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 Meet The Staff
Miranda K. Workman, CPDT-KA
Miranda is the owner of Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center,  providing animal behavior and training services for dogs and cats. Her training philosophy is embodied in her business tag line: Building Positive and Permanent Relationships. She firmly believes that all students of any species should enjoy the learning process. Focusing on positive reinforcement and clicker training/TAG Teach helps her students succeed while making learning memorable for both humans and their pets.
 
Miranda developed her canine and feline counseling and training skills by mentoring under area behavior consultants. She has over 7 years concentrated experience in applied animal behavior and training.  She is study-a-holic and loves to read anything she can get her hands on about applied animal behavior – learning theory in particular.
 
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).

Email:  Miranda@purrfectpawsabc.com

Laurie Reagan, CPDT-KA

Laurie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed  (CPDT-KA), a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and is approved as an AKC Canine Good Citizen and Puppy S.T.A.R Evaluator.  She is committed to providing solutions to the training needs of Purrfect Paws clients, and actively pursues professional development and continuing education by attending several seminars per year and keeping current on industry literature. 

When not training classes, helping with daycare or playgroups at Purrfect Paws, Laurie volunteers at the Erie County SPCA as a kennel assistant and enrichment program participant and works with her own three dogs and three cats on their education.

Email: Laurie@purrfectpawsabc.com

 

Valarie Singleton, CPDT-KA

Email: Valarie@purrfectpawsabc.com

 

Katie Cherbow

Email: Katie@purrfectpawsabc.com

Dianne Gilleece, ABCDT

Email: Dianne@purrfectpawsabc.com

 

 

 
       
   
 
   

Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center, LLC • 2925 Sheridan Drive • Tonawanda, NY 14150 • Phone: 716.465.6555 • Fax: 716.381.9735