Ferdie Yau, MA, CPDT-KA,
Director of Shelter and Community Outreach & Behavior Consultant
Ferdie Yau is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant who started his training career at the Central Park Zoo in 2002. He has experience training dozens of exotic species including California sea lions, river otters, Arctic foxes and polar bears. He is also the Staff Trainer at the Humane Society of Westchester (HSW), an Instructor and Mentor Trainer at CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, and studies urban coyote behavior and population dynamics with the Gotham Coyote Project. Ferdie has an MA in Conservation Biology from Columbia University (2007) and a BS in Natural Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan (1998).