Bio

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Animal Behavior is not a new field for Katenna nor a hobby turned into a career - it's all she's ever done. While earning a Bachelor degree in biology, she became a shelter volunteer in 1998, then went on to earn a Master's in Psychology, with a focus on animal behavior, from Brown University.
Katenna is Rhode Island's only Associated Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, and is also a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Pet Dog Trainer, and is Certified Fear Free. Katenna works with families and their cats and dogs in their homes, her office, or virtually. She also provides professional development locally, internationally, and online.
Katenna lives with her husband, dog, cat, seven chickens, and honeybees in Cumberland RI.

ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA, Fear Free Certified

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Shadow spun continuously in his kennel, so was attached to my hip. He had been at the shelter for months and no one wanted him, so he became mine.
 
Shadow had this look in his eyes that would break your heart; like he had experienced things no animal should have to go through.  He didn’t play, didn’t enjoy touch, and constantly paced. He flinched at the slightest noise and cowered at the slightest movement.  His spirit had been shattered a long time ago.
 
I sought help but at the time had no time or money. Eventually, I decided it was best to end his suffering. He was alive, but he didn't have quality of life - and there is a difference. This is the only picture of us (he hated to be held) and was taken the day before his final ride.  As he took his last breath, the only thing I could say was: “I’m sorry I couldn’t help you.”
 
If I knew then what I know now…
My experiences were the driving force behind my decision to work with the public rather than than in research. I’ve been there, I know what it’s like, and I want to help you. No one should have to make the decision I made, without support. And no pet should have to live the life Shadow lived.

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Background

You can rely on me to serve as your trusted adviser. I
will always tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. I
f I cannot help you, I will tell you rather than continue to take your money.
I am most known for my honesty, as well as my humor. 

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