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COLLABORATION IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR ANIMALS THAT ARE

AWESOME

Available for Virtual and In Person Coaching

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About Cassie

Awesome Animal Solutions was founded by Cassie to offer the most positive, least intrusive effective solutions to anyone looking to help their animals reach their fullest potential. All animals are unique and awesome creatures, with inspiring behaviors and adaptations. Whether looking for guidance with a companion animal or training animals or staff for educational programs, AAS can meet your needs.

 

Cassie Malina has been training people and animals professionally worldwide for over 20 years.

 

After graduating with High Distinction from the Pennsylvania State University, Cassie joined the animal training team at Natural Encounters, Inc. During her 22 years with NEI, she produced and performed in free flight bird shows across the country. She performed in free flight bird shows at Disney's Animal Kingdom since the park's inception through April 2020. As the Director of Staff Development, Cassie grew a community of animal trainers and caregivers. She also instructed on the art and science of animal training at numerous workshops, seminars, lectures, webinars and presentations across the country. Cassie has consulted on animal programs across the US and abroad. 

Cassie has been coaching animal caregivers independently since 2000. She maintains her CPBC certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) since 2015 and her CPBT-KA certification from the International Avian Trainers Certification Board (IATCB) since 2013, and she completed Dr. Susan Friedman, Ph.D.'s Living and Learning Course. Cassie has been an active member of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) since 1998 and has been an Executive Board Member since 2004. In 2020, the IAATE presented Cassie with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Cassie grew up in the Hudson River Valley in New York. She was an only child, her best friends being two Afghan Hounds she grew up with as well as the cats in the neighborhood. Her most cherished memories always involved animals and animal behavior. 

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Services

  • Phone, Email, Video, Video Chat, Virtual Training Sessions

    1 hr 30 min
    150 US dollars
  • Collaborate in person with your animal

    1 hr 30 min
    200 US dollars
  • Team collaboration for animal facilities

    40 hr
    Prices Vary
  • Limited Time PUPPY Discount Available

    4 hr 30 min
    $450
  • Discounts Available for Multi-Session Packages

    1 hr 30 min
    Prices Vary
 
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Bitesize Behavior Series

I am OVER THE MOON excited to be embarking on an international adventure with Nicky Plaskitt of Shaping Behaviour. We have been friends and colleagues for many years and are both passionate about sharing information to help others give their animals the best lives possible. With a combined 40+ years of experience, our Bitesize Behaviour Series will focus on the topics that matter most to YOU!

We hope you'll join us for our Observable Behavior session on Thursday, September 1 at 2pm EST on Zoom.

 

Sign up at: 

https://shapingbehaviour.com/workshops

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Bitesize Behavior Series

I am OVER THE MOON excited to be embarking on an international adventure with Nicky Plaskitt of Shaping Behaviour. We have been friends and colleagues for many years and are both passionate about sharing information to help others give their animals the best lives possible. With a combined 40+ years of experience, our Bitesize Behaviour Series will focus on the topics that matter most to YOU!

We hope you'll join us for our Husbandry Training session on Thursday, October 6 at 2pm EST on Zoom.

 

Sign up at: 

https://shapingbehaviour.com/workshops

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Bitesize Behavior Series

I am OVER THE MOON excited to be embarking on an international adventure with Nicky Plaskitt of Shaping Behaviour. We have been friends and colleagues for many years and are both passionate about sharing information to help others give their animals the best lives possible. With a combined 40+ years of experience, our Bitesize Behaviour Series will focus on the topics that matter most to YOU!

We hope you'll join us for our From Tethered to Free-lofted 6 Session Series on Thursday, at 2pm EST on Zoom on November 3, November 17, December 1, December 15, and December 29, 2022, and January 12, 2023

 

Sign up at: 

https://shapingbehaviour.com/workshops

Parrot Kindergarten 
Monthly Workshop

Join us on the third Tuesday of EVERY month at 4pm EST on Zoom for a webinar on a variety of topics related to living harmoniously with parrots. We explore all things parrot and discuss how we can provide the highest welfare for our feathered family members.

Past topics include managing fear and aggression, teaching step ups, syringe, carrier, towel, harness and so much more!

 

These workshops are free for PK members and available for non-members as well. Check out the Awesome Animal Solutions Facebook page for detailed information on this month's topic. We hope to see you there!

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ZAA Annual Conference

Zoological Association of America's 2022 Annual Conference

Cassie will be speaking at the upcoming ZAA Annual Conference about a Holistic Approach to Bird Care and Behavior. 

The conference will be held on November 29 - December 2, 2022 at the Delta by Marriott in Mesa, Arizona. 

For more information, visit https://zaa.org/annual-conference

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IAATE Annual Conference

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International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators 2023 Annual Conference

Cassie will be attending the upcoming IAATE Annual Conference. 

The conference will be held on February 15 - 18, 2023 at the Wyndham Orlando International Drive Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

For more information, visit https://iaate.org/iaate-conference/iaate-conference and select "2023 IAATE Conference" from the dropdown menu.