training, humane education, n TNR workshops, research & welfare Presentations
Frania Shelley-Grielen is a masters level applied animal behaviorist who uses force free behavior modification methodology to obtain the most informed and insightful solutions. Along with the "why", allow us to show you and your pet the "how."
-basic canine manners
Each animal and human is an individual and each situation is unique. We work with you to tailor optimal relationships that incorporate your pet's welfare requirements with your own individual and unique lifestyle.
Force free and relationship based. Basic canine manners and learning, work on how to communicate requests and be heard. Learning "sit", "down", "off" and other commands can be more effective in group classes where dogs and people get to benefit from social and observational learning too!
Learn how clear, consistent communication bracketed by positive reinforcement can be your keys to training. Contact us for more information or for upcoming enrollment dates. Good training can happen at any time in your dog's life, why not now?
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 better education on approach and handling are key for bite and scratch prevention.
Pet care facilities depend on trained personnel to offer the highest standards of care and handling. Offer your staff individualized training by a NYSED licensed Pet Care Technician Teacher with a seminar or program tailored to the needs of your facility. Topics can inculde:
-Animal behavior and handling
-Anatomy and Breed Recognition
-Animal and staff safety and security
-Vaccinations and Parasite Control
-Detection of Abnormalities
-Emergency First Aid
Registered therapy companion animals can accompany all seminars and trainings upon request. Contact us for more information
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.
Animal behavior happens all over the world. A strong understanding of conservation behavior is vital to keeping endangered species alive.
Areas of past research and expertise include tigers, white tailed deer, free living cats, domestication of the dog and the horse in North America and North America's only remaining native parrot species, the thick-billed parrot.
Whatever the species or the topic all public speaking engagements are carefully researched and tailored to fit the needs of your group or community. Contact us
What our clients say who we have worked with on:
Cat Integration "I rescued a feral cat back in December. He turned out to be very sick and spent his first two moths with us in recovery. When his health was fully restored, he stared to exhibiting behavior issues. Aside from him being totally petrified of us to the point he would smack us if we tried to come near him, he was also attacking my other two cats. We started to question if we could keep him, but there was no way I was going to give up! After some searching I was so lucky to find Frania. She helped us when most other people (behaviorist include) told us to give up. She was so wonderful with all my cats, and really has an understanding of how their little minds work. She did more for us than I could ever possibly put into words!"-Isis K., Bronx, NY
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Puppy training: "Frania's an animal behaviorist, and I got information about her from her website: animalbehaviorist.us. I told her my predicament and arranged for her to visit with (my puppy) and me at our house. When she arrived at our house she immediately identified the problems at hand. She helped me patiently in all areas of training, and even brought along her own dog, Daisy, so that (my puppy) could experience socializing with an older dog. The list of things Frania helped me with is too long to include here. She recommended readings for me and showed me all the various strategies for getting T. to become a proper young lady. Most of all, though, she dealt with my perceived need to use forceful coercion, rough handling and loud words, and occasional slaps and solitary confinements, shut-ins and shut-outs. She worked with me patiently, and finally convinced me I need none of that. Not that I ever could have broken (my puppy's) spirit. But my own spirit has survived what I entered upon as an ordeal, and I'm surely a better person for discovering how beautifully my gentleness works with (my puppy). All that, thanks to Frania."-Rocky T., Brooklyn, NY
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Territorial Aggression: "Good news. (our dog) and R. have re-bonded and their relationship has taken on a new better level. They are closer than ever, and both very happy to be in each other lives. (our dog) has really come into his own and has become a great listener and just a pleasure. even more so than before. We owe this all to the help and assistance from you. We are so thankful". -Maita L. & Robbie P., NY, NY
Aggression towards family "Frania was wonderful and really took the time to address our most immediate hurdles with our new rescue dog. She barked and lunged at my husband whenever he came into our bedroom. We did exercises as the family lay on the bed to allow my husband to approach and not have the dog attack him. It was very helpful and as a result we continue to use these techniques and my husband happily gets to sleep in his own bed again. The dog still doesn't really trust men but he is now able to feed and be around the dog much more easily. It's still a work in progress but we are continually using Frania's advice and little by little it is surely working. Her follow up was very helpful and thorough also. Some things you just would never think of without the guidance and help of an expert."-Diana M., Bronx, NY
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Separation Anxiety: "I've been spoon feeding (our dog) in the morning and allowing her to sniff EVERYTHING on our morning walks. I have put lavender essential oil on her bed and parts of the couch where she likes to sleep. This week, she destroyed NOTHING! I've noticed that the spoon feeding in the morning really forces her to focus on eating with me as opposed to building up her anxiety. After she eats, she gets her sniff/walk and then I leave. Since doing this, I've also noticed that she is no longer shaking when I'm putting on my coat to leave. Watching her on the camera when I leave, I see that she is still tracking and panting, but is not biting the door or looking for anything to destroy. She has been sleeping after I leave within an hour. Thank you so much for your input and guidance." -Nadi D., NY, NY
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