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Miranda K. Workman, MS, CCBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA

Address: Amherst, NY 14226


Tel: 716-465-5877

Professional info

As an Animal Behavior and Training Professional, I focus on skills that allow me to teach two species (or more) at one time. I regularly use my instruction skills to coach humans to understand their non-human companions, including how to communicate with them in a clear, concise way. Learning theory is a staple in my toolbox wherein I primarily use positive reinforcement based training to teach skills to non-human animals. Behavior evaluations employ problem solving skills with particular emphasis on behavior analysis. Public speaking is a strength that is demonstrated by the various venues and topics on which I have presented for small community groups to national audiences, including my TedXBuffalo Talk. As an Anthrozoologist, I analyze relationships between the human and non-human animals of the world. This includes designing and completing anthrozoological research. As an Educator, I seek to provide my students with important skills in ethology, critical thinking and problem solving.

Relevant Experience

Jackson Galaxy Foundation (October 2015-current): Educator, Shelter Cat Training Program

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (February 2015-current): Chair, Cat Division; Mentor, Principles & Practice Course

Darwin's Dogs (January 2015-current) Member, Animal Behavior Expert Panel

TedXBuffalo (October 2014): Collateral Damage in the War on Animal Homelessness

Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (2013): Speaker, Cats in ContextAdoption Through Successful Rehabilitation and Enrichment 

Western New York Science Forum (2011): Speaker: Nature and Nurture

Mini Vet School sponsored by Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society

     (2010): Speaker: Feline Behavior, Training and Enrichment

     (2014): What's Science Got to Do With It?

Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo (2009): Speaker: Successful Feline Behavior and Rehabilitation

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. (2007-2011): Director, President of the Board, Public Liaison, Certification Exam Lead Item Reviewer, Certification Exam Reviewer, Chair, Exam committee, Exam Developer for the CBCC-KA Exam

All About Dog Daycare by Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA: Guest Editor Chapter One

Expert Witness in multiple jurisdictions regarding animal behavior and sheltering

Relevant Work Experience

Certified Animal Behavior Consultant (CABC)

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA)

Certified Behavior Consultant Canine -Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA)

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Reiki Master

TAG Teach Primary Level Certified


BA, The Ohio State University 

MS Anthozoology, Canisius College

Professional Memberships

2010 - present

2010 - present

Relevant Research

Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center, LLC (2004-current) Behavior Specialist, President

Hornell Area Humane Society (2015 February-June) Shelter Consultant

Medaille College (2016-current) Adjunct Professor (Applied and Social Sciences)

Canisius College (2011-current) Adjunct Professor (Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation), Researcher (Canisius Canine Research Team)

Medaille College (2016 January - current) Adjunct Professor (Applied and Social Sciences)

Laura's Critter Care (2013-current) Pet Sitter

SPCA Serving Erie County (2008-2015) Behavior Specialist

Canine Splash (2012-2014) Director of Training


For more information about Miranda's Research, click here.


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