MEET OUR TEAM
Kelly French-Mitrevski - Owner/Behaviourist
Animal Antics is owned and operated by Kelly French-Mitrevski, BSc, MSc. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, majoring in biology and minoring in psychology, and continued her education at the American College of Applied Science, completing her Master's in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling. Kelly is one of the only animal behaviourists with this level of education in the Windsor-Essex County area and is the first Canadian graduate from the American College of Applied Science. She is also a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and has attended their annual conference in 2011 and 2012.
Kelly has a love for all animals, and a lifetime of experience working with them, from dogs to cats to horses. She currently lives with Mira, a hound mix rescued from a shelter in Ohio (who was pregnant and had 5 puppies in December 2012), Bootso, one of Mira's puppies, and 4 wonderful cats. Prior to opening the new behaviour centre, Kelly worked as an Animal Behaviour Counsellor at the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society, where she helped assess and work with dogs and cats to help increase adoptability and smooth the transition into their forever home. She has also spent time at a local veterinary clinic, providing hands-on experience with dogs and cats everyday. She has been extremely active in a variety of community pet focused events.
Kelly believes in positive, non-aversive animal training and is able to train basic and advanced obedience, as well as correct dysfunctional behaviours in dogs, cats, horses, birds, and small animals. Dysfunctional behaviours include aggression, fears, separation anxiety, litterbox issues, excessive vocalizations, and compulsions.
Kelly is always looking for more educational opportunities to further help you and your pets.
Jayden Mayville- Daycare Attendant and Assistant Trainer.
Jayden started with Animal Antics volunteering in the daycare and officially joined the team in 2016. She is currently works full-time in the daycare and assists with classes-teaching the small puppy group class, and assisting with the Fun & Games and Reactive classes. Before Animal Antics, Jayden volunteered at Woof-a-Roo and Town and Country Veterinary clinic, as well as doing volunteer work at the University of Windsor. Her home has welcomed several foster dogs and helped them find their forever homes.
Jayden currently has a Bachelor degree in Forensic Science with specialization in Biology and will be furthering her education next fall to include canine behaviour.
In the future, she will pursue a Master's in Forensic Veterinary sciences, and hopes to work with working dogs (eg. scent detection, therapy and search and rescue) as well as help dogs that may be considered reactive.
Kaitlyn Fox- Daycare Attendant
Bio coming soon!
Andrea French- Daycare Attendant and Assistant Trainer.
Bio coming soon!