About Bonnie McChesney Canine Consulting
Bonnie McChesney is a resident of Chambersburg, PA and the owner and director of Bonnie McChesney Canine Consulting, a full-time dog behavior and training busuness.
Bonnie's expertise is in behavior modification, where she goes to your home and resolves the problems you are having with your puppy or adult dog. She is currently offering Puppy Kindergarten and Intermediate Obedience classes with the opportunity to prepare for and take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Her animal training began thirty years ago with training horses, teaching private riding lessons and conducting wilderness horse camps.
Over the years, Bonnie has gathered much experience and has attended many workshops across the east coast learning how to resolve behavioral problems in dogs. Her experiences have taken her from Ireland and the Irish Kennel Club to Alaska where she studied the behaviors of the wolf pack in the wild.
Bonnie has hosted various dog events, both for fun and education. She has taught classes for local dog training facilities. She has prepared many dogs and handlers for certification in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program and also the Therapy Dogs International, Inc. program. Bonnie is currently a Canine Good Citizen evaluator for the American Kennel Club of America.
Bonnie performs temperament testing for local breeders on their puppies.
She receives many case referrals from local veterinarians, humane societies and shelters and helps their clients with their dog issues. She also has pharmacological behavioral experience. Sometimes the use of medication, under the guidance of your veterinarian, along with behavioral modification, can help solve problems like severe forms of aggression and anxiety.
Currently, she live with her husband John, one Goldendoodle, three Standard Poodles, two Lagotto Romagnolos (Italian truffle sniffing dogs), a Scottie and a cat.
Bonnie likes to think of her philosophy and training style as rather "dog natural." By understanding how dogs naturally think and respond to our human world, we can learn to better communicate between the two species.
Bonnie's main focus is to educate the public and average pet owner about how to bring their "pack" into order and achieve "happily ever after, one dog at a time."