Laura Monaco Torelli in the media
Laura Monaco Torelli talked husbandry training with Hannah Branigan for Episode 51 of her podcast, Drinking From the Toilet. Writes Hannah: "This week Laura Monaco Torelli and I talk about husbandry in the dog training world, and it turns out it’s not ENTIRELY about teaching dogs to trim their own nails (though that could be part of it). During our conversation, we talked about exactly what 'husbandry' means, and how we can work it into our training routines without a whole lot of effort and time commitment, we also talked about how she gets her pet clients to buy in and participate in husbandry training solutions, and a few other little tips and tricks, like using behavioral momentum to make hard stuff easier and the training sessions more fun."
Laura Monaco Torelli wrote about working with cockatiel Larry Bird and his owner to repair their relationship and enable medical care for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, January 4, 2016.
Laura Monaco Torelli appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on April 20, 2015, to discuss activities you can do with your dog at home when they can't get as much outside activity as you would like--a timely topic in light of the canine influenza outbreak.
Laura Monaco Torelli appeared on WCIU's You & Me This Morning on January 16, 2015, to discuss training that can ease veterinary care. Special thanks to our demo dogs Luna and Pumpkin and their humans, Susan Kennedy and Heather Cunningham.
Continuing education is important to us at Animal Behavior Training Concepts, so Laura Monaco Torelli recently returned to the Shedd Aquarium to attend Ken Ramirez's weeklong professional animal training seminar. She was interviewed about her experience in coverage of the course at the Chicago Tribune.
Laura Monaco Torelli and Dr. Kelly Ballantyne from Furnetic/Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine discussed the behavioral and medical advantages of choosing the right training equipment on WGN's midday news on January 10, 2013.
In the January 2013 issue of Clean Run, Dr. Karen London and Laura Monaco Torelli coauthored Be a Better Dog Trainer: Training Lessons From Other Species, about the skills and perspectives they bring to dog training from their work in the zoo and aquarium world. (Click the link to purchase a copy of the magazine, which is not published online.)
Laura Monaco Torelli and Dr. Kelly Ballantyne from Furnetic/Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine demonstrated techniques from our Ready … Set … for Groomer and Vet! program on NBC's morning news on August 19, 2012.
Steve Dale featured Laura Monaco Torelli alongside Kathy Sdao and Chris Dignan on his Pet World WGN Radio Petcast: "Dolphin Trainers Go to the Dogs."
Laura Monaco Torelli was featured in the South Loop's Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance newsletter.