Lori Holmberg, M.A., received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. While working on her Bachelor, she assisted a graduate student in the study of the food preferences of Golden Lion Tamarins at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received her Master of Arts degree in Psychobiology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Lori’s thesis was on the adaptation of 2 tamarin species to semi-free range at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo’s indoor Lied Jungle. She also assisted the Veterinarian and the Reproduction Physiologist at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo in the training of three male gorillas. The research and training resulted in the first test tube gorilla baby. Lori has worked with tamarins, mandrills, gibbons and gorillas. Although Lori loves to work with primates, her heart kept calling her back to domesticated dogs and cats. Her goal is to keep the family pet with its family versus any other alternative as is reasonable.
Animal Expressions, LLC.
Lori is an Animal Behavior Consultant and Dog Obedience Trainer. She started out as a pet sitter in college, then a dog trainer in the 1990's and has been an Animal Behaviorist since 2000. Lori moved to Colorado in 2003 to work with dog and cat behavior problems and dog and cat obedience training, and yes, cats can be trained. She uses positive reinforcement techniques to train and change behavior. Lori's behavior modification and obedience training methods are based on the scientific learning theory for humans and animals. She does not use aversives in her practice.