In the Media: Laura Monaco Torelli

Laura Monaco Torell appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on February 27, 2017, to give tips on walking and walking equipment

Laura Monaco Torell appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on January 25, 2017, to talk about training without punishment

In a new series for WCIU's You & Me This Morning, Laura Monaco Torelli is helping Lola, a rescued pit bull, feel more comfortable around her new adopter's extended family. Watch Part 1, from December 15, 2016.  

Laura Monaco Torelli appeared in two segments on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on October 28, 2016. Watch Part 1, on choosing a Halloween costume for your dog, and Part 2, on Halloween safety.

Laura shared tips on making Halloween safe and happy for dogs at clickertraining.com on October 28, 2016. 

Laura Monaco Torelli and veterinary behaviorist Kelly Ballantyne appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning June 29, 2016, for two segments on helping dogs during thunderstorms and fireworks. Watch Part 1 and Part 2

In May and June 2016, Laura Monaco Torelli was interviewed in the dog*tec Monthly Minute for a two-part series about promoting positive reinforcement training in local media. Read Part 1 and Part 2.  

Laura Monaco Torelli was invited to speak about positive reinforcement training with Steve Dale on WGN radio on April 17, 2016. Listen here

Laura Monaco Torelli wrote about working with cockatiel Larry Bird and his owner to repair their relationship and enable medical care for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, January 4, 2016.

Laura Monaco Torelli wrote about teaching loose leash walking for clickertraining.com, December 10, 2015. 

Laura Monaco Torelli appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on October 22, 2015, to discuss Halloween safety and comfort for dogs.  

Laura Monaco Torelli appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on April 20, 2015, to discuss activities you can do with your dog at home when they can't get as much outside activity as you would like--a timely topic in light of the canine influenza outbreak. 

The American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior shared Laura's video Canine Chin Rest Behavior for Voluntary Injection and Ear Care on the AVSAB blog.

Laura Monaco Torelli appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on January 16, 2015, to discuss training that can ease veterinary care. Special thanks to our demo dogs Luna and Pumpkin and their humans, Susan Kennedy and Heather Cunningham. 

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Laura Monaco Torelli is quoted in Dr. Karen London's article for the Winter 2014 issue of The Bark, "Men, Women & Dog Training: What's Gender Have to Do With It?" 

Laura Monaco Torelli and Dr. John Ciribassi from Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants appeared on WCIU's You&Me This Morning on October 10, 2014, to talk about canine communication. 

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Laura published "How Trainers Make a Difference: Ready...Set...for Groomer and Vet!" in the Fall 2014 issue of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers' Chronicle of the Dog. 

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Continuing education is important to us at Animal Behavior Training Concepts, so Laura Monaco Torelli recently returned to the Shedd Aquarium to attend Ken Ramirez's weeklong professional animal training seminar. She was interviewed about her experience in coverage of the course at the Chicago Tribune

Laura Monaco Torelli wrote about How to Teach Canine Nail Trims With a Team Approach for trainers, dog owners, and vet staff  for clickertraining.com. 

Laura Monaco Torelli and our Ready... Set... for Groomer & Vet program were featured in a TV spot by Dallas dog trainer Michael Baugh on training for veterinary care. 

The American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior shared Laura's article Ready… Set… for Groomer & Vet on the AVSAB blog.

Syndicated pet columnist Steve Dale invited Laura Monaco Torelli to blog about Decoding Your Dog, the new book by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

Laura Monaco Torelli wrote about navigating the holidays with a new or adolescent dog for clickertraining.com. 

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior shared Laura's video "Nail Trims" with its newsletter and blog readers. 

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior shared Laura's video "Training for Chiropractic Care" with its blog readership.

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the professional society for veterinary behaviorists, shared Laura's article "How to Teach Voluntary Blood Draws" with its blog readership.

Laura Monaco Torelli was invited by Steve Dale to answer training questions on WGN's Pet World show on August 31, 2013--but the radio show was preempted for a presidential address, so they recorded this extended podcast instead. 

