Basic, advanced and puppy camp training from a licensed,
masters level expert for dogs, puppies, kittens and cats.
Animal Behavior consultations for aggression, reactivity,
anxiety, pica, litter box avoidance, cat/cat integration,
cat/dog integration, and more.  New York City based.
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Doggone Safe Bite Safety, Scratch Prevention and humane
education presentations for schools and groups.  Behavior,
handling and skill development workshops for pet care
service professionals.  
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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
-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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