Behavior Consultants

Dr. Victoria Cussen, PhD, CAAB


Four Questions Consulting, LLC

Dog Behavior Problems

Animal personality & cognition expert

Experienced with high-drive & dangerous dogs

Dr. Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB


Adaptive Animals, LLC

Fear Free Certified

Fearful, anxious & aggressive dogs

Dangerous dog assessment

Expert witness dog behavior

Consultant Bios

Dr. Victoria Cussen, PhD, CAAB

 Dr. Victoria A. Cussen, PhD, CAAB is the President of Four Questions Consulting, LLC, a member of the Animal Behavior Society, a reviewer for the journals Animal Behavior, PLoS One, Behavioural Processes, and Zoo Biology, and the Director of Research for the ASPCA's Anti-Cruelty Behavior team.

She understands the joy of interacting with dogs, and the frustration of undesirable behaviors. An expert in the fields of comparative cognition, applied animal behavior, personality & resiliency to environmental stress, and canine behavior, she is dedicated to using science-based practices to troubleshoot problem behaviors. Her passion to improve the quality of life for both owner and pet is why she provides behavior modification consultation services.

Dr. Cussen is excited to learn about you & your dog, and help you heal your relationship!

Dr. Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB

Dr. Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB, is owner of Adaptive Animals, LLC, Research Professor at the University of Puget Sound and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington (Psychology-Animal Behavior).  Robin also serves as Chair of the Applied Animal Behavior Committee, Animal Behavior Society, and Board Member for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

In 2012 Robin started Adaptive Animals, after nearly two decades at the University of Puget Sound, where she was full professor and chair of Psychology, and co-director of the Neuroscience Program. Robin retired from full time teaching, but continues to give lectures, conduct research, and write articles for scientific journals and popular press.

Robin is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), Certified Horse Behavior Consultant (CHBC) and Fear Free Certified professional and speaker.