She also serves as the
Training and Enrichment Coordinator for the SPCA
Serving Erie County where she develops behavior and
training programs for both dogs and cats. She is a
member of their AdvoCATS and Greenly Committee
focusing on feline advocacy, behavior and training.
Her facility also houses a feline rehabilitation
center for SPCA cats in need of professional
behavior work before adoption.
Miranda is a graduate of
The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Art in
Art History and Spanish. She is a Professional
Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
She earned her Certified Professional Dog Trainer
certification in November 2004. She served as
President of The Certification Council for
Professional Dog Trainers from 2008-2010 and
currently sits on the Council's Advisory Committee.
She has spoken at several venues including the
Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo
2009 where she spoke to a packed audience about
Feline Rehabilitation and Training. You can find her
listed in the credits for the book "All About Dog
Daycare - A Blueprint for Success" by Robin Bennett,
CPDT-KA as an editor for the book's first chapter.
Rahvin and Aviendha, the
boxers who pushed Miranda into her career as an
animal training and behavior professional, have
crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She gives them complete
credit for who she is today. Currently, she shares
her home with a very supportive husband, Rick, who
helps care for their two Dutch Shepherds (Apollo and
Artemis),a Jack Russell Terrier/Bulldog mix
(Sherlock) and four cats (Adara, Rane, Aleph and
Samantha). Residing at her training facility are two
cats (Ozzie and Osirus), two red-tail boa
constrictors (Mina and Dagny), two rats (Mr. Big and
Aidan) and two ferrets (Ate' and Methos).