Abby Schumacher, B.A. Trainer Supervisor

Abby Hurley - dog and cat trainer in Houston, Texas

Abby Schumacher, B.A., CBCC-KA

Trainer Supervisor

Abby came to Beyond the Dog with an extensive background working with wild and domestic animals. While a student at Southwestern University, she started working in several veterinary facilities, where she boarded and cared for pets. In addition, she conducted animal lab and field research to complete her degree: a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus on Animal Behavior.

Following graduation, Abby relocated to Houston and worked at the Houston Zoo as an intern with the primate department. She then accepted a full-time position at a wildlife park as a zookeeper. There, she provided enrichment/training for many species, including hyenas, toucans, warthogs, and black bears. In addition, she taught educational workshops for kids with toucans, pythons, and more!

Abby lives with her husband, Jes, and their two huskies, Rosie and Romeo. She has played softball since college and also enjoys live music and singing in her spare time!

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