Eric Louis is an expert in dog behavior and training. He is a past President of the CNYSPCA and has taught The Mind of the Dog course at Cazenovia College. His graduate research focuses on communication between dogs and people. He has completed observations of the captive wolf pack at Wolf Park, Battleground, Indiana. He has presented research in dogs’ abilities in interpreting human vocal emotions at both the National Conference of the Animal Behavior Society and the International Society for Anthrozoology. He has been an invited seminar presenter at the New York State Association of Animal Health Technicians, a guest lecturer at the Animal Behavior class at Binghamton University, and an invited speaker at several kennel clubs, training organizations, and humane societies. He also developed and co-presented the Pets Are Good Therapy seminar at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica, and developed and implemented pet therapy programs at the Benjamin Rush Psychiatric Center and the Jewish Home of Central New York.
Eric and his dogs have competed in agility, obedience, tracking, and confirmation in the United States and Canada (AKC, CKC). He and his dogs have received multiple High in Trials and have completed multiple titles including Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent, Utility Dog, Tracking Dog, Masters Agility, Masters Jumpers with Weaves, the Schutzund II degree, National Ranking for Belgian Sheepdogs, and the Dog World Magazine Award of Canine Distinction.
Through Seven Valley Pet Services, Eric Louis has provided people and their pets with the highest quality training and behavior services since 1982.