Tiana C. Daniels, CVT, KPA CTP, is a behavior technician and trainer at Veterinary Behavior at Illinois. She has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for one year.
Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is.
Help pet owners and their pets through positive reinforcement training and behavior modification.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is helping clients realize that there is no limit on what their pet can learn if they have the proper tools to teach them.
Complete this sentence: My most memorable day at work was….
My most memorable day at work was when a client—who was told that her dog was untrainable—was able to teach her pet to lay down on a mat while waiting for her turn in the clinic lobby. I walk up front to see a calm little corgi wait on her mat completely focused on her owner. I was so happy for her and all of the progress that she made.
What would your coworkers be surprised to learn about your life outside of work?
In my spare time, I do a lot of research on African-American history and family history.
Do you have any pets?
I have a guinea pig named Payton. In the photo is my boxer/pitbull mix named Dakota who recently passed. Dakota was a special dog that taught me a lot when working through her day to day challenges. She will be dearly missed.