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You are not alone.

I can empathize with the joys, the frustrations, the rewards, and the challenges of sharing our lives with animals.


There’s no greater joy than having a loving animal companion by your side to make your cares melt away for a few moments.

But sometimes you may feel frustrated, confused, or hopeless about your pet's behavior. We are here to provide science-based information and empathetic, professional help as you and your pet learn together.  

How can I help?

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Cat Behavior

Get help with uniquely feline behaviors.

Learn how to appropriately socialize your kitten, mediate conflicts between cats, help shy or fearful cats, resolve litterbox issues and aggression, and more. 

Whether you have one cat or eight, I can help.  


Dog Behavior

Sometimes we don't understand why dogs behave the way they do.  We will work together to better understand your dog's behaviors  that you find challenging.  

We can then set realistic goals and implement solutions to improve your life with your dog.

I specialize in working with shy, under-socialized, and fearful dogs. 

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Puppy Foundations

Start off on the right paw with your puppy!  

You will learn how to communicate clearly, kindly and effectively with your new puppy and understand what your puppy is telling you.  

Private one-on-one sessions allow flexibility so we can focus on your puppy and your specific concerns.

What People Say...

Cat Behavior Clients

Emily & Jack C.

Karen Plescia helped keep our family together.  She is a dedicated and compassionate [behavior consultant] for both animals and humans!

Working with Karen was awesome!!

I've learned so much about how to effectively communicate with my pup, and our bond has become so much stronger. Couldn't be happier with the progress my puppy has made...

Dog Behavior Clients
Sean & Dani

We recommend Karen to our all our friends and family that have dogs! She...really understands dogs and their behavior...

She gives you the tools and the know-how to better read your dog and develop a plan to address any behavioral issues.

We have seen immense improvement in his behavior and he genuinely seems happier.

We also just had a baby and Karen helped us develop a plan for careful introduction...

Dog Behavior Clients

Rosaline & Randy H. 

Karen has been extremely helpful with our two pups. Her positive training tactics have helped us to both understand our pups better and to teach them to be happier, safer and more well behaved.     

Puppy Training Client
Ambra D.

Cat Behavior Client
Elizabeth W. 

I want to thank you so much for your guidance in bringing the girls back together. From the practical matters to keeping me buoyed, you brought us all through this. 

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