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.

Alexis Diavelli

Alexis Diavelli started their career in dog training in 2018 as an assistant training at Delighted Dog Training Academy, learning under Heather Luedecke.  They completed the CATCH Dog Trainers Academy Basics Pro course.   Alexis is a certified Puppy Start Right Instructor with Karen Pryor Academy and has completed the Fear Free Shelter Program. Alexis has had opportunities to work hands on with a wide variety of dogs (and other animals) in many contexts, including positions in dog daycare and boarding facilities, grooming salon, pet sitting, in dog shelters and as a vet assistant.  Alexis grew up riding and training horses through the United States Pony Club where they achieved a C2 Certification.  Alexis and their miniature Australian Shepherd, Hermes enjoy training in agility and long hikes.  Alexis continues to learn a lot by helping Hermes working through his own reactive and fearful behaviors. Their favorite part of training is seeing the bond between a person and dog grow, as they have fun and learn to understand each other.