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Every pack has an alpha. Discover what the alpha means in our Pack Structure Lessons

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Proper socialization is key to the behavior of a dog. Learn what that means in Canine Moxy’s Socialization lessons

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Canine Moxy is currently evaluating for the American Kennel Club, Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Therapy Pets Unlimited. Find out how to get your dogs achievements recognized!

Behavior

Is your dog destroying stuff? Or are they barking non-stop at people? Canine Moxy’s Behavior Modification Lessons can fix that. From lunging at people/dogs to chewing expensive shoes, Canine Moxy can fix it!

Dog Aggression

Don’t get rid of your dog if it is aggressive. Let Kris help you solve that aggression issue! He loves giving aggressive dogs a second chance!

Obedience  

Sit! Down! Place! Obedience can come in handy in any situation. Wow others with Canine Moxy’s Obedience Lessons. Your dog will be the best-behaved dog on the block!

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  • Posted on December 1, 2016 8:48 am
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    I receive many inquiries from various individuals and organizations with questions regarding Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Emotional Support Animals. Below I will explain what each is, what they are for and how they are different from one another. Please keep in mind I am not a lawyer, and that you should consult a lawyer with any specific questions. This article is here for general information purposes only.  What are Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals and Therapy Dogs? Service Dog - A Service Dog is a dog that was trained to perform specific tasks to help their disabled handler. In other words, a service dog is a highly calibrated piece of medical equipment, or auxiliary aid, that accompanies the handler wherever they go.Emotional Support Animal - An Emotional Support Animal (also known as an "ESA") is an untrained animal (usually dogs or cats) that accompanies their emotionally impaired handler as a form of untrained emotional support. There can be many benefits for the handlers of ESAs, however due to the large number of fraudulent abuse of the system, ESAs are becoming more heavily scrutinized. ESAs do not have the same public access as service dogs.Therapy Dog - A therapy dog is a dog that provides comfort and affection to groups of people. The therapy dog is in no way trained to assist the handler, instead the handler and dog visit facilities (hospitals, retirement homes, schools, etc.) as good will ambassadors. Therapy dogs may or may not be trained, but will

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  • Posted on December 1, 2016 7:31 am
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    This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed in a realistic manner. Trainers need to take responsibility for techniques they misguide the public with and the subsequent damage they cause.On average, 4,500,000 people are bitten each year. Keep in mind these are reported bites and not the total number of all incidents. That is roughly 12,328 bites a day. Of these bites, 885,000 (over 2,400 a day) require medical attention. Despite kinder, gentler training methods dog bites have not decreased. Roughly 1.5% of the population is affected each year.​Aggression is one of the most misunderstood behaviors, even amongst canine professionals. Roughly 1 out of every 20 dogs I evaluate for aggression is actually aggressive. I apply the frustration-aggression theory (explained below) to work backward from triggers and shape behaviors. By taking control of the situation and being proactive, we can eliminate virtually all frustration and avoid any aggression.This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed in a realistic manner.On average, 4,500,000 people are bitten each year. Keep in mind these are reported bites and not the total number of all incidents. That is roughly 12,328 bites a day. Of these bites, 885,000 (over 2,400 a day) require medical attention. Despite kinder, gentler training methods dog bites have not decreased. Let us examine a scenario to include viable outcomes when we change the stimuli of a reactive vs. proactive owner/handler:Scenario: We are walking down the street when all of a sudden our dog runs out to the

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“When you know better, you do better!”

Canine Moxy was established in 2008 by founder and owner Kris Tait. Kris is a 90% Service Disabled War Veteran. He has studied under various Master Trainers and over years has developed a new, unique and completely modular dog training system that works for every dog in any situation, regardless of your training goals! He uses many techniques, tools and experiences at his disposal to create the perfect experience for handler and dog. His techniques are easy to understand and he is always there if clients have any questions. In 2017, Kris will start working towards his Veterinarian degree, and then plans to continue on to become a Veterinarian Behaviorist. Kris Tait has not met a dog that he could not train. From the obedience to aggression and beyond, Kris can do it all.

Alix Tait joined the team in 2015. She has a Master Degree in Education specializing in Child Development and is currently working on her Doctorate in Psychology. She relates mainstream psychology, educational techniques and child development protocols to dog training and allows us to maximize education of dog and handler during every session. When she’s not busy instructing, you will find her handling other dogs, providing distractions and introducing various stimuli to the environment to enhance the training experience. 

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