Dorene Olson: animal behavior consultant and trainer

My name is Dorene Olson, and I am a local animal behavior consultant and animal trainer.  I am a friend of Doug Miner; we met each other through a local chicken group that we both belong to. 

I am a chicken keeper and backyard agriculture enthusiast and am eager to connect with others through Doug’s wonderful blogs. In my daily work I see many different and interesting cases that I look forward to sharing with you.

One of my recent behavior cases was an African Crested Porcupine, who lives with a miniature house pig, and I spent New Year’s Eve with my Canada goose management working Border Collie, Quill, at a friend’s house who just has adopted two house rabbits who hopped all around the house.

If you don’t know the House Rabbit Society, we have a local chapter of this national organization.  It is well worth looking into http://www.hrsmostl.org/. Even if you don’t want to foster or adopt, there are many other ways of donating to rescue, and get to know a rescue bunny!

I’ll check in soon!

Editor: Dorene is happy to take any questions regarding animal behavior of any sort.

4 thoughts on “Dorene Olson: animal behavior consultant and trainer

  1. Thank you Dorene for mentioning the house rabbit society! It’s a very useful and awesome organization that is sadly, not well known. I have two bunnies that were adopted from them and my bunnies and I are members also! I appreciate you brining their name into the spotlight!

  2. Every day is a different day for me and it keeps me humble – many times I have to scratch my head and say: “gee, I’ve never seen that before!”. But a sound base in cognitive behavioural psychology and knowledge of animal behaviour usually sorts things out, along with a good dose of creativity!

    See that add right next to this post? I have a very dear turkey friend in South Africa who uses the term “picking” when she goes out antique hunting. I had never heard that before and thought it was a South African term. Apparently not. Such a small world, but for me, all connected through animals.

  3. I am very excited to have read this post and will be promoting The House Rabbit Society. I am an animal advocate and love reading and knowing about people like Dorene.