Amy Haycox
 

Amy Haycox is a 3D Dog certified canine behaviorist and dog trainer located in Birmingham, Alabama. 

 

She is a graduate of the University of Texas Arlington. A life-long passion for animals began at 5 years of age riding horses.

 

During this time, Amy developed a myriad of specialized skills working with large and small exotic animals with a focus on carnivore training.

 

These included: Black Bear, Foxes, Otters, Horses, and now dogs!

Amy's compassionate teaching style and knowledge about canine behavior and cognition is the perfect resource for families looking to improve their human / canine relationship. 

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EDUCATION

  • University of Texas at Arlington

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

3D Dog Certified Canine Behaviorist 2021

  • Canine behavior modification and training

  • Anxiety disorder rehabilitation​

  • Skills development

  • Relationship-based training

  • Cognitive-behavioral consultation

  • Service and therapy dog training​

 

Birmingham Zoo – Children’s Zoo Animal Care

Professional II,  2018 – 2021

  • Primary trainer for a diverse variety  mammals, reptiles and avids.

  • Point keeper for Black Bears, Foxes, and Sandhill Cranes. 

  • Head of the Zoo’s Enrichment Committee

  • Developed animal care and enrichment protocols

  • Spoke about animals in the collection to guests​​​​​

  • Trained a variety of large and small exotic animals

    • Foxes, Otters, Bears, domestic livestock

    • Trained several behaviors including crating, voluntary blood draw, injection training, brushing teeth.

 

Other Experience

  • Veterinary Assistant

  • Horse riding instructor

    • Trained 50+ horses for daily riding / under-saddle to suit client needs

    • Competitive eventing rider

    • Competitive horse show judge

  • Trained horses basic ground manners ​

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