I've personally seen Cari work with countless animals that other people had or would have given up on and saw those animals safely and successfully adopted out into the community. I've also been with her as she objectively made the tough call and determined it would not be ethical for the animal or the community to release an animal from the shelter.
Cari is realistic and empathetic when working with owners and potential adopters and has an amazing bedside manner even when confronted with challenging clients and situations. She looks at the family unit and the home as a holistic ecosystem and doesn't just try to "fix the dog" in isolation when there may be other beneficial changes.
Given her talents, connections in the animal behavioral health community and depth of experience with a variety of animal breeds, behaviors and family settings, Cari is arguably one of the most experienced and qualified animal trainers in the area and I highly recommend her to anyone with questions or specific animal behavior needs."
- James Affeldt, Volunteer, Oshkosh Area Humane Society
"I’ve been involved with Cari Tetzlaff at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society for some time, and was part of a cat behavior class that Cari taught before Covid. I’ve also watched many of her positive-reinforcement training videos and have seen the positive effect she’s had on numerous animal behavioral issues. Cari is an extremely knowledgeable and talented behaviorist. She loves helping animals and the people who care for them. She is compassionate and caring...I highly recommend Cari if you’re looking for help with behavioral issues."
- Cathie Kissinger, Volunteer, Oshkosh Area Humane Society
"I have the utmost respect for Cari. She is a valued resource to the Neenah Animal Shelter. She has a thorough understanding of animal behavior and shares her knowledge in a clear, easy to understand manner. Cari recently completed a series of training sessions for our Neenah Animal Shelter team. Each session was packed with valuable information on how to support animals needing our care in the most fear free, positive manner despite the unique challenges animals face while temporarily in a shelter. I highly recommend you consider Cari for all your animal training needs!"
- Cindy Flauger - Executive Director of Neenah Animal Shelter
"I had the privilege of working with Cari for over a decade and her passion and dedication for helping animals is unparalleled. She is a skilled and self-motivated person as evidenced by her Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner certification and many other educational pursuits. She has a constant drive to always be learning and using her knowledge of proven scientific methods to enhance the relationship between animals and their people. She was a pioneer of sorts at our organization when she first introduced the concepts of positive training several years ago and it has been life-changing for the animals we serve. Her methods put the animal’s unique needs at the forefront and shows how animals learn best when they are feeling comfortable and secure. The knowledge she’s imparted on staff, adopters, and community members has helped countless animals and their families live happier, healthier lives together."
- Joni Geiger, Executive Director, Oshkosh Area Humane Society