Lindsay Wood

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Wood Brown

Lindsay Wood Brown is a board-certified Associate 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.

Lindsay specializes in resolving behavior conditions with a focus on resource guarding, fearful behavior, and dog/dog incompatibilities. Lindsay offers coaching and 1:1 mentorship opportunities for behavior consultants and trainers. She 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 addition to her master’s degree in Animal Behavior, 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). 

Services Offered: 
  • Shelter consulting focused on operational strategies to maintain behavioral health, develoment of behavior programs and teams, and behavior modification stragegies within the shelter environment
  • Coaching and 1:1 mentorships for behavior consultants and trainer
  • Behavior consultations for resolution of behavior conditions: online and in person
Services Offered Summary: 
Lindsay is an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist dedicated to supporting shelters, behavior consultants, and individual clients and their pets by designing and implementing science-based behavior modification treatment plans for a variety of behavior conditions. Lindsay specializes in resource guarding, fearful behavior, and dog/dog incompatibilities.
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+1 (804) 317-0634
23059 Glen Allen , VA


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