Animal Behavior and Training

Frania Shelley-Grielen is a masters level professional animal behaviorist who uses ,
science based, force free behavior modification for the most informed and insightful
solutions.  We understand the urban hound and the city kitty.  Along with the
"why," let us show you and your pet the "how" that lasts:

  • Puppy and dog training (ask me about "board and train" and "walk and
    train" options)
  • Canine aggression
  • Separation anxiety
  • Anxiety/fear/reactivity
  • House training/undesirable elimination
  • From feral to former feral socialization
  • New cat integration
  • Cat/Dog integration
  • Nocturnal Activity -excessive vocalization and/or the "zoomies"
  • More. Contact us

Programs for pet care facilities, schools and organizations  

Bite Prevention and "May I Pet Your Dog?" Programs children between the ages of 5-
9 are the most at risk of being bitten by dogs and most of those bites will occur with
a dog in the home and not a stray dog.  We can change this by learning the safest
ways to listen to what dogs are telling us by understanding canine body language
and the best ways to interact with dogs.  Frania Shelley-Grielen has taught bite and
scratch prevention to pet care technicians, clients and children and is a certified
Doggone Safe Dog Bite Safety Educator.

Humane education is mandated in New York State.  Our programs target your
audience, build empathy for companion animals, make learning about animals
enriching and rewarding and with a better approach on education and handling,
are vital for bite and scratch prevention.
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Pet care worker professional development  

Pet care facilities depend on trained personnel to offer the highest standards of care
and handling.  Offer your staff individualized training by a New York State
Education Department licensed Pet Care Technician Teacher with a seminar or
program tailored to the needs of your facility. Topics can include:

  • Animal behavior and handling
  • Anatomy and Breed Recognition
  • Environmental management
  • Animal and staff safety and security
  • Vaccinations and Parasite Control
  • Zoonotic Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Detection of Abnormalities
  • Emergency First Aid  Contact us   

Humane Trap Neuter Release and Monitor programs

The effectiveness of our TNR programs are in the outcomes: stable or diminishing
populations and the welfare of the animals affected by our efforts.

Humane protocols and practices for current and aspiring colony caretakers, animal
behavior professionals, students, humane societies, etc.  
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For more on the need for an adequate recovery period after spaying and neutering
please read  

Conservation and humane management strategies for urban wildlife

We have a choice in how we manage the wildlife in our urban landscape.  From
Quaker parrots in Brooklyn, Canada geese at our airports and raccoons in New York
City parks:  here's a look: Parrots /
Canada geese / Raccoons  Contact us   
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