Helen is a veterinarian, a Diplomat of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine (BM) and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognized Specialist in Behavioral Medicine. She is currently the Head of Professional Development in Canine Behavior at Dogs Trust where she has responsibility for staff education and professional development in dog behavior and training. She is also a Visiting Fellow in the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, UK. Helen worked in a range of areas of veterinary medicine before moving into companion animal behavior in 1998. She has lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate programs and co-developed the University of Lincoln MSc in Clinical Animal Behavior, a program that she led for a number of years. She has spent many years consulting for pet owners and engaging with research across a range of areas in animal behavior, learning and cognition. She is a speaker at national and international events, has authored books and book chapters as well as scientific articles and was instrumental in developing the Life Skills for Puppies program. Over the years Helen has participated and competed in a range of dog sports, although currently she and her dogs prefer more leisurely countryside rambles.