Trish McMillan Loehr
Dog trainer. Canine, feline and equine behavior counselor. Animal behavior nerd.
Trish McMillan Loehr is a certified professional dog trainer and certified dog behavior counselor who holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of Exeter in England. She works with dogs, cats, and horses, and owns Loehr Animal Behavior.
During her seven years with the ASPCA, Trish gained a wide variety of experience in the field of animal behavior. For three years she was the director of the animal behavior department at the ASPCA’s New York City shelter, helping staff, volunteers, and adopters work with animals and make great matches. Trish has also helped assess and rehabilitate animals from cruelty, hoarding, and dogfighting cases, as well as pets rescued from natural disasters. In addition to writing for the ASPCA’s Virtual Pet Behaviorist and other publications, she helped create and present several very popular webinars on dog and cat behavior and handling for the ASPCA Pro website.
Prior to her work with the ASPCA, Trish managed dog daycares, volunteered in animal shelters, taught obedience classes, and took in board-and-train dogs. She has also trained and shown horses in various disciplines, and has begun incorporating clicker training in her equine work. Trish has also worked with cats with behavior problems, and enjoys helping them have more enriched lives through clicker training as well.
Trish and her husband Barry live near Asheville, NC, and currently share their lives with three amazing dogs, an extremely affectionate cat, and a genius horse.