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I couldn't resist sharing this Christmas card I received from a client, on behalf of their dog, Blis. 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

I couldnt resist sharing this Christmas card I received from a client, on behalf of their dog, Blis. 😂

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You can't be fishin' for bigger breeds out here! It's illegal! 😂🤣😅😂

1 month ago

Tallahassee Dog Behavior and Training, LLC

Heading home after volunteering for Training Cesar's Way Fundamentals 2 course at The Dog Psychology Center. It is such a magical place to visit. I always leave feeling calm and loved. Most importantly, I leave wanting to help more dogs have balanced and fulfilled lives. ... See MoreSee Less

Heading home after volunteering for Training Cesars Way Fundamentals 2 course at The Dog Psychology Center. It is such a magical place to visit. I always leave feeling calm and loved. Most importantly, I leave wanting to help more dogs have balanced and fulfilled lives.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Tallahassee Dog Behavior and Training Is The Best, Call and Talk To Melissa for All Your Training Needs, We At The Pet Place Dog Grooming Salon Have Seen The Results Of Her Training. Wonderful !!!

That's a funny looking dog they have there! 🐾

I had an amazing time learning from Linn Boyke a couple weeks ago. He flew to Tallahassee and spent five days teaching me more about Dog Psychology. Linn worked with Cesar Millan before Cesar had his TV show. Once Cesar started "The Dog Whisperer", all Cesar's clients went to Linn. Linn has 20+ years experience in Dog Psychology and started The School of Dog Psychology. He has adapted his own style and techniques, and I was honored to learn from one of the best in the field. You can learn more about Linn Boyke on Facebook. In addition, he has many great videos on YouTube. ... See MoreSee Less

I had an amazing time learning from Linn Boyke a couple weeks ago. He flew to Tallahassee and spent five days teaching me more about Dog Psychology. Linn worked with Cesar Millan before Cesar had his TV show. Once Cesar started The Dog Whisperer, all Cesars clients went to Linn. Linn has 20+ years experience in Dog Psychology and started The School of Dog Psychology. He has adapted his own style and techniques, and I was honored to learn from one of the best in the field. You can learn more about Linn Boyke on Facebook. In addition, he has many great videos on YouTube.Image attachment

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That’s awesome! I’m sure you had fun while learning a TON!

In Tallahassee Learn From One Of The Best Dog Trainers, at Tallahassee Dog Behavior and Training, LLC.

So cool!

We had a great puppy social last Saturday. Here is 12 week old Kelsey exploring new sights, sounds and smells. She seems very comfortable and curious. That is exactly what we hope to see with puppies. Her humans are making sure that Kelsey has lots socialization during her peak socialization period before it expires between 13-16 weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

Last weekend's puppy social was held at Bass Pro Shop. Dolce and Auggie were learning to be calm in a busy environment. We are helping them to relax with a soothing massage. Who wants a dog that is calm in public places? Everyone!!! Great work Dolce and Auggie!❤ ... See MoreSee Less

Last weekends puppy social was held at Bass Pro Shop.  Dolce and Auggie were learning to be calm in a busy environment. We are helping them to relax with a soothing massage. Who wants a dog that is calm in public places?  Everyone!!!  Great work Dolce and Auggie!❤

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I’d totally sign up for a doggie social in a public place to learn about this! I didn’t realize bass pro allowed this!

Good job...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Here is my girl's Halloween costume. Don't worry. This is only a submissive grin. Be safe and please keep your dogs safe! ... See MoreSee Less

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!  Here is my girls Halloween costume. Dont worry. This is only a submissive grin. Be safe and please keep your dogs safe!

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Her and Eason have the same grin !🤣

I have never seen Charlotte do this. Impressive

Il a de belles dents.... Happy Hallowene to you

How endearing 🐾🍭

Charlotte!

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My first television interview! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome interview Melissa! Such a dog whisperer!!💛🐶

Great job, Melissa!

So proud of you Melissa!!

Meet Auggie. Auggie's human called me saying that I was her last hope. Auggie was suffering from a severe case of thunder phobia. One time his human came home during a thunderstorm to find Auggie inside the washing machine! He was also damaging the house, hurting himself, breaking out of crates and deficating while inside the crate. It was very traumatic for both Auggie and his owner. Auggie, his human and I put in a lot of hard work. Together, we succeeded in overcoming Auggie's thunder phobia. His human reports that Auggie has done well the last two times that it has rained. Yay, Auggie!! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Auggie. Auggies human called me saying that I was her last hope. Auggie was suffering from a severe case of thunder phobia. One time his human came home during a thunderstorm to find Auggie inside the washing machine!  He was also damaging the house, hurting himself, breaking out of crates and deficating while inside the crate. It was very traumatic for both Auggie and his owner.  Auggie, his human and I put in a lot of hard work.  Together, we succeeded in overcoming Auggies thunder phobia. His human reports that Auggie has done well the last two times that it has rained. Yay, Auggie!!

