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Miranda K. Workman, BA, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, ANWI

Miranda K. Workman, BA, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA has been President and CEO of Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center since its inception in July 2006 after having co-owned another business and working for others as an animal behavior and training professional.

In the early years, Miranda developed her canine and feline counseling and training skills by mentoring under area behavior consultants. A voracious reader  and tireless  researcher, she strives to understand and apply the most “up to date” developments in behavior, training and learning theory.

She has over 11 years experience in applied animal behavior and training and is an experienced behavior specialist with a well-respected reputation in the WNY community and was listed as a WNY hidden expert by the Buffalo News. While she works to rehabilitate many different behavior concerns of pet owners, she especially enjoys working with multi-pet households, aggression and feline behavior problems.

Previously as a volunteer and now a staff member in the SPCA’s Behavior and Training Department, for which she has written several educational documents for adopters, she has presented various behavior and education seminars for staff and volunteers. She also thoroughly enjoys being a feline, canine and exotics foster parent. Over the last 11 years she has helped thousands of pets overcome medical and behavioral concerns resulting in finding happy homes.

Miranda is proud to have been among a select few invited to present cutting edge information on feline rehabilitation and enrichment at the 2009 Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo. She has also spoken at several regional venues in Western New York. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. She teaches Animal Learning in the undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation program. She is also anticipates completing her Master’s of Science degree in Anthrozoology from Canisius College by 2014. Additionally, she is a Reiki Master, AKC Canine Good Citizen and Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluator, C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Associate Nose Work Instructor. Canine Splash, a recreational swimming facility for dogs welcomed Miranda as their Director of Training in September 2012. She also served from 2007-2011 on the Board of Directors of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. (CCPDT); three of those years she was President of the Board and was responsible for the creation and implementation of the first non-veterinary Certified Behavior Consultant – Canine certification exam. She currently is a CCPDT Board Advisor and Committee Member.

She and her husband Rick, share their home with three dogs (Artemis, Sherlock and Athena) and five cats (Adara, Rane, Aleph, Samantha and Randolph), a Red-Tail Boa Constrictor (Mina), a Leopard gecko (Aphrodite) and a ferret (Methos). Gone, but never forgotten, are many pets from many species who were the best teachers Miranda has ever encountered. They continue to be her inspiration from across the Rainbow Bridge.








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