My next interview as you’ve probably guessed from the title comes from Nick Jones MA, MCFBA who has been a dog behaviourist since 1995 and runs Alpha Dog Behaviour.
Nick Jones has been a dog trainer and behaviourist since 1995. Nick is a Master Dog Trainer from the Guild of Dog Trainers, a full member of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) and is often requested for interviews on dog behaviour and training methods on TV channels such as the BBC, ITV and Sky. Nick is also a columnist on dog behaviour in Dogs Monthly magazine.
Since I’ve started using social media sites for communicating with my audience, in terms with dog training, Nick was the first and the most popular trainer out there in my mind. I met Nick at The Pet Show 2013 in Stoneleigh to discuss his experiences in dog training.
I haven’t done an interview in ages! This time I interview someone out of the UK, across the world the United States.
Nicole Rivera is a children’s author and educator. She has published her own books, 4 of them involving Max, a shelter Pit Bull Terrier she met while volunteering at a animal shelter. Many of you may know, there’s a lot of controversy (to put it lightly) surrounding the Pit Bull as it is a banned breed here in the UK while over there, it isn’t (except in certain areas) so I briefly discuss these issues.
Nicole is committed to inspire children all about the wonders of animal compassion, while raising awareness about respect and responsible ownership to tomorrows pet owners through the power of reading and learning.
Here is a small preview of her book ‘Max the Shelter Dog’ presented by American television personality Rachael Ray.
Last weekend I found myself on the sunny shores of Bournemouth doing my first interview with Marina Scott, Assistant Editor of Dog World.
As a former Junior Handler World Champion herself, I was interested to hear her experiences in the industry and how tools like social media and websites can engage the younger generation to get involved in dog activities like Showing, Agility and Obedience. Publishing her own book and DVD on Dog Handling and holding sessions on handling, she is very keen to educate younger people in that area.