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Jessica Pierce Ph.D
Bioethicist and writer Jessica Pierce, Ph.D., is the author of Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets (Chicago, 2016) and The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives (Chicago, 2012). Additional authored and co-authored books include Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (New World Library, release date of Feb. 6, 2019, with Marc Bekoff), The Animal’s Agenda: Compassion and Coexistence in the Age of Humans (Beacon Press, 2017, with Marc Bekoff), Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals; Contemporary Bioethics: A Reader with Cases; The Ethics of Environmentally Responsible Health Care; and Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics. Some of the questions she explores in her writings on death and dying in animals are: Do animals have death awareness? Why is euthanasia almost always considered the compassionate end point for our animals, but not for our human companions? Is there ever a good reason to euthanize a healthy dog? Why do people often grieve more deeply for their pets than they do for people?
Marc Bekoff Ph.D
Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books, won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions, compassionate conservation, and animal protection, has worked closely with Jane Goodall, and is a former Guggenheim Fellow. Marc’s latest books are Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (with Jessica Pierce) and he also publishes regularly for Psychology Today. Currently, Marc and Jessica are writing a book about what the world will be like for dogs as and when humans disappear (Dogs Gone Wild: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans, Princeton University Press, 202?). In 1986 Marc won the Master’s age-graded Tour de France. His homepage is marcbekoff.com.
Rupert Sheldrake Ph.D
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 85 scientific papers and 9 books, and the co-author of 6 books. He was among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013, as ranked by the Duttweiler Institute, Zurich, Switzerland’s leading think tank. On ResearchGate, the largest scientific and academic online network, his RG score of 33.5 puts him among the top 7.5% of researchers, based on citations of his peer-reviewed publications.
An experienced Entrepreneur and Business Executive, having worked in the Education Realm for 25 years, and now serving as Founder and President of Paws-to-Share–an organization that brings joy to people by bringing pets to people who want that relationship, but can’t care for them themselves. Always looking to grow and partner with like-minded organizations.
Jan Dunlap is an author, speaker, and the proud mother of five grown children. Her novels and books range over a broad spectrum of topics from birding and conservation to personal spirituality to suspense thrillers. She is the author of the humorous Bob White Birder Murder Mystery series (7 books from North Star Press, Inc.), the international best-selling memoir “Saved by Gracie: How a rough-and-tumble rescue dog dragged me back to health, happiness and God” (Authentic Publishers), and the Archangel series which debuted with “Heaven’s Gate” in May 2016. Jan holds a BA in English from Regis University in Denver, an MA in Theology from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, and an MA in English Studies from Minnesota State University-Mankato. A former Minnesota resident, she now lives in Texas Hill Country with her husband, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. Visit jandunlap.com for more information and links to Jan and her activities, or follow her on Facebook at her two author pages: Birder Murder Mama and Archangel.
Nancy Tillman created her first book, On the Night You Were Born, to help parents convey to their children at an early and impressionable age, “You are the one and only ever you.” Additionally, Nancy has written and illustrated the bestselling books The Spirit of Christmas; Wherever You are My Love Will Find You; I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love; The Crown on Your Head and the Tumford the Terrible series. She also illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, with Eric Metaxas and Let There Be Light, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Together, Nancy’s books have sold in the millions. Whether she is creating books that remind children of their own unique wonder, or teaching life lessons through an accident prone cat named Tumford, all of Nancy’s books feature one important message. You are loved.
Nicki Glasser is a Reiki Master,Tong Ren Practitioner, Animal Communicator, and offers Akashic Records readings. http://healingisheaven.com/ She used to run Dogs are Heaven pet care service in Boston. She is currently writing a memoir of how she healed from debilitating health challenges http://untiliriseagain.com/ and keeps a blog of her world travels https://aleapinto.wordpress.com/ She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on skype nicki.glasser.
Donna Chicone is a former nurse, family and addictions counselor, 23-year corporate America professional, and TV host of The Dog Show with Jazz. She is a devoted pet parent to her two Portuguese Water Dogs, Jazz and Jive, and is an advocate for the humane treatment of animals.
