Sumridge, Molly

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Instructor - Anthrozoology

MS - Anthrozoology

Molly Sumridge has a Masters of Science in Anthrozoology and a deep passion for examining the interactions people have with animals that are largely taken for granted or misinterpreted. She has been practicing a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant for over 15 years, providing local and remote assistance to owners struggling with problem behavior of their pets. Molly is committed to a vision of making dog training and behavior modification more enjoyable and successful for dog and owner alike. She facilitates this vision by educating future generations of animal professionals. Molly's greatest academic interests include studying canine domestication and non-traditional companion animal relationships.

Since starting her career in training and behavior, Molly has earned over 10 certifications and served the field in numerous ways. She served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, where she has helped shape the profession of animal behavior consulting, volunteered for 8 years as a therapy dog evaluator, volunteer for 5 years as a 4-H dog training instructor, winner of 2019 Best Student Research Poster at the International Society for Anthrozoology conference, and has been a practicing compassion fatigue educator for over 5 years.

Molly grounds her life by surrounding herself with friends and family, her loving husband, patient parrot, and a cast of colorful canine characters. When not teaching her students or working with her clients she can be found in the dog sports rings with her Shibas and New Guinea Singing Dog, doing Canicross on the trails with her Tibetan Mastiff, or in her office finishing her first book on primitive dog ownership and training.