JOYCE MOORE DOG TRAINING HAS GONE TO THE DOGS (EXCERPT FROM ARTICLE) BY MARGAUX FRASCA
MAY 2008 (UPDATED 2018)
Local business owner Joyce Moore knows more than a little bit about animals and their behavior. Having owned a farm in upstate New York, she’s cultivated her love of animals into a way to help them, and their owners, be the best they can. Joyce Moore runs Joyce Moore Dog Training, a positive reinforcement training program for dogs and their owners. No harsh methods are used on your pet when Joyce works with them; as she says herself, “I treat every dog as if it were my own.” She says she was born an animal lover with a special place in her heart for dogs. Worried that too many animals end up in shelters because of unwanted behaviors, and hoping to prevent this from happening, Joyce started the training program to help owners understand their pets.
Joyce Moore offers in home dog training designed to help pets and owners work on problem behaviors in the environment where they happen. Puppies are trained for socialization, good manners and basic dog obedience training. The dog training will help your canine pal learn to sit, lay down, stay, give and take, drop and leave, come when called and that ever so difficult task… walk on a leash. She also helps the puppies learn to ignore distractions, understand distance and basic commands for heeling and waiting at the door. She now offers classes such as AKC STAR Puppy, Puppy Prep, Basics, Fun Tricks and many other mini classes. Workshops are offered to hone in on specific skills, loose leash walking, recalls, and others that will help you to have a great relationship with your dog.
Other courses offered work on skills dogs need to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizens Test and specialty courses for learning dog training tricks. Private and semi-private lessons are available for families with little time to fit classes in to busy schedules and free seminars are offered to veterinarians, doggy daycare or private animal facilities. Joyce can also assist her clients with how to choose the puppy, or dog, that’s right for them. Quotes for in home dog training lessons can be requested. More information can be found on her website, www.joycemooredogtraining.com. Joyce has successfully trained thousands of dogs in the 15 years she’s been doing what she loves and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, The Pet Professional Guild, Tampa Bay Animal Friendly Trainers, Recallers Community and Pro Dog Trainer. Before becoming a dog trainer, Joyce worked on the TV set of Second Noah as an animal wrangler, as a bird trainer at Weeki Wachee Springs and volunteered at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. Joyce has lived in New Port Richey, FL since 1995 with her three well-trained dogs and exotic bird.