Vivian Zottola MS, CBCC, CSAT,


Research Associate

Vivian strives to incorporate her philosophy of using mindful, kind and proven dog training methods when teaching people and their pet dogs to communicate. She specializes in behavior modification training working with veterinarians to provide pet dog owners in home training for a wide range of relationship issues including reactivity and aggression due to fear, anxiety and stress. Additionally, Vivian offers workplace educational training and safety programs and customized presentations for dog owners and care takers to aid in the prevention of behavior challenges from developing 

In addition to managing a private practice ​Vivian is a

  • Graduate Student in Anthrozoology Program at Canisius College

  • Research Associate with the Center for Canine Behavior Studies a non profit 501(c)(3) headed by Dr. Nicholas Dodman, DACVB;

  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston, protective services pilot project team member;

  • Animal Behavior College mentor teacher for training students;

  • Board Member with AKC affliate New England Dog Training Club


Specialized certifications and memberships include, Certified Behavior Consultant Canine, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, International Association of Behavior Consultants member, Pet Professional Guild member and Association of Professional Dog Trainers member. She is a licensed presenter for; has completed the Separation Anxiety Training Course mentored by Malena DiMartini Price; Her practice is located in South Boston, Ma and she services Boston and Metro West areas.  


Vivian lives with her 88 year old Italian mother, husband, three dogs named Jimmy Choo, sister Stella, rescue smarty pants boy George and a canary named Bird.

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