Feeling stuck, stressed, overwhelmed or plain frustrated?
Wise Whiskers will support you to get relief and long-lasting change.
Wise Whiskers understands that your animal is your best friend - even when their behavior is challenging. Using science-based and force free methods, we will work together to enjoy the best in them again.
If your dog is
lunging, growling, barking
trembling, hiding, pacing
scared of being alone
If your cat is
hissing, growling, swatting
hiding, cowering, scratching things
peeing or pooping in undesirable places
Learn why they are doing what they are doiing
Learn skills (both you and your pet)
So you can
Feel confident walking them or having guests
Know what to do when the unpredictable happens
Have fun with them
Enjoy your refreshed friendship
About the Trainer
Wise Whiskers is a queer-owned business. I am Sam Griffin. My pronouns are they/them/theirs. I live in South Denver with my wife and cat Sushi. Featured in the photo on the right is my late cat Charm who is still my best friend and my best teacher as he was medically and behaviorally very challenging. He is also featured on my arm of cat tattoos.
If I'm not teaching people about the animals in their lives, I am likely teaching people about queerness and LGBTQ inclusivity, playing video games, puzzling or embroidering.
Amongst all things animal behavior, I am passionate about educating people on queerness and how all systems of oppression are interlocked. Anti-oppression and animal welfare are connected! (For amazing information on this, follow Ginger and Kassidi and Rachel Forday).
What species do you see?
Primarily cats and dogs. However, I have experience with rabbits, horses and other exotic animals.
My pet does ____ behavior, can you help?
Probably! I have experience helping with a wide range of behaviors. I specialize in fear, anxiety, compulsive behaviors and aggressive behaviors.
My pet has a bite history, will you see them?
Yes! I will likely recommend working with a Veterinary Behaviorist in conjunction with our sessions for some cases to help maximize our efficacy.
Learn about my certifications:
CBCC-KA (Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed): Requires at least 300 hours of hands-on canine behavior modification and behavior consulting on fear, phobias, compulsive behaviors, anxiety and/or aggression. As of December 2022 there were 474 CBCC-KAs worldwide. Learn more here.
KPA-CTP (Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner): Focuses on both knowledge and skills in training dogs and other species. Learn more on the website.
Elite Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional Cats and Dogs, Fear Free Certified Professional - Equine: "The Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program teaches veterinary healthcare professionals how to eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress for happier patients, more compliant clients, and safer veterinary healthcare teams." Learn more here.