Dogs make me smile…

Hi Friends –
 

Just like you, we are dog lovers. I mean, when your furry friend wags his tail at you? Come on.. It makes you smile! Or when he snuggles under your arm? I’m even happy just knowing that my dog is happy. With a yummy meal, a long walk or playing with a friend. I’m especially happy when I can just *be* with my dog. Sitting on the couch, riding in the car (sitting by my feet as I type this note!). I wish I could take my dogs with me everywhere I go!

This is part of the reason that I love to do Therapy Dog work with my pups. We frequent nursing homes, and I have to tell you, it’s just as rewarding for me as it is my dogs and the people they make smile. I hear story after story from nursing home residents about the dogs they had when they were younger (as they are petting my dog, reminiscing and smiling…).  It’s a pretty amazing feeling…

We have a class starting tomorrow. Why don’t you join us?
 

 
Thank you for continuing to vote for
Dog Face for “Best of Madison” Dog Training. We love what we do and literally could not do it with out you! Your vote of confidence means the world to us! 


Thank you for your continued votes, from ALL of us!

–Giene & The Dog Face Training Team 
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About Dog Face

Giene Keyes, CPDT – KA Owner & Founder of Dog Face, LLC & Shooting Star Portuguese Water Dogs Giene started working with dog behavior in 1990 when she adopted a 4-year old Greyhound from the racing track. To date he is the most severe separation anxiety case that she has seen. He taught Giene about the psyche and learning process of dogs. It wasn’t until Giene was training her little pot-bellied Labrador puppy in 1995 that she really became interested in the actual training process of canines. Starting her small training business in 1997 she developed her own methods and ideas of positive reinforcement. She took what she had learned from her Greyhound, as well as positive methods she used to train horses, to create what is now the base of our training methods in the classes we teach today. Giene is a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist in Southern Wisconsin. After winning Best of Madison for two years in a row, Giene sold her Madison Dog Daycare to devote her time to dog behavior and helping owners create harmony with their pets in their homes. Specializing in aggression and difficult dog cases, Giene also works with rescue groups and shelters, evaluating dogs for adoption, developing Canine Aggression Management programs, and educating staff on dog language and behaviors. She has provided behavior consultations for service dog organizations, rescue groups and dog daycares throughout the Midwest. She is often contacted by police departments to work with individuals that have dangerous dogs. As a mother of 3 young children, Giene also realizes the importance of family dog training. She incorporates realistic training methods and helps to incorporate dogs into the family. She is an Instructor with the American Red Cross in Pet CPR and First Aid, a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with the American Kennel Club, and a Licensed Judge with the WI Dept of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection. Giene routinely presents seminars on Dog Behavior, Training, and Operant Conditioning as well as educating her staff on dog body language and pack mentality. Giene is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. Giene has been a regular guest on popular Madison radio shows and interviewed on numerous evening newscasts. Giene has also been featured in a number of local magazines, including the cover for Wisconsin Woman in 2010. Giene has also been highlighted in the Wisconsin State Journal for her work with Chicken Clicker Training, improving dog training skills along with timing and observation, and recently interviewed for a Nationwide Podcast. She enjoys holding training workshops across the state. If you would like to learn more about Giene, Dog Face and the services they offer, please go to the Dog Face web site at www.DogFacePet.com. Please feel free to contact Giene of any member of the Dog Face Behavior Team anytime!
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