You Can Give Your Pet An Amazing Life

Welcome!

Curiosity Trained was created to help pet parents train their animals without fear-based methods and enrich their pet’s environment in a species-appropriate way.

Enriching through toys, mental stimulation, and home setup is a few of the boredom-busting tactics that will keep your furry family member well-behaved.

My Story

I am a positive reinforcement based animal trainer, enrichment specialist, and animal behaviorist.

I spent over 12 years training an EXPANSIVE range of exotic animals as a zookeeper; from lizards to primates to cheetahs.

Anatolian shepherd dog at Cheetah Conservation Fund
Anatolian Shepherd at Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia.

I now work one-on-one with domestic cats and dogs, helping owners solve behavioral issues. This involves showing pet parent’s how to clicker train, set up their home to be pet friendly, and ways to keep their pet from getting bored.

Training and enrichment are my passion! Now I’m using those years of knowledge and experience to help you with your cat or dog at home.

Credentials

Exotic Animal Trainer for 12 years
Behavioral Husbandry Professional Development Certificate from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)
Carnivore Department Training and Enrichment Coordinator
B.S. in Biology & Environmental Science

Continued Learning

Animal Training Applications Course at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (AZA)
Managing Animal Training & Enrichment Programs Course (AZA)
Professional Training Seminars for Zoological Trainers – Ken Ramirez (Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium)
The Art & Science of Animal Training Conferences (ORCA)
Training & Enrichment Workshop (Shape of Enrichment, Inc.)
cheetah walking Stephanie Mantilla
great horned owl on glove for presentation
anatolian shepherd at CCF Namibia

Want to work with me?

I offer personalized online pet coaching tailored to your needs.