Angie Woods, Canine Behavior Expert, has operated U.S. Canine in the Atlanta area since 2004. Specializing as a canine problem solver, Angie has helped thousands of dogs overcome their fears, phobias, and aggressive behaviors. Angie has been covered by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and other local newspapers, magazines, and even Dog World Japan, as well as affiliates for CBS, ABC, and Fox. She has also been the guest on several radio programs. Angie holds many workshops and seminars nationally and also books informational and empowerment speaking engagements with her company Dog Psychology 101. She is also a cofounder of the dog personality test, Dogenality.
Angie has an amazing approach to canine behavior based on natural, holistic, and most importantly, instinctual way of thinking. She is educating people about the difference between Human Psychology and Dog Psychology. Angie does not consider herself a dog trainer, but rather a canine problem solver. Her fresh approach has been hailed as revolutionary: first you must center the human before you begin teaching them about the dog.
When Angie was a young mom she operated a grooming business from her home. Many other groomers would send her the dogs whose temperament or rambunctiousness could not be handled. As her children began to get older, she started volunteering at a local veterinary clinic as a veterinary technician and then spent the next 17 years in veterinary medicine. After her time at the vet clinic, she spent the last 6 years of her medical experience involved in wildlife rehabilitation. Whilst working at the veterinary clinic, she became known for helping with unstable dogs. This then grew into clients of the clinic turning to her for help with their dog’s behavior problems.
As the years passed, Angie really focused on learning everything she could about canine behavior. She attended university behavior seminars, read books, and completed educational courses. But most importantly, she began living with a pack of dogs. Angie made it a point to study and be a super observer of dogs.
“Once we stop talking, we begin to learn. Watch, observe, and emulate.”
What does Angie mean by “Natural Holistic Approach”?
Think about the animal being given the opportunity to be in a natural environment and amongst their own species. In other words, what is the natural behavior of the animal? This may be completely out of your realm of knowledge, but Angie really breaks the information down and helps people understand why they have trouble with our dogs and what we can do about it. People want real solutions that work. Angie’s lessons are more than just dog lesson, they’re life lessons.