About us
Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional animal behaviorist, dog trainer
and educator who holds a Masters Degree in Animal Behavior from Hunter
College and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University,
complimenting her insight into behavior with an in-depth understanding of
the built environment.  She is a licensed Pet Care Technician Instructor,
a registered therapy dog handler, a certified
Doggone Safe Bite Safety
Instructor, and a professional member of the
Pet Professional Guild and
Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  Frania specializes in behavior
modification work and training with cats, dogs and birds and humane
management for urban wildlife.

Frania is the author of
Cats and Dogs; Living with and Looking at Companion
Animals from their Point of View.  She founded AnimalBehaviorist.us in
2009, to share her work on how welfare based, science focused strategies and
solutions from the canine and feline point of view are more effective and
make everyone happier, including the humans.  In addition to her extensive
written work on animal behavior, Frania regularly post videos of her
lectures, presentations and training demonstrations on her
YouTube channel.

During her five years developing and teaching the Pet Care Technician
program at private career school for individuals with disabilities, Frania
gained wide–ranging experience in the field of animal behavior, how people
learn about animals and the pet services industry.  Her work in the
classroom and the field preparing and evaluating students in internships
in dog day cares, grooming salons and shelters gave Frania unique insight
into this industry in New York City and the need for higher standards for
education and services.  This experience led her to create
PetCenterEd, Inc.,
an innovative not for profit, science and welfare based learning and services
center for people and pets. Once funded, this program will have instructors,
formally trained in their field, educate handlers, groomers and trainers on
site while providing a higher quality of care and service for our pets.

Frania also taught the ASPCA’s Fundamentals of Dog Care course for the
Houlton Institute where she is on the zoology faculty.  She has worked
on research projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American
Museum of Natural History and the ASPCA in NYC.  Frania  presents
and consults in the metropolitan New York area, nationally and

She lives in New York City with her family and cats and dogs.

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Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional Animal Behaviorist
Frania Shelley-Grielen has a Masters in Animal Behavior and is an expert on both cats and dogs
Frania Shelley-Grielen is the author of  Cats and Dogs
The book your pet wants you to read