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Judy's life is and always has been about canine welfare, training and behaviour. For the last forty two years, Judy has been advising on canine care, training and behavioural problems. She also works hard to promote responsible pet ownership through the Good Citizen Dog Scheme.

She has owned (and previously bred) German Shepherd Dogs for the last forty two years, also Bengal cats and numerous types of birds.

As a rescue assessor for the GSD breed Society, she is heavily involved in re-homing and advising on behaviourally problematic dogs. This has resulted in hundreds of telephone enquiries, numerous assessments of dogs, and helping dogs to adjust to moving to new owners.

Judy trains her own dogs in competitive obedience and agility and has been involved in display training. She has also trained dogs for film and television work and many photographic shoots for dog training and behavioural books. She also writes internationally in various breed magazines and books.

Judy instructs basic obedience and the Kennel Club Good Citizen dog scheme for the London Dog Behaviour Company, which trains dogs in real life obedience combined with solving behavioural problems in all breeds of dog. Many of the dogs that we handle at the LDBC have severe behavioural problems, most commonly aggression to people and/or other dogs. Judy has instructed and trained over six hundred dogs and their owners on the courses. Most of the dogs that attend the classes are directed from the Canine and Feline Behaviour Centre or Veterinary practices.

Judy is a Member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) and a colleague of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Centre, Hertfordshire. Judy has and is studying with the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training.