ANIMAL TRAINER I work full-time as a dog trainer in the Hudson Valley, NY, and in NYC. I teach dogs how to get by in a human world, and teach humans how to communicate effectively with their dogs. A graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior, I use force-free, science-based, positive-reinforcement training methods to build trust, confidence, and a cooperative relationship with animals. I've spent close to a year training animals at an AZA-accredited zoo, and have worked with a variety of species-- cats, parrots, bobcat, lemurs, porcupine, and many others – including a very special fish. I believe that animals are born to behave, and am passionate about behavioral enrichment and training for all captive animals, from pocket pets to alpacas.