Coalition Information

Jo Murphy of Dog Dynamics is heavily involved in the community volunteering to improve the welfare of dogs.

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs
The Coalition to Unchain Dogs was founded in Durham, NC in 2006 and has since expanded to other cities throughout North Carolina. The Coalition is a non-profit, volunteer effort dedicated to improving the welfare of dogs living outdoors on chains. The Coalition has been building free fences for dogs in the Triangle area since March of 2007, providing free spay/neuter for every dog they build a fence for. As of January 2010, they have freed over 450 dogs from their chains locally, as well as inspiring the formation of similar fence-building groups all over the country.

Humane Society Information

Jo Murphy of Dog Dynamics is heavily involved in the community volunteering
to improve the welfare of dogs.

The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization – backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. The HSUS is Americas’ mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

In North Carolina, the SB 460 (The Puppy Mill Bill) will be in the House Finance Committee when the 2010 legislative “short session” starts on May 12, 2010. Animal advocates have a voice!

> Click here to read a message from Kimberley Alboum, North Carolina State Director, regarding SB 460 and learn what you can do to help get this bill passed in North Carolina.

> Click here to visit the HSUS website.

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Dog Behavioral Consulting and Training

Our Mission
Our professional and personal mission is to help you to fully enjoy the fun and companionship that your dog can offer and vice versa. We give you the knowledge and tools that you need to understand your dog, and to help your “nice dog” to become a Wonderful Dog. The fact is, most behavior issues can be resolved with guidance, management and training. We provide these services to help you address specific problems, using gentle techniques based on the science of canine behavior.

Training Philosophy and Methods
“Dogs are wonderful creatures and great companions that deserve our kindness and respect. Too often, traditional training techniques are physically harsh and can crush a dogs’ spirit, or even result in defensive aggression. Modern trainers, like myself, have turned to the science of animal behavior to find the most effective and humane technique known: Positive Reinforcement training. It builds your dog’s confidence and trust, resulting in a dog that enjoys learning and behaving well. In line with this positive philosophy, we use treats, toys, play, petting and praise to motivate and reward your dog. Corrections are mild, such as ignoring the dog, taking away the reward, or putting the dog in a time-out. The result is improved behavior because the dog is confident, motivated, and does not fear punishment for trying and failing to “do the right thing.” I hope that someday, all training for our companions is positive and humane. It’s what they deserve. Furthermore, it’s what works!”