June 5, 2023

#48 - Lili Chin: Behind the Scenes with Doggie Drawings

This week, we are joined by Lili Chin, the illustrator behind Doggie Language and Kitty Language, and our Pet Enrichment Categories poster. Even if you’re not familiar with her name, you’ve likely seen one of Lili’s illustrations if you’ve spent some time down the dog training rabbit hole. She started off with the Boogie illustrations- her Boston Terrier at the time- and now illustrates all sorts of animals! We’ve been using her infographics for years to help teach our clients and we’re so excited that we got to sit down and chat with her.
In this episode, you’re going to hear Emily and Lili talk about:
  • How familiarity makes observation easier
  • An intersection of expertises
  • Penguins 
  • Staring obsessively at your pets

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Meet the Guest

Lili Chin

Lili Chin is a self-employed artist. Since 2008, she has been providing custom illustration and a catalog of art products for sale.  Lili Chin’s dog behavior infographics have become a popular tool for dog training professionals, veterinarians, behaviorists, and welfare groups who advocate for humane animal training methods. Her first illustrated gift book – Doggie Language – was published by Summersdale in October 2020, and has been translated to sixteen languages, and her newest book, Kitty Language  will be published by Ten Speed Press in June 2023. Lili Chin is Malaysia-born and currently lives in Los Angeles with two rescued cats.

Meet the Hosts

Allie pic with Oso

Allie Bender, CDBC, CPDT-KA, SBA

Allie Bender is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed, and a Shelter Behavior Affiliate. She has been in the animal welfare industry since 2006 and professionally training since 2012. She is the founder and co-owner of Pet Harmony, co-author of Canine Enrichment for the Real World, and a national speaker.

While in the animal sheltering industry, Allie realized that her passion lied in helping pets with maladaptive behaviors. Specifically, she wanted to help prevent animals with rehabilitatable problems from being euthanized. She loves working with dogs and cats displaying stranger danger, resource guarding, and leash reactivity. Her favorite thing about working with pets and their people is seeing relationships grow and seeing harmonious households develop.


Emily Strong, CDBC, SBA

Emily Strong is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Shelter Behavior Affiliate. She has been in the animal welfare industry since 1990 and has been a behavior consultant since 2008. She is the co-owner of Pet Harmony, co-author of Canine Enrichment for the Real World, and a national speaker. 

Emily started working with animals at a young age and struggled with the notion that you have to hurt, scare, or intimidate animals to help them. When she discovered the behavior sciences and learned that it wasn’t necessary to do so– that we can care for emotional, mental, and physical health simultaneously– she plunged headfirst into animal behavior. Emily loves helping current and prospective behavior professionals and working with pet parents through our in-depth services. She enjoys working with all species.

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