Alana Stevenson Bio 2017-05-20T16:13:41+00:00

Alana Stevenson

Alana Stevenson Biography

Alana Linsay Stevenson, M.S. is a professional Animal Behavior Specialist and Dog Trainer. She has a Master of Science in Biology Education and a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She has been helping dog and cat owners resolve their pets’ behavioral problems since early 2003.

Alana is certified in Low Stress Handling for dogs and cats and is on the Cat-Friendly Practice Advisory Council for the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

She is the author of two books on humane and positive dog training and behavior modification: The Right Way the First Time: Teaching Your Dog Kindly & Humanely (first edition, 2007) and Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviors and Raising a Happy Dog (2011).

In addition to her two dog training books, Alana has contributed numerous articles on resolving pet behavior issues and dog and cat training for popular pet magazines and online, including Life With Cats.tv.

Being certified in small animal massage therapy, Alana incorporates mindful and gentle touch and handling into her training and behavioral consultations. She espouses a humane, animal-friendly, science-based approach to training and behavior modification, free of any compulsion, physical force, shock, pinch or choke collars.

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Lynn HooverAlana Stevenson is a high integrity, gifted practitioner.

“As a colleague, founder and former president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, I have been very familiar with Alana’s work for over ten years. Alana Stevenson is a high integrity, gifted practitioner. She is extremely knowledgeable and is an expert in her field. I know the quality of her work and it is excellent. I once consulted her about a cat who adopted us and her advice was on-target. Ms. Stevenson has devoted her life to the well-being of companion animals. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking behavioral help for their dogs and cats.” ~ Lynn Hoover, author of Dog Quirks and Behavior Solutions

Dog Training Books

Alana Stevenson’s dog training books The Right Way the First Time: Teaching Your Dog Kindly & Humanely and Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviors and Raising a Happy Dog are available on Amazon.