Ready, Set, For Groomer and Vet: Husbandry At Home

Webinar nr. 2 with Laura Monaco Torelli, a recording from october 5 2021

How do we support the average pet owner to ensure their comfort level? It can be overwhelming to hear the need to administer allergy shots (per veterinary direction), ear drops, or place a basket muzzle on their canine companion. We wouldn’t flood the animal learner with too many approximations or expectations. How can we arrange the teaching environment so it includes empathy, education, and empowerment for those that collaborate in our pets’ care?

Join Laura to learn more about how she integrates exotic animal experience into a curriculum for her client teams that support comfort level coupled with skill level.

Join this new 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 what we can do proactively as pet owners’ framed into positive day-to-day interactions. Q&A time with our live virtual guests will also navigate important discussion points.

Laura Monaco Torelli & Santino-head shot


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 with 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 animals, including primates, large cats, birds of prey, horses, parrots, tree kangaroos, giraffes, red pandas, foxes, and dogs. She is currently part of an exotic animal rescue and rehabilitation training team for the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, Illinois. 

Laura is a faculty member and instructor of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA), and serves as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Susan G. Friedman’s Living & Learning with Animals online course. Laura has presented at numerous professional conferences and taught seminars across the United States, Italy, Sweden, the UK, Singapore, Japan, and the Caribbean. She was an invited speaker for the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Midwest Veterinary Conference, Penn Vet Working Dog Conference, ClickerExpo, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference , and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference. Laura has appeared on various broadcast media, including FOX 32, WGN, 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 and Karen Pryor Academy Better Vet Visits online courses.

 Learn more about Laura on her website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn or on Instagram.

The webinar lasts for approx. two hours, including questions.

LauraMTChin Rest Ear Tactile with Gauze3                LauraMTSantino & Laura at WLVC-outside exam-Sept 2020

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

Laura Monaco Torelli & Santino-head shot