House soiling, chewing, digging and jumping lead to more deaths than all canine diseases.

dog training with Carmen D Noradunghian, Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer, VT-NH

Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer

Carmen D Noradunghian, member APDT


Effective Dog Training is based on mutual respect that involves understanding the physical, mental and emotional characteristics of the dog and working with those strengths and weaknesses rather than fighting against them.

Respect your “best friend” by providing it with a framework with which to make appropriate decisions in a human world that is much more complicated than the canine world.

Carmen is a dog behavior consultant and trainer who works with people and dogs through private lessons and group classes in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire.

A Dog Poem

dog training with carmen D Noradunghain, Upper Valley Dog Behavior and Training Consultant

Do I Go Home Today?

My family brought me home cradled in their arms

They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm

They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys

I sure do love my family especially the girls and boys

The children love to feed me, they gave me special treats

They even let me sleep with them, all snuggled in the sheets

I used to go for walks, often several times a day

They even fought to hold the leash, I am very proud to say

These are things I’ll never forget – a cherished memory

I now live in the shelter- without my family

They used to laugh and praised me when I played with that old shoe

But I didn’t know the difference between the old ones and the new

The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug

So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug

They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside

This I did not understand, although I tried and tried

My life became so lonely, in the back yard, on a chain

I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane

So they brought me to the shelter, but were embarrassed to say why

They said I caused an allergy and then kissed me goodbye

If I’d only had some classes, as a little pup

I wouldn’t have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up

“You only have one day left”, I heard the worker say

Does this mean a second chance? Do I go home today?

A Dog Poem by Sandi Thompson – 1991