Pet Training and Behavior
Ally joins Beyond the Dog with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked extensively in a research setting. While there, she studied the adoptability of dogs at local humane associations. That’s when she began working on improving obedience skills to increase the potential for adoption. With her degree, Ally has extensive knowledge of the principles of behavior and loves applying those principles to canines and other species.
Furthermore, Ally is currently a doctoral student at the University of Kansas, working toward her Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology. She also has an interest in studying reinforcer preference and how those preferences play into animal training. Additionally, Ally is actively involved in conducting research related to basic behavioral processes with dogs and has presented findings at national conferences throughout the United States.
As a full-time student, Ally spends her downtime exploring new research ideas and finding ways to get the most out of her graduate school experience. She currently lives in Lawrence, where she finds solace in wandering Clinton Lake and stays active through yoga.