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Rickey Kinley - Head Dog Trainer

  • Has trained dogs for over 30 years, dealing with a broad spectrum of behavioral problems and issues, ranging from aggression to severe shyness.
  • Successfully worked with programs and published involving elephants, polar bears, birds, and many other zoo animals.
  • Created and implemented an award-winning behavior management program for training penguins at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Has instructed coursework and classes on operant conditioning and training for all the zookeepers, volunteers, and education personnel at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
  • Achieved the title Head Zookeeper for over a 29-year career at the Cincinnati
  • Featured in Cincinnati Magazine for work with zoo animals.
  • Has presented and published papers about training animals all over the country and internationally for various companies and animal training organizations.
  • 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)
Ricky with his doploma and many animal freinds drawing

Rickey Kinley, animal trainer