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Lindsay Parenti, M.A.

Associate Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, Director of Program Development, Hearts of Gold Service Dogs

Lindsay Parenti  Lindsay Parenti earned her Master’s degree in Applied  Behavior Analysis and is currently working toward  completion of a Ph.D. in Human-Animal Interactions.  Lindsay developed and currently teaches four courses in  West Virginia University’s Animal Sciences department  that teach students how to train service dogs and  visitation therapy dogs. Lindsay also works part time  as an independent pet behavior consultant for Pet  Behavior Change, LLC.


Lindsay has several publications and presentations related to dog training and assistance animals and is looking forward to continuing research in this area. Lindsay is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator, certified to administer the Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine (an advanced level of CGC), and Urban Canine Good Citizen evaluations. Lindsay is an Associate Certified Animal Behavior Consultant in the Dog Division through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is a Morgantown native and currently shares her home with her beloved 17-year-old Beagle mix, Merlot, and her 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever (a “failed” service dog), Mocha.


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