We recently sold PET First Aid & Training (NZ) Ltd so that we could focus on our primary goal of reducing dog bites in New Zealand and overseas. We are interested in selling the IP to the very successful programme in Australia, England and USA if you know of anyone who may be interested in having a chat please get them to contact me.The Dog Safe Workplace became a stand alone company in April 2016 and we launched our online training in June 2016. We now can offer both online and in-house training on dog safety for organisations that have workers who need to enter properties where dogs may be present. We also offer Canine Body Language courses for those organisations which allow dogs onto their premises.In January 2017 we launched Kids Safe With Dogs Charitable Trust and are now able to get assistance from local boards, councils and private enterprises to enable us to deliver our education programmes to all ages from daycare to college. All our instructors are trained in education delivery, they are police checked and all the dogs are temperament tested. The programmes have been reviewed by a psychologist and recognised as being age appropriate, extensive and based on the latest research from internationally recognised organisations.I regularly commission reports from ACC which shows the number of reported dog bites, cost of bites, breakdown by territorial authority, by industry, age and sex. I received the latest figures in January 2017 which cover from when they first started recording dog bites in 2005. These figures show an increasing growth in dog bites in all categories and in all regions around NZ. We are constantly researching and developing our material to help reduce these numbers.We are working with some incredible forward thinking organisations and as one client was very proud to inform us ‘they have seen a dramatic decrease in dog bites since working with The Dog Safe Workplace”.Watch this space – we are growing and making a difference!
Jonathan qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2006. Since then he has worked on five continents and treated in excess of a hundred different species ranging from elephants, lions and crocodiles in Africa to giant pandas in China. In the United Kingdom he is based at the Dragon Veterinary Centre, Cheltenham in the heart of the Cotswolds working as a general practitioner. In addition to this he provides a consultancy and private veterinary service that includes emergency capture and immobilisation of animals using the Pneu-Dart X-Calibur CO2 Long Range Projector. He was also veterinary advisor for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and the upcoming Hollywood Blockbuster Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom.
Kimberly Artley is the Founder of PACKFIT: Dog Training and Behavior, and is the author of the celebrated book, ‘My Dog, My Buddha.” She’s been described as the “Mary Poppins” of dog training, and has a rich background in human and canine: nutrition, psychology, learning, and behavior; all blending seamlessly together. This allows Kimberly to take a truly holistic and comprehensive approach to successfully address a wide variety of canine behavioral challenges.
Liz London, CPDT-KA is an animal trainer, serial entrepreneur, author, and certified business coach. She’s worked in zoos, kennels, pet stores, doggie daycare, state-of-the-art dog training facilities, & veterinarian clinics. Having trained monkeys, aardvarks, sloths, pets, gundogs and search & rescue dogs, she has turned her attention to training pet business owners in the art of running a great pet business. Her book, The Business Bible for the Unconventional Entrepreneur, can be found on Amazon, and her articles on dog training and business ownership can be found all over the web and in print, including Waggly Dogs, Pippa Mattinson’s The Happy Puppy Site & Totally Dog Training, as well as Ducks Unlimited’s Puddler Magazine. Liz can be found working in her business, SPARK Your Work, providing tools & coaching for pet business owners at www.SparkYourWork.com/PetBusiness as well as providing community for female business owners at www.TheLadybossNation.com
Hi, I’m Nicky.I’m a coloured pencil artist, specialising in hand-drawn pet and equine portraits that capture your animal’s true personality.I love animals and, in particular, horses, and I’ve always loved drawing.I’m a self-taught artist, and I’ve been drawing pet portraits for my family and friends for many years. However, as my commissions as an artist grew, so did my business. Now, I’m lucky that what I love to do has become a career, and I’ve been proudly drawing a huge range of animals for clients since 2018.I’m based in West Yorkshire, but I draw animals from across the globe and ship their portraits around the world.When I’m not drawing in my studio you’ll find me with my family, taking long walks on the beach or cheering on my local rugby team.
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Elaine’s background is in education and psychology and she spent several years teaching grades 4, 5, & 6 before moving into special education.
Her love of animals was encouraged by her parents. They taught her that to own an animal meant taking on a great responsibility, never to be taken lightly. It seemed inevitable that from this beginning, a passion for caring for special needs dogs should grow.
Elaine and Rick are co-founders of Dog Lodge Sanctuary. They live in Hempstead with their 11 rescued dogs.
