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

Address: Amherst, NY 14226

E-mail: mkw@mirandakworkman.com

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.


Miranda K. Workman


Scientific Mind. 

Expert Hand.

Compassionate Heart.


Telephone : ​716-465-5877

Email : mkw@mirandakworkman.com

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Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center, LLC.



Any information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for individualized care from an animal behavior and training professional.