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Meet Sandy

Learn more about Arizona's animal behavior expert. Sandy is a certified animal behavior consultant serving Southern Arizona. 


Sandy is an animal behavior expert, award winning speaker, and authority in advancing welfare in captive animals. 

A diversity in animals, work environments and an array of professional experiences have driven her to advance animal welfare through behavior modification and environmental enrichment. Sandy has consulted with zoos, television shows, animal rescues, sanctuaries and in homes with families on the development and enhancment of behavioral husbandry programs.

With a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis(the science of learning and behavior) Sandy can take a behavior and break it down into more manageable steps making training programs more successful. 

Sandy is an avid animal rescue advocate and understands the importance of a cohesive home between the entire family of two-legged and four. She appreciates working with animals who have unknown histories and creating functional relationships in their home. 

Sandy is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Horse Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Sandy is a professional member of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance and while presenting at the 2016 annual conference, earned the "Animal Welfare Advancement Award". Being a member of organizations like the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA), Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and the Association of Behavior Analysts International (ABAI) allows Sandy to stay current on all things behavior and husbandry. 



Arizona's Animal Behavior Expert