I developed PETVIM, the World’s only Natural Soluble Vitamin Supplement for Cats & Dogs. Australian Vet Recommended.
Jason Kenzie is a photojournalist specializing in animal photography. He travels all over the world capturing photos of the most amazing moments between people and their animals.The inspiration for his specialized work, started back in the early 2000s when Greg asked him to photograph his miniature poodle Winston. He showed up for the photoshoot and was blown away by the mutual affection the dog and man had. The photoshoot went awesome, but he was surprised when Greg said he only wanted pictures of his pet. When he asked “why” he heard a story that would change my life forever.
Co-Founder & CMO at Cuddle Clones.
Hi, my name is Beth Alexander, I believe that we need to protect and respect all kinds, not just mankind. I LOVE being a pet photographer, its the best of both worlds! I get to meet awesome animals lovers like me and hangout with their amazing pets.WHAT DO I DO?I help my clients preserve that indescribable love they have for their pets by creating beautiful natural looking images that will bring joy to their hearts for years to come.
I am the inventor of the Safe Cinch and DualMax dog collars along with the DualMax Training System – a dog training and walking system built on trust, based on how dogs learn. My goal is to replace choke and prong collars with more humane products and positive reinforcement training so that people can better understand how their dogs learn.FearLess Pet offers exclusive dog collars, leashes, harnesses and accessories designed to improve the lives of dogs and their guardians. Our products are designed for the safety and comfort of the animals.I also design custom materials/webbing for all of our products. Proudly made in the USA!
We founded Pet Parents’ Place because we love pets; particularly rescue pets. And we also love pet parents; particularly those of rescue pets. We learned that too many pet parents have had to give up their beloved pets due to circumstances beyond their control. Perhaps they lost their home during the recession, or loss of their health or finances to be able to care for the pet. The list, sadly, goes on and on. And that broke our hearts too.
So we created our company to bring the past and present pet parents, including fosters, together online to bring peace of mind that their beloved pet has found a loving home. The total financing for the creation and operation of our company has come out of our own pockets – our mission means that much to us.
Pet Parents Place is free to use and always will be. We want everyone to be able to use it with no impediments. You’ll never see any advertisements on our web site either. We don’t want the frustration of dealing with ads to drive users away. As such, we are a humanitarian-based company. All profits will be donated to rescue organizations.
Theresa Young is a fully qualified & insured dog behaviourist who covers the Yorkshire area. If you require help with your dogs behaviour please get in touch with her. Theresa does home visits where she assesses your dog then shows you how to change their behaviour.
Raising/training and show Siberian Huskies and Shiba Inus. Siberian Huskies and Shiba Inus out of top Champion health tested lines. We only have 5 dogs. I have handled and trained dogs for over 20 years as a hobbyist. Experience with many breeds of dogs, educated on nutrition, health, and behavior. Extremely small focused breeder of only five dogs. My Dogs are family members and all pups raised underfoot. My daughter is my Co breeder and has a few Siberians and Shiba’s as well so we can have a more diverse breeding program and still maintain our dogs as all being full time family members.
Also am a Mentor for a Doberman breeder and a French Bulldog breeder
*Expert Speaker for the Ultimate Dog Summit 2019
*Featured by SD Voyager Magazine
*Featured in the Shout Out Social
Nina helps homeless dogs from Romania to find forever homes in the UK. If you’d like to help this non-profit organisation carry on its invaluable rescue and rehoming work please click here.
Canine Obedience Trainer, Canine Freestyle Dancing Teacher, Consultant Canine Behaviourist, Professional Photographer, Canine Magazine Reporter/Photographer, Manufacturer of Leads/Collars/Harnesses, Pets As Therapy County co-ordinator
My business caters to people like me, who love to dress up their dogs and want the luxurious designer dog clothing for small dogs and designer dog accessories that are being worn by celebrity dogs! We offer designer pet accessories like fine pet jewelry, designer dog shoes and pet perfumes; necessities such as designer dog beds, luxury dog carriers, trendy designer dog collars and leads and pet harnesses. We offer a delightful array of designer dog clothing including doggie t-shirts, designer dog sweaters, casual dresses and trendy dog jackets. We have sizes for BIG dogs, too! In order to cater to our clientele we custom-make a lot of our items, so if you don’t see the size or color that you are looking for, just email us! For all the Princes and Princesses of the animal kingdom, we very happily present to you what we think represents the very best of what is available in designer dog wear.
