About Laura & Eva

Laura Monaco Torelli and Eva Bertilsson have been friends for many years, and have a lot in common:

This will be their first opportunity to teach a full seminar together. You don’t want to miss it! Register here:

Laura Monaco Torelli

lives in Chicago, Illinois. She has used force-free training with multiple exotic and domestic species for more than 20 years, working both in San Diego Zoo and at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Today she runs Animal Behavior Training Concepts, providing services to dog owners, training professionals and veterinary professionals in Chicago as well as nationally and internationally.  She teaches at Karen Pryor Academy, and has served as a staff trainer with Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants for several years,

Since 2009 Laura has been running the  “Ready, Set for Groomer and Vet” program, collaborating with veterinary and grooming professionals, trainers, pet owners and zoological organizations to teach animals of various beautiful species to participate in their own care.

Laura is regularly featured in media. Here is an example where cooperative care is discussed on morning TV!

Eva Bertilsson

Eva Bertilsson is a behavior nerd and teacher of all species. She works with education and consultations through Carpe Momentum, and recently added a master’s degree in behavior analysis to her 25 years’ experience with positive reinforcement training.

During 2017 Eva worked with the regional government for natural resources and arranged the first Scandinavian Fear Free seminar as well as the ccc2018 conference on the theme choice, control & communication, and in November she was featured in the Animal Training Academy podcast.

Internationally she is mostly known from her 10 years on faculty at Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo, while the Scandinavian audience recognizes her as a dog training instructor,  TAGteach educator, and disseminator of behavioral principles and best-practices within animal care.