About Dr. Carolyn Lincoln

Veterinarian with a Special Interest in Behavior Medicine
Dog Behavior and Trainer
Dog Agility Trainer and Competitor

About Dr. Lincoln

Dr. Lincoln has practiced veterinary medicine in the Cleveland area since 1990. In addition to general practice, she cared for patients with behavior issues privately throughout the years.

As she became more involved in behavior work and realized the tremendous need, she followed her passion and began making Play To Behave her full-time work. The majority of her work is online now given that dogs and cats, as well as the owners, are more relaxed and using online live support along with videos and other resources, it’s easier for clients to get even better results. Online, it is easier for clients to schedule time, retain information and to share information with everyone in the household. With video conferencing, she can also see your home and your pets.

Dr Carolyn Lincoln Animal Behavior Veterinarian Cleveland Akron Ohio

“Dr. Lincoln is a very smart, and compassionate veterinarian and animal behaviorist. First and foremost, she has the well-being of her dog clients at the top of her list, and strives to help us humans better understand and improve the relationship we have with our dogs, so life is better for all of us.

– Deborah and Mike Edwards, Cleveland Heights, OH

American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior

Throughout the years, Dr. Lincoln became more and more involved with the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior (AVSAB).  She was proud to hold the position of Corresponding Secretary for over 5 years. It is an important and growing organization for veterinarians, veterinary behaviorists and doctorate level behavior professionals. She is also active in a number of other professional organizations related to veterinary medicine and to dog sports and training.

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior member Dr. Carolyn Lincoln

Veterinary Associations and Memberships

AVSAB Animal Behavior Veterinarian Cleveland Akron Ohio
AVMA Logo Animal Behavior Veterinarian Cleveland Akron Ohio
OVMA Dog and Cat Veterinarian Specializing in Animal Behavior Cleveland Akron Ohio
CAVM Dog and Cat Veterinarian Behavior Specialist Cleveland Akron Ohio
BASC Logo animal behavior specialist Cleveland Akron Ohio
APDT Logo dog and cat behavior veterinarian Cleveland Akron Ohio
PPG Logo Animal Behavior Veterinarian Cleveland Akron Ohio
ASCA Logo Animal Behavior Veterinarian Cleveland Akron Ohio

Dog Agility

Dr. Lincoln also has a passion for the sport of dog agility and has competed since 2005 with Australian Shepherds, a Pomeranian and is preparing to with her latest dog, which is a Border Collie.

Her dog, Pepper was a Master Agility Champion and has competed in the AKC National Agility Championships twice. In addition, Pepper and Carolyn were also invited to the Australian Shepherd Club of America National Agility Finals.

Dr. Lincoln also has been involved in herding sheep and cattle, obedience and rally with her dogs. 

Dr. Carolyn Lincoln Animal Behavior Specialist Cleveland Akron Ohio

I Know How Much You Love Your Pet Because I Love Mine Too!

Personal Life

Dr. Lincoln and her husband, David have four children, now grown and with professional careers. While raising the children, it was common to find their  household full of pets, including at least 3 dogs, cats, fish and more! Currently, they have their Australian Shepherd, Rae and young, Mickey, a Border Collie. 

Practicing veterinary medicine since 1990, raising a large family, living a lifetime with dogs and cats, enjoying the sport of dog agility, herding, rally and obedience has given Dr. Lincoln a unique and experienced perspective on your needs. Rest assured that she understands the complexities owning a dog with a busy lifestyle. 

Veterinarian Dog and Cat Behavior Specialist Cleveland Akron Ohio

I’d Love to Hear From You!

If you need help with any aspect of your dog or cat’s behavior, I am here for you. Contact me today to take the first step towards a more healthy and rewarding relationship with your pet.