About Us

Paws and Effect a DBA of Light Pet Care, LLC that has been serving the Madison area since 6/01/2012. We offer pet sitting, veterinary technician services, animal behavior consultation and training as well as small, semi-private group classes for dogs. We utilize completely force-free training methods and strive to educate owners and the public of the adverse effects of force. Along with advocating force-free methods, we strive to make the importance of early puppy socialization public knowledge and not something owners learn about months later when their pet is developing problems due to lack of socialization.

Janna Light is the owner of Paws & Effect. She started working as a veterinary assistant in 2009, graduated from veterinary technician school and passed the veterinary technician national exam in 2014, and has been working as a veterinary technician since. In 2015 she attended the Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Professional program and graduated as a Certified Training Partner in June of 2016. From a young age she has had her own companion animals, volunteered with shelters and rescues, and cared for the pets of friends and family while they were away. She currently lives in Oregon, WI with her border collie (Remus) and her two cats (Sprite and Potato).

Owner Janna and Remus
Jo, Office Manager
  • Village Animal Clinic (May 2012 – Present)
    Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Healthy Paws Wellness Clinic (January 2013 – January 2015)
    Certified Veterinary Technician
  • UW Vet Med Teaching Hospital (January 2013 – May 2013)
    Large Animal Intern
  • Veterinary Emergency Service (October 2012 – March 2013)
    Veterinary Assistant
  • Indian Prairie Animal Hospital (September 2009 – April 2012)
    Veterinary Assistant
  • Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (March 2015 – Present)
    Board of Directors – Member at Large
    Wisconsin State Representative
    Social Media Committee
  • Pet Professionals Guild (April 2015 – December 2015)
    Advocacy committee
  • Darling Pet Rescue (May 2012 – January 2015)
    Website Design and Maintence
    Kitten Socialization and Transportation
  • Fox Valley Welfare League (September 2009 – October 2011)
    Dog and cat socialization
  • Greater Chicago Ferret Association (November 2010 – May 2011)
    Ferret socialization
  • Dane Country Humane Society (Summer 2008)
    Dog socialization
  • Fear Free Certification Program (September 2016 – January 2017)
    Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Karen Pryor Academy (August 2015 – June 2016)
    Dog Trainer Professional Program
  • Karen Pryor Academy (May 2015)
    Puppy Start Right for Instructors Course
  • Teacher’s Pet Training Academy (March 2015 – August 2015)
    Dog training apprenticeship
  • Madison Area Technical College (Fall 2012 – Spring 2014)
    Associate degree in applied science in Veterinary Technology

References are available upon request. Please contact us for more information.

  • June 2015 Alicea Howell, CVT, VTS
    Cooperative Health Care (webinar)
  • May 2015 Sarah Owings
    Lessons Learned From the Shy Dog (webinar)
  • April 2015 Applied Animal Behavior Conference – Alicea Howell, CVT, VTS
    How We Behave in Private Practice
    Making Every Day Count – Practicing Low Stress Visits
    Husbandry Training: Not Just for Zoos Anymore
  • April 2015 Applied Animal Behavior Conference – Dr. Katherine Albro Houpt
    Aggression in Dogs
    Aggression in Cats
    House Soiling in Cats
    Separation Anxiety in Dogs
    Fears, Phobias, and Odd Behaviors
  • April 2015 Applied Animal Behavior Conference – Dr. Gary Landsberg
    Differentiating Medical from Behavioral Problems
    Natural Products in Behavior Medicine
    Behavior Problems in Senior Pets
  • April 2015 Julie Shaw, CVT, VTS
    When Love Bites (webinar)
  • March 2015 Sherrie Yuschak
    Kids and Dogs: Education is Key (webinar)
  • January 2015 Melissa Spooner
    Ten Things Technicians Can Do to Improve Behavior (webinar)
  • April 2014 Sarah Owings
    PUTTING PAVLOV TO WORK : Capturing & Shaping Emotions in Everyday Training (webinar)
  • March 2014 Pat Miller
    Real Solutions for Canine Behavior Problems–From Aggression to Common Everyday Issues
  • Fall 2011 ISVMA Conference – Sophia Yin
    Recognizing and Reversing Fear and Imminent Aggression in Dogs
    Low Stress Handling and Restraint of Difficult Dogs and Cats
    Behavior Modification for Fear Aggressive Dogs: Fear of People
    Teaching Dogs to “Learn to Earn”: A Quick, Safe, and Fun Alternative to Alpha role
    A Simple Two-step Approach to Solving Most Non-medical Behavior Problems in Pets