From Witness Protection to Dog Whisperer: Angie Woods Launches New Seminar Series in Atlanta, Georgia

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Angie Woods creates a unique concept with her Dog Psychology 101 Seminars.

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Woods will demonstrate her natural methods during a one-day seminar, “Dog Psychology 101: Awaken Your Instincts,” Sunday, April 22, 12 noon to 5:00pm at Blue Mark Studios, 892 Jefferson St, Atlanta, GA with a second seminar taking place in July 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

Canine behavior expert Angie Woods is Atlanta’s resident “dog whisperer.” She’s not an obedience trainer and doesn’t teach dogs to sit or stay. Instead, Woods teaches techniques to help dog owners reverse habitual unwanted behaviors of their dogs by first getting their own lives into balance.

Her experiences in her early years strongly influence her practice with canines today. When she was 14 her father was released from prison. Due to the testimony he provided he was nominated to enter the witness protection program. He and his family remained in the program for a year. It was during this pivotal point in her life that she began to understand how her feelings affected her four legged companions.

“Dogs are born balanced. Living with people can often throw a dog out of balance. Our own ‘in-balances’ can transfer to our dogs,” Woods said. “Animals see these conditions as weakness and you can’t be your dog’s pack leader in a weakened state,” Woods added.

“We’ll discuss the difference between human psychology and dog psychology. People have their own lens to the world and dogs have their own lens to the world. Most people don’t understand the language of the dog, so we teach the effectiveness of understanding canine communication when training your dog,” said Woods.

“Dogs aren’t a verbal species like humans, so we teach dog owners how to get quiet and speak to their pet with their energy, their eyes and their body language. It’s all about how to awaken instincts and get into the dogs mind.”

Woods’ Dog Psychology 101 seminar will include demonstrations, actual footage of canine behaviors and speakers on understanding why dogs develop problems, how to make their dog feel more relaxed, and what dogs need to be happy and satisfied. Owners will learn problem solving, mediation, yoga, martial arts, homeopathy, and massage techniques for both canines and humans.

“Those who attend our seminar will also have the opportunity to experience balance and relaxation hands-on. If you need to relax, we’ll show how to achieve that with Leigh Anne Neal of Nirvana Yoga Atlanta . Dr. March Cohen, Director of Transcendental Meditation Atlanta, will teach you simple tips to help you relax. If lack of confidence is your issue, Ivy Perkins of CrossFit on the Square will show you how to build your confidence with martial arts,” Woods said.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta (GRRA) (http://www.grra.com/) and Mostly Mutts Rescue (http://www.mostlymutts.org/) will be there on the day. Woods will demonstrate some hands on skills with their dogs. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to both rescue organizations.

They will also be collecting for Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen who will be present. Daffy’s provides free pet food to low income and homeless families. Attendees will be encouraged to bring items with them to the seminar to donate.

Pre-registration for “Dog Psychology 101: Awaken Your Instincts” is required. For more information and registration, visit http://www.dogpsychology101.com or contact 855 364 7792.

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About Angie Woods
Angie Woods operates U.S. Canine, a canine rehabilitation center located in Buford, GA. Woods has been working with dogs for more than 20 years and leads a “balanced” pack of over 20 dogs who often assists her in the rehabilitation of her client’s dogs. Woods specializes in solving aggression, fears and phobias in canines.

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Claudia Varner
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Claudiavarner(at)dogpsychology101(dot)com
+1.470.216.1323

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