Ready, Set, For Groomer and Vet: Team Tips For Pet Owners.

Webinar nr. 1. with Laura Monaco Torelli

It can feel like an overwhelming adventure. That balance of caring for a pet when they are healthy through the continuum to provide various treatments prescribed by our veterinarian. Feeding a monthly heartworm pill has turned into the dog or cat refusing to open their mouth. Cleaning ears or a paw pad check has evolved into a stressful process for both the pet and family. A planned walk has stretched into a 15-minute rodeo because the dog avoids equipment placed onto their body.

We ask ourselves “why does this have to be so HARD?” There are days when it feels personal. Our pet is fully adored, yet they behave as if we’ve betrayed their trust. All because we simply want to trim nails, or bathe them to help rid their coat of dirt and itchy debris.

Watch this webinar with Laura Monaco Torelli to learn simple strategies to help craft a care team collaboration. Initial tips and valuable considerations will be discussed and demonstrated. All within the scope of we can do proactively as pet owners’ framed into positive day-to-day interactions.



Laura Monaco Torelli is the founder of Animal Behavior Training Concepts in Chicago, Illinois. She began her career in 1991 at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, where she trained beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals, river otters, and penguins. After nearly a decade at the Shedd, she moved on to the San Diego Zoo and then Brookfield Zoo as a lead supervisory trainer. During her time in the zoo community, Laura worked with a wide variety of terrestrial animals, including primates, large cats, birds of prey, horses, parrots, tree kangaroos, giraffes, red pandas, and dogs. She is currently part of a training team with exotic animal rescue and rehabilitation for the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Laura serves as a Faculty Instructor with Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA), and as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Susan G. Friedman’s Living & Learning with Animals online course. She offers private training at West Loop Veterinary Care, located in downtown Chicago. Laura has presented at numerous professional conferences and taught seminars across the United States, Italy, Sweden, UK, Singapore, Japan, and the Caribbean. She was an invited speaker for the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Midwest Veterinary Conference, and Penn Vet Working Dog Conference. She has appeared on various broadcast media, including FOX 32, WGN and NBC 5 news, WGN Radio, and WCIU’s You & Me This Morning. She also contributed her training videos for the Fear Free Professional Trainer Certification program, and the Karen Pryor Academy Better Vet Visits online course.

The webinar will be recorded so that you can access the recording if you are prevented from participating live.

(If you are a member of Hund i Fokus' member portal, access to the webinar is included in the membership. You will find the webinar in  the portal)

The webinar lasts for approx. one hour, including questions.

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LauraMTSantino & Laura at WLVC-outside exam-Sept 2020