My name is Katie Middlebrook. I grew up knowing I wanted to work with animals. I received my Bachelors Degree in Biology: Animal Physiology and Behavior from Arizona State University and have continued to grow through conferences and workshops including Natural Encounters, Inc., The Animal Behavior Management Alliance and the Global Online Animal Training Summit. I have worked as a veterinary technician, avian rehabilitation coordinator and animal keeper/trainer. Throughout these experiences, I found that training animals of all species has been my true passion.
Training using operant conditioning with a focus on positive reinforcement has allowed me to train husbandry and medical behaviors such as kenneling, voluntary injections and stationing for Red Fox, Black Bear and Sitka Black-Tailed Deer just to name a few. I have continued to work with both domestic and exotic animals to provide better quality of life using training techniques. I would love to help you with any behaviors you are hoping to create or improve.