Erica Puisis

Erica Puisis

Erica Puisis is a writer and animal enthusiast with experience working for a leading equine veterinary hospital and learning more about canine development and obedience. She has personal experience with dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, and horses. This firsthand experience combined with a lifelong interest in learning makes researching and writing about the latest in animal care, training, and breed profiles a natural fit.


  • Years of experience working at horse farms, including horse training and lessons
  • Experience working for an equine veterinary practice



Erica has spent years working at horse farms, providing training and lessons to riders of all ages and experience levels. This hands-on experience led to an in-depth understanding of horse behavior and the horse and rider relationship. 

In addition, Erica has worked for a leading multi-doctor equine veterinary practice in the western United States and administered the practice's on-site laboratory, which provided an inside look at equine health and disease. During this time, she also coordinated the practice's internal and external communications and produced the monthly newsletter. 

Erica has been fascinated in canine obedience and training methodology. An intelligent but strong-willed dachshund makes an excellent teacher in Dog Psychology 101! She enjoys using this insight into helping other dog owners make the most of the special bond between humans and dogs.


Erica received a Bachelor's degree from Baker College in 2010.

About The Spruce

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