About


Anna Jane Grossman is a writer and animal trainer in New York City. 

Grossman is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior, and of New York University. She also graduated high school, grade school, and kindergarten, and once took some karate lessons.

Grossman has written extensively on the subject of animals (both human and non-human) for The New York Times, Gizmodo.com, Motherboard, ReadyMade, The Boston Globe and Bark magazine. She blogs about pets on her site, TheDogs.

Formerly a staff reporter at both The New York Observer and The New York Post, Grossman’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post MagazineELLESalonMarie ClaireFortune, and New York, among other places. She is also the author of the book Obsolete,

Grossman was an associate producer for the Animal Planet series on two seasons of Too Cute: Puppies and Kittens, and received an Emmy nomination certificate for a short stint she had writing quiz questions for Discovery’s Cash Cab. It currently is on display on her fridge. Another thing in the silly-but-impressive category: her work teaching dogs to use touchscreen devices has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, on NPR, and in TV news programs around the world.

She trains pets and their people through her Manhattan-based facility School For The Dogs

She feels awkward about having written this in the the third person. But whatever.