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 a certified Fear Free Professional and certified in Low Stress Handling for Dogs and Cats. She is on the Cat-Friendly Practice Advisory Council for the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is the author of two books on humane dog training and behavior modification: The Right Way the First Time: Teaching Your Dog Kindly & Humanely (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 dog and cat training and resolving pet behavior issues for popular pet magazines and online, including Animal Wellness and Life With Cats.tv.
Alana is certified in small animal massage therapy from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and incorporates mindful and gentle touch and handling into her training and behavioral consultations. She promotes a gentle, animal-friendly, force-free, and science-based approach to dog training and dog and cat behavior modification, free of any aversives such as shock, pinch, or choke collars, shake cans, physical force or prompting, or squirt bottles.Alana Stevenson’s professional background. Alana Stevenson’s dog and cat training methodology & philosophy.
Alana 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.