Trish holds a master of science degree in animal behavior, and is a certified professional dog trainer, certified dog behavior consultant and associate certified cat behavior consultant. She worked for the ASPCA for nearly 8 years, first as director of animal behavior at its New York City shelter, then helping assess and rehabilitate dogs from cruelty cases, dogfighting and hoarding situations, and researching, writing and presenting on animal behavior topics.
Trish owns Loehr Animal Behavior in North Carolina, where she lives in a tiny house on her farm, Pibble Hill. She is also vice president of behavior and training at Instinct Dog Behavior & Training.
Trish shares her life with two horses, two goats, three dogs, four chickens and two cats. Her professional work includes training and behavior modification work with dogs, cats, and horses. She speaks and consults nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, dog, cat, and horse behavior, dog aggression, and defensive handling.
Trish currently co-chairs the shelter behavior division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and runs their popular online shelter dog behavior mentorship.