Leslie McDevitt

Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT-KA (she/her) is the author of the internationally popular Control Unleashed series of books and DVDs. Her books have been translated into many languages, and she has helped people all over the world learn how to use her science-based methods to help companion, performance, and working dogs learn how to function optimally without stress in very challenging environments. For close to twenty years, Leslie's methods have empowered diverse populations of dogs--companion dogs, shelter dogs, competitive performance dogs, K9 SAR and detection dogs, therapy dogs, and more. If you have a dog that worries about stuff that happens—other dogs, people, noises, the unexpected–or you are a giant behavior nerd that is interested in counter conditioning with an operant base using  startbutton behaviors--Leslie has lots of tools for you.  Leslie has taught all over the world, and is especially proud of her roles as a Clicker Expo Speaker and consultant for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. She is also very proud of her ever-growing number of CCUIS, Certified Control Unleashed Instructors. Leslie lives outside of Philadelphia with children, dogs, cats, a bunny, and a pony. And a husband.