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You saved his life!!🐾❤️

Love It GREAT Training.

What a gift you have🥰

3 months ago

Tallahassee Dog Behavior and Training, LLC

We had a wonderful time at the Leon County Human Society's Caturday Night Fever event. The best part being that all the funds raised will go to help more homeless animals. Way to go LCHS!!! ... See MoreSee Less

We had a wonderful time at the Leon County Human Societys Caturday Night Fever event. The best part being that all the funds raised will go to help more homeless animals. Way to go LCHS!!!

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Looking cool! So, did you Boogie?

Je suis a Quebec chez Ma soeur Simone 95 years Old. In good chape

So cute!

3 months ago

Tallahassee Dog Behavior and Training, LLC

Puppy social! Dolce and Auggie are practicing being clam when people, children and bikes go by. That's not easy for many adult dogs, but they did fantastic!! Did mention that Auggie is only 16 weeks old? Notice that both dogs are using their noses to investigate what is passing by. This is exactly how they should be responding. Dogs gather 60% of their information through their nose. In addition to practicing good behaviors, they are getting exposed to new sights and sounds, which is so important for puppies. This helps them to grow up to be more confident. Thanks to their humans' commitment, Dolce and Auggie are on their way to becoming balanced, happy and fulfilled dogs. ... See MoreSee Less

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I need this for my dogs!!!

I love seeing this stuff. ❤️❤️❤️

Meet Skylar. I recently received an update on her progress. This update touched me, because it shows the love and devotion of Skylar's humans. Skylar was a very nervous dog that would act in an aggressive way to get people away from her. She even bit someone. While this got her humans very upset and concerned, they never gave up on her. Skylar had their complete support. The road to helping dogs become calm and balanced is not always an easy one, as this update points out. But, it can be very rewarding watching your dog grow and blossom. ❤

"We’ve got a long way to go before we find her chanting Om in a lotus pose, but Skylar has made great progress in her journey to calm. She reliably and docilely sits both waiting for and riding in the elevator. When surprised by strangers there or elsewhere, she’ll may give a short couple of barks, but nothing like the lengthy barking and lunging tirades she engaged in before. When we go into the back yard in Tallahassee, she doesn’t pace on alert the whole time; increasingly she stretches then lies down in the grass closing her eyes against the afternoon sun and breathing in the world. During the last four weeks - due to Hurricane Dorian among other things - Skylar has had to deal with more than a dozen houseguests and visitors. It was unavoidable chaos at times, but Skylar, having been given the chance to meet the interlopers on her own terms, accepted them far sooner than we expected, presenting them toys to play with and resting her head on their knees with a soulful, ‘pet me’ gaze that melted everyone in the room. We’re still finding our way, but you have been a real savior. Thanks for your help!"
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Meet Skylar. I recently received an update on her progress. This update touched me, because it shows the love and devotion of Skylars humans. Skylar was a very nervous dog that would act in an aggressive way to get people away from her. She even bit someone. While this got her humans very upset and concerned, they never gave up on her. Skylar had their complete support. The road to helping dogs become calm and balanced is not always an easy one, as this update points out. But, it can be very rewarding watching your dog grow and blossom.  ❤

We’ve got a long way to go before we find her chanting Om in a lotus pose, but Skylar has made great progress in her journey to calm.   She reliably and docilely sits both waiting for and riding in the elevator.  When surprised by strangers there or elsewhere, she’ll may give a short couple of barks, but nothing like the lengthy barking and lunging tirades she engaged in before.  When we go into the back yard in Tallahassee, she doesn’t pace on alert the whole time; increasingly she stretches then lies down in the grass closing her eyes against the afternoon sun and breathing in the world.  During the last four weeks - due to Hurricane Dorian among other things - Skylar has had to deal with more than a dozen houseguests and visitors.  It was unavoidable chaos at times, but Skylar, having been given the chance to meet the interlopers on her own terms, accepted them far sooner than we expected, presenting them toys to play with and resting her head on their knees with a soulful, ‘pet me’ gaze that melted everyone in the room.  We’re still finding our way, but you have been a real savior.  Thanks for your help!

