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Training Emotional-Assistance Service Dogs - Ami Moore

  • Published: 2011-10-24 : Author: Ami Moore - The Chicago Dog Coach
  • Synopsis: Ami Moore an emotional assistance service dogs for veterans training expert provides Hounds4Heroes a training program for service dogs at no charge.

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Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Coach, Supports The Mental And Emotional Health Of Returning Veterans By Training Emotional-Assistance Service Dogs - The program, entitled Hounds4Heroes, is a coordinated effort with The National Institute of Canine Experts (NICE) and provides training for service dogs at no charge.

Ami Moore, a Chicago dog training expert who is widely known as 'The Chicago Dog Coach' recently appeared on the The Beacon Radio Show with host Bill Jurek to discuss the training of emotional-assistance service dogs for veterans. Her program, entitled 'Hounds4Heroes', provides training for service dogs at no charge.

The program, which is a coordinated effort with The National Institute of Canine Experts (NICE), provides training for the service dogs free of charge. The program is a grassroots effort to assist the servicemen returning from the Middle East wars to recover from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), Trauma, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries) and Anxiety Disorders. Both disabilities often occur together and insurance companies do not cover the use of service dogs to assist the veteran with symptoms associated with PTSD and TBI. Therefore, to obtain such a dog, a veteran would be required to pay $10,000 to $50,000 out of pocket. In the 'Hounds4Heros' program, there is no cost to the veteran.

"Our PSTD service dogs," stated Ms. Moore, "are trained to relieve the mental stress of violence and war from the minds of our veterans who are returning from Iran and Afghanistan. Our dogs are living medicine that heals the war-torn mind. Psychological, neurological, and cognitive disorders show no outward identifying marks. It is important to understand that not all disabilities are visible; not seeing something is wrong outright does not mean there is no disability."

"These dogs are trained to help veterans with PTSD, trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, mental stress and emotional-stress by providing comfort and support during their activities of daily living. Our Chicago dog training program is unique in that we help the veteran pick out the dog of choice and help the veteran train the dog to meet his or her unique needs. As a way to show our appreciation, we provide the Chicago-based service dog training for free to qualified veterans."

The Chicago Dog Coach, Ami Moore, CMT, CMVT is a leading expert in dog psychology. Her much acclaimed book, 'The Alphatude Attitude' has been made a 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 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.

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, 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 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 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

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