About Dr. Wan

Meet Michele Wan, PhD, CAAB

Dr. Wan works with Fairfield County, CT families to successfully teach dogs of any age to be well-mannered, well-adjusted companions. She can help with basic training for puppies and adult dogs, as well as with behavioral concerns.


Dr. Wan is one of only about 50 Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAABs) worldwide.


Dr. Wan has more than 15 years of experience working with dog owners in Fairfield County, Connecticut.


Dr. Wan is a Fear Free Certified Professional and utilizes positive reinforcement to train dogs.


Dr. Wan has a doctorate in psychology focused on animal behavior from Columbia University.


Dr. Wan regularly receives referrals from veterinarians in Fairfield County, CT.


Dr. Wan has published in peer-reviewed journals like Applied Animal Behaviour Science and PLoS ONE.

What is a CAAB?

Since 2012, Michele has been a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), approved by the Board of Professional Certification of the Animal Behavior Society. This requires:

  • Advanced degrees with coursework in areas such as animal behavior, comparative psychology, neuroscience, evolution, genetics, and principles of learning
  • At least five years of professional experience
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and case studies in applied animal behavior

Ready to work with Dr. Wan?