The Training Team

The training team at Animal Behavior Training Concepts has more than 50 years of combined experience in fun, effective, humane training methods, applied across multiple species.

We are certified and/or professional members of some of the most respected training and animal-care organizations. 

We are lifelong learners. Continuing education is very important to us and we stay up to date by regularly attending seminars and conferences.

 And last but not least, we are pet owners who love our animals and want the best for them, just like you!

Meet the Trainers

Click on each team member's name to read a bio.  

LAURA MONACO TORELLI
Training Director and Founder
Karen Pryor Academy Faculty, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, TAGteach Level 2, CGC Evaluator

Read testimonials for, press about, and articles by Laura Monaco Torelli. 

KIKI YABLON
Training Manager

KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, TAGteach Primary, CGC Evaluator 

Read testimonials about and articles by Kiki Yablon. 

ANDREW BALLANTYNE
Trainer
KPA CTP, CGC Evaluator

Collaborations

We hold group classes at Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois2242 W. Harrison, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60612.

Animal Behavior Partners is a collaboration between Laura Monaco Torelli and John Ciribassi DVM, DIpl. ACVB, of Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants. It is designed to simplify the process of finding behavioral help for pet owners and their veterinarians.