Frania Shelley-Grielen has worked successfully with behavior problems with both cats and dogs
Frania is a masters level expert on both cats and dogs.  Initial
consultation includes observation, history review, recommen-
dations and a post visit written summation.  Consultations are
$250 in NYC. Subsequent consultations are at the training rate
of $200- 225 per hour.  Multi cat integration is booked for
two individual sessions.)

NYC based, we travel to your location to best evaluate environ-
ment, behavior and personality dynamics.  Outside of NYC,
distance surcharge and transit fares may apply. 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 best
develop clear consistent communication for teaching canine
manners for the human world, promote welfare and strengthen
the human animal bond. Ask about puppy camps and board and
train  rates and openings.   ($200-225) 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.  ($625)
confirm availability for your first session priorto 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 ($200).  Please
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 help our research and
work with ferals and rescue groups.  Click once (or more).  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.  ($150)
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 for all
  • Need to cancel?  Please inform
    us 48 hours before your appointment.
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

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.

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