John Reilly – Canine Behavior Consultant
Hi, I’m John Reilly, the Head Nerd at animalnerd.com. I am a Canine Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA) with a Master of Science degree in Anthrozoology and years of experience in training and helping to rehabilitate shelter dogs, preparing them for successful adoption. Throughout my time working with dogs, I have been dismayed and somewhat frustrated by the amount of poor and misleading information that is being pushed out to the public.
This site’s goal is to be a place where current, evidence-based information on animal care, welfare and training can be hosted and exchanged – open not just about dogs, but for all species of domestic animals and wildlife.
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- Penny, a story of counterconditioning. Part 3July 27, 2021Our shelter staff found a very experienced foster family to take in Penny and help her acclimate to living in a house. Two Fridays ago, they picked […]
- Penny, a story of counterconditioning. Part 2July 25, 2021Continued from Penny, a story of counterconditioning | The Animal Nerd So, with progress made on her overly active greetings, which were affecting […]
- Penny, a story of counterconditioningJuly 24, 2021Part One So, in late May I was at the shelter, and the Behavior Services manager asked me if I would like to have a “project dog”. That’s how I met […]
- Dangerous fungal infection spreading among US snake populationsJuly 20, 2021As if it wasn’t bad enough that an unknown illness is spreading in our wild songbird populations. Snakes look like monsters as fungal disease […]
- Mysterious Bird Disease – Take Down Your FeedersJuly 11, 2021July 28 Update: The songbird illness continues to take toll on our wild bird population, and is now reported in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, […]