I am a writer, dog trainer, behavior consultant, and share my home with two Australian Shepherds: Bashir, and Sisko; as well as one English Shepherd, Bones.
I have been writing about dogs, cats, reptiles, and other pets for more than 25 years. I've had more than 80 books published and I stopped counting magazine articles when I topped 1000. Thankfully, many of my published works have won awards from professional writing organizations, including Dog Writers Association of America, Cat Writers, and San Diego Book Writers.
I'm also a Certified Dog Trainer and Certified Animal Behavior Consultant and the owner of Kindred Spirits Dog Training in Vista, CA.
I'm active in therapy dog volunteer work, enjoy working around the house, and love gardening.