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Melissa Hatfield with dogs

Photo by Anita Sedberry

Melissa McMath Hatfield

Certified Behavior Canine Consultant-Knowledge Assessed "CBCC-KA"

  Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, Behavior Division


Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, "CDBC"

  International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Dog Division


Professional Member of The International Association of Animal   Behavior Consultants, "IAABC"

Completed Aggression in Dogs Mastercourse - Michael Shikashio 12-22

Numerous nominations for completed works with the Dog Writers Association of America  


Dog Writers of America Maxwell Medallion 2022 Winner in the category of Behavior and Training


Dog Writers of America Nominee for Excellence in the category of Behavior and Training, 2018,2019, 2022

Published in multiple dog association newsletters and publications


Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers,


Masters Counseling Psychology and Licensed Psychological Examiner 

Proud Mom of A.K.C. Champion Cavalier King Charles Spaniels - Truman, Princeton, Stetson, Haviland and Huntington


Grand Champion Tia’s Huntington McMath, National Owner Handler Bronze award

Loving Dogs - Mission Statement

To develop and strengthen the canine human relationship through understanding, knowledge and empathy. Develop the manners and social skills of the companion dog through positive reinforcement behavior models.

Enjoying your dog 

Behavior Consultation for Problem Behaviors


A Behavior Consultation is not a training session but a step-by-step process that identifies the underlying cause of the behavior. Secondly, a Consult develops a protocol for training and or management from recognized Applied Animal Behavior and Learning Principles based on positive–reward[s].

 Fido getting into trouble? Causing stress within the family? Disrupting the household? Have concerns or questions about a specific behavior? Your family dog whether pure breed or mixed can present their own inherent problems and personalities.

Let me assist you in achieving a deeper relationship and find the joy that comes from living with and "Loving your Dog.” In person assessments are offered and videos are accepted for analysis by private consultation.


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