Rachel S. Geller Ed.D
Rachel S. Geller, Ed.D., is a Certified Humane Education Specialist and a Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist through the Humane Society of the United States and a Certified Pet Chaplain through the Association for Veterinary Pastoral Education. Based in the Boston area, she advises clients both locally and throughout the country on how to resolve their cats’ behavioral and emotional problems, always with the goal of creating permanently harmonious relationships between cats and their owners. Whether the cat in question is avoiding the litterbox, acting hostile toward another cat in the same household, having separation anxiety, or scratching the furniture, or whether you just want some advice on how to choose the perfect cat for your household and integrate your new cat successfully into your family, Rachel has easy-to-implement solutions and answers based on her lifelong understanding of cats and their behavior. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1090130279/
As a father and grand father it is important for me to provide chemical free pesticides and herbicide when ever possible. We can become part of the Solution or remain part of the problem however, unlike 50 years ago, today companies have choices. Remember manufactures stated years ago that pesticides were safe, to only find out today how toxic they really were. Today many companies are making these same comments which frankly “Toxic is Toxic & Less Toxic is still Toxic”
Award-Winning Equine and Pet Portrait Photographer – capturing the bond between owners and their four-legged companions.
I have been a dog trainer for 20 years and I travel all over the world sharing my expertise with countless dog owners in a positive and fun way. As well as helping countless people in the flesh, my eBooks help even more to understand their dogs and to solve all kinds of problem behaviour. My style of teaching makes dog training easy to learn and people enjoy themselves as they do so.I am able to talk both directly to camera and in an interview style. I have created several eBooks covering different subjects such as breed issues and specific behaviour problems. I have also produced many audio books and contribute regularly to newsletters, blogs and online Q&A sessions. I have a good working relationship with numerous rescue organisations whom I have helped implement techniques to successfully rehabilitate and rehome countless dogs.I love public speaking and have been told on many occasions that my presentations are like a stand-up comedy show. I bring everyday dog behaviour problems to life and people learn while they laugh.I divide my time between living in France and Australia. I speak fluent French and run courses and classes all over Europe. My eBook “Think Like a Dog” is available via www.tonyknightdoglistener.com. I have also written the foreword to the French-Canadian dog behaviour book “A l’Autre Bout de la Laisse” by Jacques Galipeau, as well as for the Swedish book “Det Goda Hundagarskapet” by Mervi Karki.
Daniel Stobie, DVM, DACVS
We caught up with Dr. Stobie, who was checking in on a patient. Dr. Stobie grew up right here in New Jersey before going on to college here. “I’m a New Jersey native,” he began, “and I went to Rutgers University for undergraduate studies. Unfortunately, New Jersey does not have a veterinary school, so I had to go out to the Midwest. I attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri and then I did my internship at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. After that, I did a three-year surgical residency and master’s degree program at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.” Dr. Stobie went on to become a surgeon, and worked at hospitals in New York and New Jersey before opening his own practice that would go on to become NorthStar VETS.
Derek Collinson is the owner and creator of WagglyDogs.com. A passionate Scot, he loves all dogs and most people. He’s an animal communicator and Reiki Master who created the first dating site for dog lovers in the world in 2006 as well as a pet blog called The Pets Place.
Karen Pryor is the CEO of Karen Pryor Clicker Training and Karen Pryor Academy.
Karen is an active, leading spokesperson and teacher for effective force-free training across the globe. Her work with dolphins in the 1960s revolutionized animal training by pioneering and popularizing force-free training methods based on operant conditioning and the conditioned reinforcer.
Karen’s 40-year career working with and educating scientists, professional trainers, and pet owners has changed the lives of countless animals and their caretakers in zoos, oceanariums, and pet-owning households.
She is the author of six books, including Don’t Shoot the Dog!, the “bible” of training with positive reinforcement. Her most recent book, Reaching the Animal Mind, describes how to bring out the undiscovered creativity, intelligence, and personality of the animals in our lives. Karen lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.
Read Karen’s Letters to the Clicker Training Community
Read an interview with Karen by Melissa Alexander