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Casey Lomonaco is a behavior consultant, author, and speaker who owns Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training. She is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy, a member and board member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and a contributor to many popular online sites on dog training and behavior.
When she’s not busy as Empress of Rewarding Behaviors, she enjoys spending time with her rescued Chow mix, Mokie, and her Saint Bernard, Cuba.
Full Name: Casey Lomonaco
Age: Less than five dog years
Location: Upstate New York
What I Do for a Living: Teach dogs, people, and dog trainers how to coexist more peacefully through dog-friendly training techniques.
What I Do for Fun: Hiking, reading, camping, swimming, listening to music, and playing videogames!
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Mokie, a female Chow mix; Cuba, a male Saint Bernard; Ahab, a three-legged kitty; and Eartha Kitty, a black and white long-haired cat.
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Dog training and behavior; how people and dogs can understand and enjoy each other better.
My Pet Peeve Is: Umm ... my editor said we were supposed to keep this short, so it may be best to skip this one. No, really, it’s people who eat too loudly. And people who drive 30 in a 65 zone. I also don’t like people who harm or disrespect animals or other people. Or censorship. Or that I can never again look forward to the publication of a new Harry Potter book. Are you still listening?!
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Wine, dark chocolate, and nearly anything with chocolate. Videogames.
How I Deal with Dog Hair: Very carefully. Not as frequently as I should.
Who I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Bob Bailey. If you don’t know who he is, find out!
Feb 21, 2013 — Outfitting a dog for a great life means meeting his needs. These seven things should be nonnegotiable.
Feb 7, 2013 — Such tools are often sold as harmless devices, and they're proliferating. Don't play along.
Jan 23, 2013 — I remember the first time I read a book on dog body language. It was, literally, an epiphany for me --"Holy $!*? Dogs can talk to us!"
Jan 3, 2013 — I'm a dog trainer, but I've found my methods work equally well for humans.
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