Welcome to Revolution Animal Behaviour Consulting and Training. My name is Erica Cheung and I lead the team at Revolution Animal Behaviour. I am a Fear Free® Certified Animal Trainer and animal welfare advocate with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta. My formal education includes advanced study in comparative psychology, animal behaviour, and animal welfare. I also hold a graduate teaching certificate. Currently, I am developing my skills as a behaviourist by completing a Master of Science degree in clinical animal behaviour from the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Dr. Karen Overall MA, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVB. When I am not studying, I am working with clients to strengthen the human-animal bond and resolve behaviour issues through scientific evidence based, humane training techniques. I integrate my education and experience to implement effective behaviour modification, and to help others understand their animal’s needs.
In addition to my education, my experience in animal behaviour and welfare includes contribution to many research projects in animal behaviour and learning as a student and as a research assistant. I have been an invited speaker at the Alberta SPCA animal welfare conference, published articles on pet care in national magazines, and have been president/training director of Alberta Schutzhund Club (a group that practices and promotes positive training in tracking, obedience, and protection) for over half a decade. I also devote my time to equitation and hunter/jumper sport with my horses.
My particular interests as a behaviourist are in dog reactivity and anxiety, and building a strong foundation for puppies in order to prevent future behaviour problems. I am also interested in parrot and small animal behaviour. An emerging area of my work is also in Equine behaviour problems and using scientific evidence based techniques to address behaviour issues. In addition to my graduate education, I regularly attend conferences, seminars, and classes to continue improving my teaching skills and methods. I stay up-to-date on the latest animal behaviour science research and apply this knowledge to work with clients.