Overview:  Dr. Woof's shadowing opportunities allow individual's interested in animal behavior an opportunity to learn more about pet behavior consulting and/or accumulate experience hours needed for certain certifications.

Shadowing opportunities are designed for college students or college graduates interested in learning more about the implementation of applied behavior analysis with domestic dogs. They are open to veterinary students or graduates, non-veterinary graduates with a minimum Bachelor’s degree in any field of study, and undergraduates currently majoring in Psychology, Biology, Zoology, or other related field.


Shadowing provides the following opportunities:


  1. Observing Dr. Woof as she conducts behavioral assessments and implements behavior plans with families whose dogs or cats are experiencing behavior problems or training deficits.

  2. Discussing the behavior plan rationale for these cases with Dr. Woof.

  3. Participating in behavioral intervention development and implementation.


Those interested in shadowing must be able to attend cases on Dr. Woof's schedule in the Morgantown area and must provide their own transportation to clients’ homes. Sessions are held Monday-Friday evenings and Saturdays during the day.


Shadowing opportunities are available in packages of four cases. Each case typically involves 4 sessions in the client’s home or in the community over the course of approximately 2 months. 



Observation of four behavioral cases: $300.00

Approximate hours: 20-25


Observation of eight behavioral cases: $550.00

Approximate hours: 40-45


Shadowing Opportunities