POWERS WITH ANIMALS started in 2007 with Judy Powers teaching Obedience Classes, and Workshops that focused on a specific behavioral issue. Our goal has always been to help improve the relationship between humans and their companion animals. Judy committed to creating a positive and enjoyable relationship with her dogs, and enjoys teaching others how to have that with their animals too. She continues to study and attend seminars and workshops whenever possible.
In 1991, Judy moved to Moab from New York City, where she ran her own business for 9 years. She brought 2 cats, a suitcase and her frequent flyer miles!
In 1999, Judy founded the Humane Society of Moab Valley (HSMV). She started the "Dog Days of Summer" affordable spay and neuter program, and rounded up people to foster animals. Very quickly she was joined by MANY wonderful volunteers! AND within a few years Moab became "no-kill", and still is!
Judy had had cats all her life Then she adopted the first animal rescued by the HSMV: Gizmo, The Wonder Dog. Judy knew nothing about raising, training or teaching dogs. Thus began her journey of taking classes and seminars. Her official training has been with the Linda Tellington's T-Touch, which has a strong focus on learning how to teach your animal how to learn.
In 2007, Judy saw another need, so she began teaching POWERS WITH ANIMALS Obedience classes . Often people with big hearts get a dog, however they just don't know how to teach them. After all, we didn't come into this world knowing how to do that. Classes or private sessions can help you learn how to teach your animal, and get a better understanding of how they see the world.
Having fostered dogs since 1999, and been a doggie aunt for years before then, Judy usually has at least 3-4 dogs, and up to 8 or 9 dogs, on her hikes. Judy took friends' dogs on her hikes, because the owner has been too busy, disabled, elderly, didn't hike or whatever. Sometimes people just can't give their dogs enough exercise &/or the dog would like to spend some time with other dogs. There is a need for Powers with Animals in Moab, because Judy has been doing it for years.
For 4 years Judy assisted the disabled and elderly with Moab In-Home Care. This experience taught her to find reliable and responsible pet sitters. POWERS WITH ANIMALS has five experienced pet care givers on board. This ensures that when people are away from home, their pets will have 7 day a week home care AND that there are people in the wings: just in case.
The POWERS WITH ANIMALS staff is looking forward to offering you the services that will help you have a more relaxed and worry-free relationship with your companion animals.