Lindsay Wood

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Wood Brown

Lindsay Wood Brown is a board-certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (ACAAB) by the Animal Behavior Society and holds a Master's degree in Psychology with concentration in Animal Behavior. Lindsay is a Karen Pryor Academy Course Developer and has served as a KPA Faculty member since 2012. She specializes in resolving behavior conditions and consults for animal shelters on the design and implementation of behavior programs, effective modification methods for a range of behavior conditions, and development of robust operational strategies to achieve behavioral health within the shelter.

Lindsay served as the Director of Operations for Lynchburg Humane Society (LHS), an open-admissions animal shelter located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her role at Lynchburg Humane included the oversight of all shelter operations, with a strong focus on behavior and behavior modification to increase the number of animal lives saved and successfully rehomed.

Prior to her role as Director of Operations in Virginia, Lindsay served as the Director of Animal Training and Behavior for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado. She developed Boulder Humane's Training and Behavior Department, including the curriculum for a wide array of positive reinforcement, clicker training classes for community members. Lindsay also developed the organization's comprehensive behavior modification program which focuses on rehabilitating dogs with specific concerns, including food guarding, fearful behavior, body-handling sensitivities, separation anxiety, and dog-dog aggression.


In the years 1997-2004, Lindsay began her training career as a marine mammal trainer in the Florida Keys. She trained and implemented behavior modification techniques for a variety of species, including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions.

Before she entered graduate school, Lindsay attended the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers and received her certification as a Canine Trainer and Behavior Counselor (CTC) with the distinction of class valedictorian. Lindsay continued developing her expertise in animal behavior and positive, reward-based animal training methods by pursuing and attaining her master's degree in psychology with a concentration in animal behavior from Hunter College, NY. In addition to her master’s degree, Lindsay received the Hunter College Graduate Certificate in the Advanced Psychology of Animal Behavior and Conservation, registered with the New York State Education Department. Her graduate thesis research project assessed the benefit of clicker training shelter dogs to facilitate learning, and is featured in Karen Pryor’s book, Reaching the Animal Mind (Scribner, 2009). In 2009, Lindsay graduated from Karen Pryor Academy to become a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)

In 2011, Lindsay became one of 46 people nationwide to be accepted by the Animal Behavior Society as an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (ACAAB). Lindsay joined the faculty of Karen Pryor Academy in 2012.

Services Offered: 
  • Basic Manners and Specialty group training classes
  • "Grumpy Growler" classes for dog-dog reactivity
  • Private training lessons
  • Private behavior consultations for resolution of behavior problems: online and in person
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Lindsay is an associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist dedicated to supporting clients and their pets by designing and implementing science-based behavior modification treatment plans for a variety of behavior concerns including fearful behavior, resource guarding, dog/dog incompatibilities, and handling sensitivities. • Private behavior consultations for resolution of behavior problems • Basic manners group training classes • Specialty classes, including Agility and Control Unleashed • "Grumpy Growler" classes for dog-dog reactivity • Private training lessons
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+1 (804) 317-0634
1211 Old Graves Mill Road
24502 Lynchburg , VA


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6 years 6 months