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La mer .....me manque I miss it ...too bad

Nice

One of the best reviews I can receive is from the dog. Meet Lulu. The first picture was one taken by her humans before training. They said that she always had kind of a concerned look on her face whenever they took pictures of her. The second picture was taken at the end of our third and final training session. Look at Lulu's face! She finally looks happy. That is the best complement I can get. By the way, Lulu's humans called because Lulu was nipping and getting aggressive with other humans. She now comes over to me to get affection!!!! Thanks Lulu. ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

One of the best reviews I can receive is from the dog. Meet Lulu. The first picture was one taken by her humans before training. They said that she always had kind of a concerned look on her face whenever they took pictures of her. The second picture was taken at the end of our third and final training session. Look at Lulus face!  She finally looks happy.  That is the best complement I can get. By the way, Lulus humans called because Lulu was nipping and getting aggressive with other humans. She now comes over to me to get affection!!!! Thanks Lulu. ❤Image attachment

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She has not been aggressive at all since the training. She is also improving on the leash too! Thank you, Melissa for your patience with her and teaching us how to better understand her. 🐾

Yes It's Great, and the training is Also Great.

Love this!

You do amazing work Melissa😊

Beautiful... nice work

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4 months ago

Tallahassee Dog Behavior and Training, LLC

* UPDATE *

After being missing for more than 2 years, Bailey's original owners saw her photo posted on the Leon County Humane Society's adoption page! I'm so happy for Bailey and her family.Meet sweet Bailey. She is in the foster program at Leon County Humane Society. Bailey is always in an over excited state of mind. Because of this, she was not doing well at adoption events. She was releasing her excess energy in ways that were disruptive and potential adopters were passing on her. Baily's over excited state of mind was not her fault. It was all that she knew. I worked with her foster on ways to let Bailey release her excess energy in a more structured way. Structured exercise drains physical and mental energy in the same amount of time. Bailey's foster has reported that Bailey is working really hard on her new skills and improving. Our goal is to provide ample amounts of structured exercise, show Bailey how to calm down and be in a happier, more balanced state of mind. She will get there. Her foster and I will make sure.
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* UPDATE *

After being missing for more than 2 years, Baileys original owners saw her photo posted on the Leon County Humane Societys adoption page!  Im so happy for Bailey and her family.

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OMG! That gave me goosebumps. So happy for all involved!

We so need more to this story !! What happened ?? Any reunion videos ??? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Hopefully the pup is now chipped!

Handsome Tanka is a rare breed called a Carolina Dog. Tanka competes in Confirmation. However, he was lunging and growling at other dogs in the competition. In the video, Tanka and his human are practicing walking by other dogs in a calm state of mind. When we first arrived, Tanka was in an over excited state of mind and was ignoring his owner. Within an hour, Tanka was calm, able to focus on his owner and learned how to walk nicely on the leash while around other dogs. This is the first time that Tanka and his human have practiced this and they both did an amazing job. Tanka had been to obedience class in the past, but his human could never get him to walk well on a leash. This was all done without treats, harsh corrections or commands. The beauty is in how dog and human are working together with mutual respect! #earnyourdogsrespect ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Tallahassee Dog Behavior and Training, LLC

Working with Two Bit. This cute, little guy is up for adoption with the Leon County Humane Society. ... See MoreSee Less

Working with Two Bit. This cute, little guy is up for adoption with the Leon County Humane Society.Image attachmentImage attachment

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He is so much better since you have started working with him, thank you!!

He's a such a sweet boy! Hunter loved meeting him.

What a cutie! Cool enrichment! Did you make it?

Dolce learned so much at my puppy social last weekend. We held this social at Home Depot. Dolce practiced sitting while people and carts went by him. This teaches him impulse control and good manners while out in public. He also investigated some objects that initially scared him. At first he wanted to run away from the objects and bark. If we would have left when he did this, he would have never gotten over his fear of these objects. He was so brave! When dogs get over a fear, it builds their confidence. That is why it is so important to expose puppies to many new objects, noices, environments, people and dogs. It helps them be more confident and have less fears when they grow into adulthood. Way to go Dolce! ... See MoreSee Less

Dolce learned so much at my puppy social last weekend. We held this social at Home Depot. Dolce practiced sitting while people and carts went by him. This teaches him impulse control and good manners while out in public. He also investigated some objects that initially scared him. At first he wanted to run away from the objects and bark. If we would have left when he did this, he would have never gotten over his fear of these objects.  He was so brave! When dogs get over a fear, it builds their confidence. That is why it is so important to expose puppies to many new objects, noices, environments, people and dogs. It helps them be more confident and have less fears when they grow into adulthood. Way to go Dolce!Image attachment

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Erik Wheeler

What ages do you take for “puppy socialization” Melissa?

