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My Dog Barks and Jumps on Me!

Dog training is a process of shaping behaviors that are wanted by the human.  With that in mind, why do so many of us reward unwanted behaviors?  I have met many dogs who are still offering bad behaviors even at 2 or 3 years of age.   I believe it is because many humans do not understand what is rewarding to their dog. For example:  Is your dog a problem jumper?   Consider if your dog ever jumps and you say “off” or push his feet off of you, then he sits and you reward with a “good boy” or...

Are you sending the wrong message?

  We have 3 different conversations going on in this photo.  Note the open or closed mouths.  Where are their eyes looking? How are the tails held? Are there any paw lifts? Do you note soft or stiff joints? How about forward or back or lowered ears? Dogs communicate to other dogs using vocalizations and body language.   Many humans accidentally ask their dogs a behavior without even realizing it.  If your dog is repeatedly offering the wrong behavior, could it be what YOU are asking?   I once had a client whose sweet 5 yr old female Scottish...

You are NOT invited

Many dogs get a reputation for being dog aggressive, when they are simply responding to adolescent dogs with rude behavior.  My foster beagle was one of those very rude adolescent greeters who invades other dogs space without an invitation.  I knew he would eventually receive some feedback, I just wanted it to be an air snap or nip and not a level 3 grab and shake. Well, it finally happened, as I approached a neighbor with a calm female labrador,  my foster boy wanted to walk right up to the labradors face who was standing tall, motionless, mouth closed tight,...

As President of Canine Behavior Counseling I am dedicated to helping dog owners with new puppies or those with problem dogs. Dogs that are overly aroused, anxious, fearful, dog aggressive, human directed aggressive, dominant, or simply undisciplined are those that I can help using a Positive Approach. My training programs encompass group classes, and personalized one-to-one counseling. I seek to achieve a balanced state of mind and a healthy relationship between the dog and its owners. It is important for dog owners to understand their dogs emotional needs as behaviors are a response to how the dog feels. By providing the proper information and training, the relationship between dog and owner will be a happy and balanced one.

Thank you for visiting my dog training site, if you are interested in learning how to modify your dogs behavior or understanding why your dog’s behavior has changed contact Judy Moore!

Best regards,

Judy Moore,


Offering a variety of group obedience trainings – Basic Family Dog, Specialty Control Unleashed and Aggression Modification. Choose from the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, the Outdoor Adventure Specialty Class, the Leash Lungers/Frustrated Greeters Aggression Class and others.


Judy specializes in individual private behavior modification sessions in Falmouth, Maine. These sessions are tailored to the unique needs of you and your dog.  Problems such as incessant barking, door charging, and other more complex problems are best handled in private Consultation. Learn More >>>

Virtual Sessions

Want to learn how to get your dog to do some basic behaviors, quickly? Watch our videos where you can find information on Basics like learning how to sit, teach a down, teach a target to Beyond the Basics behaviors such as teaching a release cue, teaching a leave it or Shaping Behaviors Using a Clicker.