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 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 certified
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.  Her extensive written work on animal
behavior and training are free for the reading on her website and videos
of Frania's lectures, presentations and training demos  are on
YouTube.

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 (Frania's our part
series for
Barks From the Guild, premiered in the September 2018 issue
on what happens behind the scenes in the pet services industry and
what remedies can be best applied).   

Frania taught the ASPCA’s Fundamentals of Dog Care course for the
Houlton Institute where she is on the zoology faculty.  Research projects
include the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of
Natural History and the ASPCA in NYC.  She  presents and consults
in the metropolitan New York area and internationally (and her work has
been translated into
French).  She most recently presented the webinar,
"Animal Welfare, From the Five Freedoms to the Five Domains and
Beyond" for The Pet Professional Guild).  Frania  lives in New York City
with her family and cats and dogs.

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Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional Animal Behaviorist
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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
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