Meet Chief, Butch and Remy. Chief (the black Lab mix) was showing aggression towards people. Chief's vet referred his human to me. It turns out that Chief is an insecure dog. He was also running up and down the fence line barking and growling at people and cars that drove by the house. Being an insecure dog and thinking that he was in charge of keeping all people out of his territory was not a good combination. This was attributing to his aggression. Chief's owners were hoping that they didn't need to put Chief down. Well, they no longer worry about that! Chief is doing great. He now knows that it is only his job to warn his humans of possible danger and that his humans will take it from there. Chief was skittish and lunged at me when we first met. He now comes up to me for affection. He is much more confident and secure. His humans even gave me these beautiful flowers and a card after our last session yesterday. I was so touched. A happy ending for all of us. ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Chief, Butch and Remy. Chief (the black Lab mix) was showing aggression towards people. Chiefs vet referred his human to me. It turns out that Chief is an insecure dog. He was also running up and down the fence line barking and growling at people and cars that drove by the house. Being an insecure dog and thinking that he was in charge of keeping all people out of his territory was not a good combination. This was attributing to his aggression. Chiefs owners were hoping that they didnt need to put Chief down. Well, they no longer worry about that!  Chief is doing great. He now knows that it is only his job to warn his humans of possible danger and that his humans will take it from there. Chief was skittish and lunged at me when we first met. He now comes up to me for affection. He is much more confident and secure. His humans even gave me these beautiful flowers and a card after our last session yesterday. I was so touched. A happy ending for all of us.Image attachment

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Another feather in your cap

Meet Gunnar. Gotta love his pose!! Gunnar flunked out of a local obedience class. Basically, that means he got asked to leave the class. Gunnar was over excited, wouldn't listen to his human and would jump on other humans in the class. The obedience trainer was kind enough to refer Gunnar's human to me. Look at Gunner now after one training session. His human says that it's like she was a new dog. Gunnar's human is putting in the work and getting great results. Please don't get discouraged if your dog flunks out of an obedience class. There is still hope! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Gunnar.  Gotta love his pose!! Gunnar flunked out of a local obedience class.  Basically, that means he got asked to leave the class.  Gunnar was over excited, wouldnt listen to his human and would jump on other humans in the class.  The obedience trainer was kind enough to refer Gunnars human to me. Look at Gunner now after one training session. His human says that its like she was a new dog. Gunnars human is putting in the work and getting great results. Please dont get discouraged if your dog flunks out of an obedience class.  There is still hope!

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Wow a nice pause

I love this. Great work

And such a polite pose, too! ❤️

And amen for the owners on not giving up on him!! Good job all the way around.

Meet Georgia. About a month and a half ago, Georgia's human was told by a vet that she should seriously consider euthanizing Georgia, because of her human aggression. The vet did give Georgia's human my information, in hopes that I could help. Georgia did fine with humans at doggie daycare. This told me that it was a relationship problem between Georgia and her human. Before training, Georgia would not let anyone in the house. Now people can come in without any problems. She can even walk in a park and not have any reactions to the people walking around her. We also worked on increasing Georgia's confidence. It took a couple tries to get Georgia to jump up on this rock. But once she got up there, she looked so confident! She even walked more confidently after being on the rock. Georgia's family loves her. They are so relieved that they are able to keep her in their lives. All their hard work payed off. Work hard for your dogs and you will get great rewards!! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Georgia. About a month and a half ago, Georgias human was told by a vet that she should seriously consider euthanizing Georgia, because of her human aggression. The vet did give Georgias human my information, in hopes that I could help.  Georgia did fine with humans at doggie daycare.  This told me that it was a relationship problem between Georgia and her human. Before training, Georgia would not let anyone in the house. Now people can come in without any problems. She can even walk in a park and not have any reactions to the people walking around her. We also worked on increasing Georgias confidence. It took a couple tries to get Georgia to jump up on this rock. But once she got up there, she looked so confident!  She even walked more confidently after being on the rock. Georgias family loves her. They are so relieved that they are able to keep her in their lives. All their hard work payed off. Work hard for your dogs and you will get great rewards!!

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Melissa Wilkerson Peterson is are an amazing person and Trainer!!

Melissa has worked wonders with several rescue dogs for Big Dog Rescue, Leon Humane and the Leon Animal service Center. She has changed their status from unadoptable, possible euthanasia candidates into adopted dogs in wonderful homes. Melissa is the 'Real Deal'.

That is wonderful!💛💛💛

This is a great success story. I just shared it. 😄❤️

I love hearing about all your success stories!

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That vet would not be my vet anymore!

Way to go, Georgia! Woof woof!!!

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