Dr. Meghan Herron

Dr. Meghan Herron is the Senior Director of Behavioral Medicine, Education and Outreach at Gigi’s. Prior to her current position she spent over a decade as an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as head of the Behavioral Medicine Service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and became board-certified as diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior after completing a residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. As a published author and seasoned international speaker, she has given lectures and seminars on animal behavior around the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Dr. Herron is the lead editor on the book “Decoding Your Cat” the long-anticipated sequel to “Decoding Your Dog” where the ultimate experts, The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, explain common cat and dog behaviors and reveal how to prevent or change unwanted ones.

Heather Luedecke

Heather Luedecke is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.  She has been seeing clients professionally since 2013.  Heather completed her Master of Science at Bowling Green State University, where she focused on behavioral ecology.  She also studied biology and psychology during her undergraduate degree.  Her work with dogs started in 2007 when she worked with a rural humane society, then she volunteered as the Ohio Representative for Italian Greyhound Rescue for many years – coordinating adoption and intake for the state.  In her time with rescue, she hosted over 100 foster dogs, most with medical or behavior special needs.  She helped both foster and adoptive families resolve behavior concerns with dogs placed in their homes.  This work with homeless dogs led her to choose a career in dog behavior, to help prevent rehoming due to behavior problems.  She loves working with families to help them understand their dog’s behavior.

Breanna Norris

Breanna Norris is a certified trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP). Breanna has been seeing dog training clients since 2013. Before that she was working with horses, first as a farrier and then a training assistant. Breanna has worked training a variety of animals including some of her favorites, cats, chickens, goats, pigs and rats. For several years Breanna taught Animal Training at Unity College in Unity, Maine. Breanna is currently completing her Masters of Science at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in Anthrozoology, with a focus on the relationship between humans and their dogs. Her passion is helping people form a partnership and deep bond with their dog through training and care that lasts a life time. Breanna occasionally fosters dogs and cats that require some special care. Currently Breanna shares her home with two middle aged cats, two mixed breed senior dogs, a very energetic puppy and a patient husband. When she is not training you can find her reading books about training and behavior or hiking in the Maine woods.