Frania Shelley-Grielen has worked successfully with behavior problems with both cats and dogs
Our initial consultation includes observation, history review,
recommendations and a post visit written summation. Initial
behavior evaluations and consultations are billed at a higher
rate of $200 for an hour and a half.   Frania is a masters level
expert on both cats and dogs.  Subsequent consultations are
billed at the training rate of $175 per hour.  

We travel to your location to best evaluate the behavior and
animal in the home environment.  We do not charge for travel
time.  For visits outside of NYC transit fares are billed
.  Please
confirm availability prior to purchase
Animal Behavior Consultation
Frania Shelley-Grielen is a force free trainer
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Dog and Puppy Training
Individual training sessions utilizing positive reinforcement
to best develop clear consistent communication for teaching
canine manners for the human world, promote welfare and
strengthen the your human animal bond.  ($175) Please
confirm availability prior to purchase.
Three Training Sessions
Additional training sessions allow you to develop training
skills and add new requests over time with expert guidance
as you go along.  Purchasing three sessions at one time saves
you $50.  ($495) Please
confirm availability for your first
session prior to purchase.
Frania shows you how to make training fun for you and your pet
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Phone/Skype Consultation
When seeing your animals in their home environment is not
possible due to timing, schedules or locations we can arrange
a remote consultation.  Supply us with a history of events and
your questions on the customer contact form ($150).  Please
confirm availability prior to purchase.
Frania Shelley-Grielen is the author of Cats and Dogs living with and looking at companion animals from their point of view
Cats and Dogs; Living with and Looking at
Companion Animals from their Point of View
The book your pet wants you to read!  There are cat people,
and there are dog people - and then there are cat and dog
people. For those of us who love both, find invaluable tips and
strategies for living with pets and taking a look at the world
from their point of view. ($12.95 Shipping additional)  Get the
book people are talking about:

Hi Frania! I read your book and I found it so helpful! I have
already started to put some of your advice into my own work
and have seen wonderful results!  In  clear language and
heartfelt stories (I cried about Kitty) you give us practical
open guidance for giving animals the best lives....Thank you
for all you do!
" Jenny C. -professional pet sitter and dogwalker

"Great Book!!! Great cover yes! But great inside too!!!
Brilliant insight into the behaviour, relationships and
understanding of our beloved pets...
Thoroughly recommended!!! Thank you Frania!!!

I enjoy reading it so much I had to stop myself from finishing
it toooo quickly!!!  I did my Ph.D. in Animal Behaviour in the
UK, so I know what I am talking about."
Antonio Garcia-Bellido Capdevila, Ph.D.
Donate to aid research and subsidize our work
with ferals and rescue groups
We offer consulting at no cost to select rescue organizations,  
subsidize or cover adoption fees.  Our educational literature is
included in adoption packages.  Donate to aid our research and
subsidize our efforts with ferals and rescue groups.  Click once
or as much as you like.  Thank you from us and the animals. ($5)
Bach Rescue Remedy
In addition to Rescue Remedy (our go to favorite for natural
stress relief from flower essences) we offer the
Bach essences
we believe can offer the most support to all animals.  20 ml
size ($18.95 shipping additional)
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Depending on the nature of the consultation or timing of the
appointment, after scheduling and confirmation a non-
refundable deposit may be required.  ($100)
Please hear
from us prior to submitting this payment.
  • Special rates apply for bite safety, skill
    development and wildlife presentations
    and seminars, please ask
  • Availability, prices and rates are subject
    to change without notice.  
  • The safety and comfort of your animals
    and you is always a main priority and
    will dictate services.  
  • Please confirm availability when
    ordering services such as consultations.
  • Should you need to cancel, please
    inform us 48 hours before your
Yes there is a right way and a wrong way to pet your cat
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Frania is an expert on feral cats and TNR
Project tRADE
We participate in tRADE - turn in your Shock collars, Choke
chains, Prong  collars, Scat Mats and Bark Collars for a 10%
discount on one sessions and 15% off a training package.

How Would You Like to Trade Your Old Dog Training Equipment for
Great Discounts?

We want to swap great discounts on our most popular services FOR
your choke, prong or shock collars or any other qualifying pet gear. By
participating in “Project tRade” you can earn up to 15% off our most
popular services simply by giving us old pet gear* you have laying
around. It couldn’t be easier!

What is “Project tRade”?

Project tRade is the Pet Professional Guild's (PPG) international
advocacy program that promotes the use of force-free pet training
equipment by asking pet guardians to swap choke, prong and shock
collars (and any other devices that are designed to change behavior
through pain or fear). Because we want all pets and their guardians to
experience the huge advantages and long-lasting effectiveness of force-
free training and pet care, we will give you great discounts on our most
popular, effective, fun and pain-free training and pet care services in
exchange for your old gear.

Effective, humane animal training and pet care methods are the
foundation of any animal’s healthy socialization and training and help
prevent behavior problems. Since a wide variety of equipment and
tools are commonly used when training pets, the pet-owning public
needs to be aware of the potential problems and dangers some
equipment may pose. Specifically, the use of collars and leads that are
intended to apply constriction, pressure, pain or force around a dog’s
neck (such as ‘choke chains’ and ‘prong collars’) should be avoided.
Distinguished veterinarians and behaviorists worldwide are joining
the discussion and calling for the elimination of such devices from the
training efforts of both pet owners and professionals.

What Do the Experts Say?

Respected veterinarian and thyroid expert, Dr. Jean Dodds,
recommends against choke or prong collars “as they can easily injure
the delicate butterfly-shaped thyroid gland thatsits just below the
larynx and in front of the trachea. These collars can also injure the
salivary glands and salivary lymph nodes on the side of the face
underneath both ears.”

Bestselling author and canine behaviorist, Jean Donaldson, says:
"These devices (choke and prong collars), when they work, do so to the
degree that they hurt. With the advent of modern methods and tools
they are irrelevant.”

According to veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist Dr. Soraya V.
Juarbe-Diaz: "Using punishment to stop behaviors is not new. Notice I
say ‘stop’ rather than ‘teach’ -- I can stop any behavior, but I am more
interested in teaching my students, animal or human, to choose the
behavior I want them to perform because they can trust me, because I
do not hurt them and they are safe with me, and because the outcome
is something they enjoy.”

PPG thus encourages all pet owners and pet professionals to embrace
modern, scientifically based, training techniques and tools, especially
the latest generation of no-pull harnesses which are free of the risks
posed by traditional collars and offer far more benefits. So swap your
gear and help create a kinder world for you and your pet!

To learn more just visit

*qualifying pet gear = prong collars, shock collars, pinch collars, choke
chains, citronella collars and the like.