Dr. Barbara Pezzanite is an Animal Behavior Society Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), and an adjunct faculty member of Psychology at Farmingdale State College.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages, and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in Animal Behavior, Biopsychology, and Neuropsychology. Dr. Barbara is also a Fear-free certified.

After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Barbara did a two-year residency in the ASPCA’s Animal Behavior Center, conducting behavior consultations with companion animal owners, supervising the Animal Behavior Center’s telephone-based behavior helpline, conducting research studies on shelter dogs to improve their living conditions, and educating and counseling ASPCA volunteers, staff, and adopters on the safe handling of shelter dogs and cats. While at the ASPCA, she was featured on Chanel 2 news, describing Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in dogs and NY1. In 2005, she established Long Island Animal Behavior Consulting Services, providing behavior consulting services for companion animal owners and various Long Island rescue organizations.