Alana Linsay Stevenson is a professional Dog Behaviorist, Cat Behaviorist, Dog Trainer, and Animal Massage Therapist. She has been resolving pet behavioral issues since early 2003. Alana has a Master of Science in Biology Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is Certified in Low Stress Handling for both dogs and cats.
Alana is the author of two books on humane dog training and behavior modification: 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. Alana has contributed many articles on pet behavior to popular pet-related magazines and websites, including Life With Cats.
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Alana Stevenson embraces a compassionate approach to dog and cat training, and to resolving dog and cat behavioral problems—including aggressive and fearful behaviors. Her training methods are reward-based. She implements methodologies such as counter-conditioning, desensitization, passive training, operant-conditioning and no-reward marks.
Alana teaches her clients how to modify their dog’s and cat’s behaviors and environment to set their animals up for success. She does not use shock or electronic collars, choke collars or pinch or prong collars. Alana provides a special leash lesson for clients on how to hold and handle the leash, so that they can keep it relaxed, yet still have control over their dogs. Alana has always had rescued or former shelter animals. She very much believes that all animals deserve wonderful homes and is very supportive of rescue and adoption.
“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