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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 expertise in behavior with an
in-depth understanding of the built environment.  She is a licensed
Pet Care Technician Instructor, a registered therapy dog handler, a
Doggone Safe Bite Safety Instructor, and a professional member
of the
Pet Professional Guild and the 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

During her five years developing and teaching the Pet Care Technician
program at a post secondary vocational school for individuals with
disabilities; Frania gained wide–ranging experience in the field of
animal behavior, how people best learn about working with animals and
the pet services industry.  Her work in the classroom and behind the
scenes, preparing and evaluating students and sites 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
both worker 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,
PetCenterEd will have instructors, formally trained in their field, educate
handlers, groomers and trainers on site in applied and academic instruction,
while providing the higher quality of care and service our pets deserve.

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

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