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Frania and Daisy
"After some searching I was so lucky to find Frania.
She helped us when most other people (behaviorist
included) 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, Bronx, NY
"Frania is the best of the best. She is insightful,
patient and fantastic to work with. We had
behavioral issues with our 3 year old chow and it
got so bad that I was ready to give up but thankfully
my partner had the sense to look for a behaviorist.
Thank God we found Frania and our relationship
with our dog could not be better. Frania gave us the
tools to be better parents and really understand
what our dog was trying to communicate. We
cannot recommend Frania enough!"
-Maita, NY, NY
"When (Frania) 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 Terra 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 Terra 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."
-Rocky, Brooklyn, NY
Frania Shelley-Grielen is a masters level cat expert
Praise for Frania’s book; Cats and Dogs: "Frania Shelley-Grielen
combines personal affection for animals, a synthesis of a wide range
of research in animal biology, and long experience as an animal
behaviorist to give a unique and insightful account into the social
and interactive lives of animals. She not only dispels common
myths (cats are solitary) and answers important questions for
humans seeking to share their lives with animals (how to choose
the right match, how to introduce animals to your home, etc) she
also gives us a picture of the mental lives of animals and helps us to
understand where they are coming from. She addresses animal
communication and indicates conclusively that not only are
nonhuman animals capable of it, but that humans usually fail to
pay heed to important ways that animals express their moods,
dispositions, and desires. . . This book combines vital practical
information for improving the shared lives of human and
nonhuman animals; it also peers behind the curtain of important
cutting-edge research in animal mind and sociality to give us a
glimpse of what amounts to no less than a renaissance in our
human understanding of the matter."
- Jeffrey Bussolini, BSFS, PhD,
feline sociologist, co-director, Center for Feline Studies/ABMSC

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