Susan Brown

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First Name: 
Susan
Last Name: 
Brown
Summary: 

Dr. Susan Brown is the owner of The Behavior Connection, a business devoted to empowering people and animals of all species through the science of behavior and the art of training. Dr. Brown has been an exotic animal veterinarian for 40 years, and has seen the need to heal animal minds and emotions through environmental and behavioral enrichment. She has also seen the need for appropriate and positive training that empowers animals to regain some control over their lives.

The Behavior Connection offers a variety of educational opportunities that teach animal caregivers how to understand, solve, and prevent behavioral problems. Other offerings help pet owners strengthen the communication and the bond with their charges. We welcome caregivers of any species of animal, including, but not limited to, parrots, rabbits, ferrets, camelids, goats, chickens, rodents, reptiles, fish, dogs, and cats.

Bio: 

Dr. Susan Brown is a well-known exotic animal veterinarian. After selling her practice, Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital, in 2004, she decided to spend the next five years studying animal behavior, applied behavior analysis, and positive methods of training.

During her 40 years as an exotic animal veterinarian, Dr. Brown saw the need to not only heal animal bodies, but their minds and emotional states as well. She worked with rescues that covered a wide range of species of animals and noted that the most common reason people gave up their pets was for behavior problems. Dr. Brown studied behavior science and applied behavior analysis and learned effective and humane training methods. She is a proud November, 2010 graduate of Karen Pryor Academy.

In 2010, Dr. Brown started a new business, The Behavior Connection, devoted to empowering people and animals through the science of behavior and the art of training. She has personally trained a wide variety of species, including her own menagerie that includes dogs, cats, parrots, doves, rats, tortoises, camelids, chickens, ducks, and goats. Her goal with The Behavior Connection is to empower people to set up appropriate environments for their animals, to observe and understand behavior and how to modify it, and to communicate with their animals in a manner that prevents future behavior problems from developing. It is Dr. Brown’s wish that graduates of her classes form a supportive network, regardless of the species under their care, to work with each other to the betterment of the lives of the animals with which they live.

Services Offered: 

The Behavior Connection offers classes in behavior science, behavior modification, and training for caregivers of any species of animal. Hands-on training classes for pets of a variety of species are offered by The Behavior Connection at a training facility. There are drop-in groups available as well, covering behavior modification and training.

Dr. Brown provides behavior consultations for many species of animals, as well as in-home private or semi-private training sessions within a 60-mile radius of Chicago.

Services Offered Summary: 
The Behavior Connection offers classes in behavior science, behavior modification, and training for caregivers of any species of animal. Dr. Brown provides behavior consultations for many species of animals, as well as in-home private or semi-private training sessions within a 60-mile radius of Chicago.
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (630) 557-9861
Location: 
60601 Chicago (West) , IL

History

Member for
7 years 8 months