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training from a masters level expert for dogs, puppies,
kittens and cats.  Basic through advanced training,
aggression, reactivity, anxiety, litter box avoidance, pica,
cat/cat integration, cat/dog integration and more.  
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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