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Rickey Kinley - Head Dog Trainer

29 Years of Experience

  • Rickey helps dogs and their owners deal with a broad spectrum of behavioral problems and issues, ranging from aggression to severe shyness

Cincinnati Zoo

  • Rickey is the creator of an award-winning management program to modify and manage penguin behavior at the zoo. Read the paper.
  • With a 29-year career at the zoo, he has achieved the position of Head Zookeeper.
  • As an instructor, he has facilitated coursework and classes on operant conditioning and training for all the zookeepers, volunteers, and education personnel at the Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Press and Papers

  • Rickey was featured in Cincinnati Magazine for work with animals. Part 2.
  • He has presented and published papers about training animals all over the country and internationally for various companies and animal training organizations.


  • Rickey was elected the 2010 President of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance, an organization of individuals working together and striving to better understand the science of animal behavior. (www.theABMA.org)