Working

The “How Does an Animal Behavior Specialist Work?” Edition

Meet the trainer trying to help dogs overcome years of abuse.

Victoria-Wells.

Victoria Wells.

Photo by Stacey Axelrod/ASPCA

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In this week’s episode of Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson talks to Victoria Wells, an animal behavior specialist for the ASPCA in Manhattan. Wells explains the strategies she uses to help dogs overcome behavioral problems stemming from years of abuse and what happens when a dog is incapable of being trained. Also, she talks about the stigma surrounding pit bulls and how her job has changed the way she thinks about people.

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