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About the Author

Craig Mixon is an educational psychologist who spent way too much time in school on his way to receiving a doctorate in ed. psych from the University of San Francisco. His two great loves in life are dogs and music, and he applies his expertise in behavior modification to write about and develop new methodologies in both domains.

Before settling in to his current pursuits in Sonoma, California, he taught at the University of Indiana and worked in private practice and as a consultant teaching teachers and various professionals to use behavioral procedures in the classroom, as well as in medical and psychological settings.

In 1996, Dr. Mixon capped decades of informal research with a more focused effort as he began to write extensively about the application of applied behavior analysis to the task of systematically conditioning canine behavior, as he tapped into the established principles and procedures of behavioral psychology to tease-out and delineate the process of what you have to do to get your dog bark trained.

In 2003 he established as a showcase and point of dissemination for his writings on the science of conditioning the vocal behavior of dogs, and his thoughts on the need for the reformation of almost all of the world's dog-related laws. In a matter of months the website became the go-to place for bark training information, and ground zero of a world-wide movement to reform the animal control laws in general, and the anti-barking laws in particular.

As webmaster of, Craig found himself suddenly in the electronic nerve center of a global movement, receiving emailed reports, complaints and correspondence from all geographic points and all points of view. The continual input and the opportunity to exchange ideas led to the development of further expertise and the gradual evolution of a bold new plan for a far superior system of canine management. That, in turn, resulted in the founding of in 2005 and led to his becoming a leading figure in the worldwide movement to reform the canine management component of the animal control system.

Also in 2005, at the insistence of, and with the assistance of his bi-lingual readers, he established, a Spanish language version of, which is now well on the way to complete translation.

In 2009 he completed the first phase of his dog training workshop and made the decision to assemble his four existing dog related websites, along with two others yet to come, into the Dog Science Network.

Dr. Mixon is widely regarded as a top expert on the impact of noise on the health and happiness of those who suffer with it being forcibly projected into their living quarters. He is also the foremost authority on systemic noise trauma and the creator of The Symptoms and Side Effects of Force-Feeding Noise into the Domemstic Environment, which is the first chart ever devised to delineate the course of development for that disorder.

As of April 2014, Dr. Mixon's health no longer permits him to respond to email or to actively assist in individual cases.

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