Naomi Rotenberg, she/her, is the owner of Praiseworthy Pets and focuses on the cat-dog interspecies relationship. She helps pet clients all over the world enjoy a household where the cats and dogs coexist safely and peacefully. She also provides coaching for other pet professionals who want another pair of eyes on their cat-dog cases.
Naomi is a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner and received her Masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation from Hunter College. She is also a licensed Family Paws Parent educator (because in addition to cats and dogs, she likes human kids too)!
She hosts her own podcast – “It’s Training Cats and Dogs!” – where she interviews other pet professionals about how they use their expertise to manage their own multi-species households. She also answers cat-dog related questions from her listeners.
Naomi loves to bust myths about cats and dogs living together, bringing awareness to the fact that a cat-dog problem can’t always be resolved by just “training the dog to leave the cat alone”.
She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two human children, and two old, cranky, furry dudes – Rio the domestic shorthair and Uri the mini American Eskimo dog, who have been coexisting since 2013.