companionship our dogs give us and the value of it, both emotionally and physically.

How can we make America more 'pup friendly'? In the Dog Blog piece, Moore's advice is to " . . .take your dog everywhere you can. In most states, the way the law is written, you can take your dog anywhere as long as food is not being served. Have people hug your dog. Say, ‘Would you like to pet my dog? You can hug him – give him a treat.’ It’s a holiday to bring dogs to people who might not have them in their lives.”

"Spend a little extra time with your dog, get down to their level and make sure their environment and the places you take them are warm, comforting, inviting and safe.  Oh yeah, and give your hound a hug."

The Chicago 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 at

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 at 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


Ami Moore, dog trainer, dog behaviorist, a Court Appointed Expert Witness for Dog Aggression, a Canine Behaviorist, 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 a 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 dogfriendly 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). Ms. Moore also writes as The Chicago Dog Training Expert at


The Chicago Dog Coach
Attn: A. Moore
910 W. Van Buren #242
Chicago IL, 60606