Who We Are

Dog and Company provides behavior consulting and education for pet owners, educational institutions, shelters and private companies. Behavior consulting services are provided by Crista Coppola PhD, CAAB. Dr Coppola is a Board Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and a member of CoreCAAB.

For more information on what a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist is click here.

Dr Coppola obtained her PhD from Colorado State University under the guidance of Temple Grandin PhD. Her Dissertation work focused on improving adoption success of shelter dogs while reducing their stress level. Dr. Coppola received her MS in Animal Sciences from the University of Arizona and her BS in Zoology from North Carolina State University.

After receiving her PhD she completed a 2 year fellowship at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City, New York. Following her fellowship she was asked to continue her work at the ASPCA as their Lifeline Behaviorist.

Most recently Dr. Coppola has returned home to the Southwest to offer her services to private pet owners. She specializes in the treatment of behavior problems in dogs, cats and horses in Southern Arizona. We are not scheduling in-home appointments in Las Vegas at this time.

Dr. Coppola lives in North Tucson with her family (2 footed and 4 footed).

Click here to view current CV

Physiology & Behavior
Journal Of Applied Animal Welfare Science


Dog and Company also provides shelter consulting services, including technical support, crystal reports, operations and marketing. Shelter consulting services are provided by Jason Smith BS, MBA.

Bio coming soon!

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