My target audience is companion animal owners and caretakers, animal trainers, veterinarian clinics, veterinary technicians, zoo trainers and curators, wildlife rehabilitation education staff and trainers, universities, pet groomers, pet sitters, and those interested in training animals, caring for animals, and modifying and understanding behavior through the least invasive approaches using approaches in Applied Behavior Analysis and positive reinforcement.bp '10 - Version 2

I can travel to your location and give presentations of any length and workshops that last from 1-3 days. If you are interested in hiring me to speak at your location, present via teleconference, give behavior and training demonstrations, or give a workshop, please contact me. Keep an eye on our Events for upcoming presentations here at the center and internationally. My areas of expertise are animal behavior, training, and enrichment.


Lara is now available to speak to clubs, organizations, schools, and universities vie teleconference. If you are interested in arranging a teleconference with her or arranging for training demonstrations via the Internet, please contact her for scheduling and rates.


The Animal Behavior Center
"Visiting The Animal Behavior Center was like a breath of fresh air. Her passion and dedication for providing outstanding care to her animals was reflected in literally every inch of her center. Without a doubt, she has gone above and beyond to ensure that her animals are never without both mental and physical enrichment. The level of care that she provides for her animals should be the standard. While I was at the center, I had the privilege of watching Lara train her animals and mine and it is clear that she is an exceptionally talented trainer. Every interaction she has with her animals, formal training session or not, is flexible and focused on creating an environment in which they are comfortable and empowered.
As a future veterinary behaviorist, I aspire to reach Lara's level of finesse, expertise, and thoughtfulness in every aspect of animal training and husbandry. She is truly in it for the animals."