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  • GENERAL

    2014
    Ph. D  Animal Behavior – Trauma Inspired Behavior Problem in Dogs. Diagnosis and Treatment

    2004
    Play Writing: Leon Martel Workshops

    1990 
    UCLA Area of Study: Comedy Certificate Program

    1976-1980
    Chapman College Orange, CA Area of Study: Education/Liberal Arts

    1​​974-1976
    Moorpark College Moorpark, CA Area of Study: Animal Behavior and Exotic Animal Training/Management

    CONTINUING EDUCATION

    2004-2012
    Southern California Animal trainers Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

    2001
    Healthy Dog Seminar Marin County Humane Society

    2000
    American Veterinary Medical Association behavior Seminars Utah

    1998
    “New Approaches to Dog Training”, John Rogers UK, presented at the Pasadena Humane Society

    1997
    No-Kill Shelter Conference, Phoenix, AZ

    1996
    “Canine Behavior Problems”, John Rogerson UK, presented in Denver, CO

    1995
    “Prozac & Other Therapies for Dog & Cat Behavior Problems”, by Robert A. Eckstein, DVM Behavior Resident at UC Davis, presented at University of California Irvine

    1989
    Animal Rights Conference, Moorehead State University, Fargo, ND

    1988
    Conference on Behavioral Enrichment of Captive Animals, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington
    Graduated from California State Humane Officers Academy, Marin County Humane Society
    International Conference on Animal Welfare, presented by the Delta Society, Toronto Canada

    1987
    Conference on Canine Ethology and Wolf Behavior by Erich Klinghammer, Ph.D., Battle Ground, IN

    1986
    Seminar on Solving Canine Behavior Problems by Bonnie Beaver DVM, Washington, D.C.

    1985
    Seminar on Canine Behavior by Michael W. Fox DVM, Presented at UCLA

    BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT AND TRAINER

    1998
    Testified for deposition on behalf of plaintiff in animal cruelty case.

    1997
    Testified for deposition on behalf of plaintiff in vicious dog bite case.

    1990
    Expert Witness Testified for deposition on behalf of plaintiff in vicious dog bite case.

    1983-1985
    University of California San Diego Elliott Field Station, Dog Breeding Colony San Diego, CA

    1984
    Laguna Beach Animal Shelter Consultant – Temperament Evaluation of Shelter Dogs

    1974
    Companion Dogs by Sue Myles Kindergarten Puppy Training, Basic Obedience Classes, Behavior Therapy for Dogs and Cats Orange and Los Angeles Counties