Alana Stevenson, MS Bio ed. is an Animal Behavior Specialist, Dog Trainer, and Small Animal Massage Therapist. She has been resolving dog and cat behavioral problems professionally, full-time, for over a decade. She is the author of two books on humane dog training and behavior modification: Training Your Dog the Humane Way and The Right Way the First Time. She uses holistic, caring, and humane techniques and does not endorse or use choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. Alana is the Feline Behaviorist for LifewithCats.tv. To read more about her background & philosophy, visit her Biography page.
"Alana is an amazing trainer. My dog Tyco is an ex-show dog, and came to use without any basic manner skills as he had only lived in a kennel situation and also had some dog aggression issues. After using her kind and compassionate methods during our private lessons, Tyco has flourished and is now a well-adjusted and behaved member of both human and canine society. We have both benefited from her expertise and knowledge! Tyco adores her!" - Dr. Ilene Segal, DVM & Tyco, Parkway Vet Hospital, West Roxbury, MA
"I first met Alana Stevenson while Director of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Small Animal Program. I was so impressed with her commitment to animals and knowledge of animal behavior, that I hired her to teach in the program as an instructor. Alana has great insight into working with animal behavior issues and fabulous gentle training methods for animals, young and old. I highly recommend contacting Alana for animals with existing behavior problems or for working with a puppy or kitten to get them started on the right track." - Theresa Gagnon, www.MendingFencesEquine.com
"Training Your Dog the Humane Way is a landmark book. Alana Stevenson blends the latest scientific research on who dogs are and what they want, need, and feel with clear instructions for positive, reward-based training." - Marc Bekoff, PhD, former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder & co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Alana services Greater Boston, including Newton, Brookline, Waltham, Cambridge, West Roxbury, Natick, Wellesley, Acton, Harvard, Boxford, Lincoln, Metrowest, Framingham, Worcester, North and South Shores, & Southern New Hampshire. She provides consultations in Canada & overseas through Skype.