Claire Arrowsmith is Principal Pratitioner for the Pet Behaviour Centre and a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Consellors. She is the author of Brain Games for Dogs, Correcting Bad Habits in Dogs and Instant Dog Training.
Gwen Bailey was the Head of Animal Behaviour for The Blue Cross, one of Britain's foremost animal welfare charities, for many years and also spent 15 years as Chairman of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. As well as lecturing at national and international conferences, Gwen also runs training courses for staff at animal charities around the world and is the owner of The Puppy School, establishing a network of professional, well-trained tutors across the UK. She is the author of several dog-training titles including Puppy School, What is my Dog Thinking?, The Rescue Dog and Choosing the Right Dog for You, all published by Hamlyn.
Dr Peter Brough is an enthusiastic naturalist, conservationist and medical practitioner. His broad knowledge of natural history, gained over many years, includes a long experience of field botany both in Britain and Europe.
Moira C. Harris
Moira C. Harris is an award-winning editor and author. She was the editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and under her leadership it achieved the largest circulation of any equine publication in the US. Additionally, she has written seven books on horse breeds, horse care and riding, and has been involved with horses for 30 years. She has ridden in various disciplines including Western, endurance and dressage, and currently competes in showjumping.
Dr Christopher Day
Christopher Day is founder of the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre. He is a holistic vet with over 37 years of experience in practice. Christopher specializes in natural therapies including herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and ultrasound, together with natural nutritional advice. He has written 13 pet care books.
Dominic Couzens is a leading nature writer and lecturer in the UK. He has been writing about wildlife for over 20 years and is the author of several successful books including The Pocket Guide to Garden Birds. Dominic has appeared on BBC television and regularly contributes to leading magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Birdwatching and Birds.Location: Dorset, UK.
Caroline Davis is a freelance pet writer and the author of numerous pet-care books, including Cat Basics and Puppy Taming, part of Hamlyn's All Colour Petcare series.Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire.
Dr Bruce Fogle
Dr Bruce Fogle DVM MRCV is the world's best-selling practising vet, and is internationally renowned for his expertise in animal health and behaviour. After graduating from Ontario Veterinary College in Canada, he pursued post-graduate training at London Zoo before establishing a highly respected veterinary practice in west London. Dr Fogle lectures worldwide, broadcasts frequently on radio and television, and contributes to national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of numerous best-selling titles on dog care, behaviour, physiology and history including the RSPCA Complete Dog Training Manual, the New Encyclopedia of the Dog, and New Dog.
Bob Gibbons has been actively involved in the field of natural history for many years. He worked for the Nature Conservancy Council for seven years before becoming a freelance writer and photographer, specializing in wildlife and travel. He has travelled extensively in Europe while studying wild flowers, and now leads wildlife tours to many regions of Europe.
Vicky Halls is an acclaimed Pet Behaviour Counsellor with many years experience of treating behavioural problems in cats both in the UK and abroad. She is also an international bestselling author of several cat behaviour books. In 2008 Vicky was voted as the 'Nation's Favourite Cat Author' by the readers of 'Your Cat' Magazine. The Secret Life of your Cat is Vicky's first fully-illustrated title.Location: Canterbury, Kent.
Sarah Heath is an Honorary Lecturer in small animal behavioural medicine at Liverpool University Veterinary school and President of the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Ethology. She is also a founder and former President of the European College of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (Companion Animals). She lectures extensively at home and abroad on behavioural topics and has written several books on feline behaviour.
Kim Houston BSc (Hons), Dip (AS) CABC, CCAB is a consultant in feline behaviour. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a First Class honours degree in Applied Psychology before gaining a Postgraduate Degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton. Kim is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and is also accredited through the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She is one of the only cat behaviour specialists in the UK, and regularly contributes to magazines, the national press and TV. Kim owns and runs cat-astrophes.com, a cat behaviour consultancy, and works with clients worldwide helping to resolve cat behaviour problems by taking a holistic-, positive- and education-based approach. In most cases, behaviour can be successfully modified and she has prevented many cats from being euthanized or rehomed as well as improving the relationship of countless cats and their owners.When not consulting, she volunteers her services to Cats Protection in her local area, providing rehoming advice and addressing behaviour issues in rescue cats and kittens.
Per José Karlén
Per José Karlén is a young Swedish illustrator and animator who has a long, long list of awards to his name, including the Quentin Blake Narrative Illustration Award. His wickedly funny and individual work appeals to both adults and children alike, and his freelance work includes everything from children's books to illustrations for The Times, The Independent and for Royal Mail.
Linda McDonald-Brown is a highly experienced pig keeper and runs her own company producing pig arcs. She keeps and farrows a wide range of traditional and rare breeds as well as teaching one-day courses on how to get started with pigs.
Andrea McHugh is a freelance pet author and cat lover. She has written and contributed to several books including Dancing with Dogs and How to have a Happy Cat.
Stephanie Mehanna runs the Canine Cookie Company, the UK's premier bakery for dogs and her delicious doggy treats regularly grace celebrity dog bowls across the UK.
Paul Peacock is a keen beekeeper and gardener and has published articles for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Country Life and The Guardian. He is editor of Grow It! magazine.
Mary Ray has won Crufts obedience championships three times and won every major British dog agility competition. She is the leading authority on freestyle and heelwork to music and regularly appears on television. She is the author of two successful dog training books.
Dr. Scott Miller
Dr. Scott Miller is a practising vet and television personality. He has appeared on numerous programmes, including This Morning (for whom he is a regular contributor), Pet Rehab, Blue Peter and Australian Animal Hospital. Scott is dedicated to a number of worthwhile charities worldwide, protecting animals such as cats, whales, dolphins and bears. He is also the proud owner of Betty, a Border Terrier and co-star of this book.
Alison Smith is the Editor of Our Dogs, the UK's best-selling canine newspaper, and the author of several books on different aspects of dog ownership. She grew up in a dog-loving family and now shares her home with her husband, two children and various dogs.