Canine researcher Julie Hecht at Do You Believe in Dog? blogged about Laura Monaco Torelli's work teaching dogs to accept blood draws and other grooming and veterinary procedures, May 6, 2013. 

Laura Monaco Torelli wrote How to Teach Voluntary Blood Draws: Lessons From Dolphins and Horses Apply to Dogs for clickertraining.com, June 5, 2013. 

Laura Monaco Torelli answered a reader's training question for Steve Dale's May 16, 2013, "My Pet World" column in the Chicago Tribune

Laura Monaco Torelli is quoted in Dog Speak: The Sounds of Dogs, Julie Hecht's article about barking in the spring 2013 issue of The Bark.

Laura Monaco Torelli and Dr. Kelly Ballantyne from Furnetic/Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine discussed the behavioral and medical advantages of choosing the right training equipment on WGN's midday news on January 10, 2013.

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In the January 2013 issue of Clean Run, Dr. Karen London and Laura Monaco Torelli coauthored Be a Better Dog Trainer: Training Lessons From Other Species, about the skills and perspectives they bring to dog training from their work in the zoo and aquarium world. (Click the link to purchase a copy of the magazine, which is not published online.)

Dr. Karen London blogged about Laura Monaco Torelli's "Excellent Training" for The Bark.

Laura Monaco Torelli and Dr. Kelly Ballantyne from Furnetic/Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine demonstrated techniques from our Ready … Set … for Groomer and Vet! program on NBC's morning news on August 19, 2012.

The editors of the Chicago Tribune chose Laura's and Dr. Ballantyne's WGN appearance as a featured video.

Laura and Dr. Kelly Ballantyne appeared on the WGN Midday News to talk to Steve Sanders about training for low-stress vet visits. 

How Trainers Make a Difference: Ready … Set … for Groomer and Vet! by Laura Monaco Torelli: Lessons from marine mammal training on teaching your dog to cooperate in its own care.

Laura Monaco Torelli was invited to answer training questions for Steve Dale's Pet World column.

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Laura Monaco Torelli highlights the roles of learning and canine communication in the daycare environment in Julie Hecht's Dog Daycare: More Than Fun and Games, for the January/February 2012 issue of The Bark. This excellent piece discusses what to consider when considering daycare for your dog.

Laura Monaco Torelli was featured in the TAGteacher Spotlight on the official blog of TAGteach International.

Laura Monaco Torelli shared her guide to best practices for dog trainers when working with clients, fellow professionals, and veterinarians. 

Laura Monaco Torelli was interviewed in September 2011 by clickertraining.com editor Julie Gordon: Never Stop Learning: Laura Monaco Torelli Comes Full Circle.

Laura Monaco Torelli answered readers' questions for Chicagoland Tails: Ask the Trainer with Laura Monaco Torelli

Laura Monaco Torelli is one of several professional trainers interviewed in the Bark article How to Become a Dog Trainer

Wild About Pets podcast with Susan Frank on the Benefits of Positive Dog Training and How to Clicker Train featured Laura Monaco Torelli.

The Quad Cities Dispatch Argus featured Laura Monaco Torelli's consulting work with the keepers at the Niabi Zoo in Training Technique Clicks for Niabi Zookeepers.

Marie Clougher wrote about Laura Monaco Torelli's work with a special musical family and their dog in Making Music Together for clickertraining.com.

Building Behaviors at the Niabi Zoo: Part OnePart Two, and One Year Later by Laura Monaco Torelli for clickertraining.com

The Training Game: A New Perspective by Laura Monaco Torelli

 

Laura Monaco Torelli is one of several professional trainers mentioned in Karen Pryor Academy: What's In It For You? by Casey Lomonaco.

Laura Monaco Torelli, a DePaul alum, was interviewed for DePaul University alumni news.

Laura Monaco Torelli was featured in the South Loop's Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance newsletter.