Certified Behaviourist & Trainer. Denise is the Director of Mighty Dog Graphics for the past 7 years, Co-Director of the UK Dog Charter and Puppy Power- Training & Behaviour. She also holds distinctions in Canine Bereavement support and Assistance dog training along with being an affiliate of the ISCP , Professional member of PPGBI, and the DWA. She has been heavily involved with The Irish Dogs for the Disabled for the past 12 years working as a behaviour advisor, providing puppy classes to socialisers, a socialiser and fundraiser. Her background was in film, animation, and stage and enjoys combining her love of dogs with her past and present work having had a few of the assistance dogs she worked with on stage and on camera. She currently illustrates books, logos and infographics for others in the field along with providing bereavement support and behaviour advice in 1-2-1 sessions.
Mark Bridger-Pescott is the owner of Bone Canis (www.bonecanis.com), a team of friendly and qualified canine-professionals based in West Sussex. His on-staff trainers and behaviourists are a modern, force-free team that uses science-backed methods. Mark holds a degree-level qualification in canine behaviour from Animal Jobs Direct. He has an extensive, multi-faceted background in working with dogs that spans over 30 years. He has worked with variety of rescues in the local area, and his main aim is to help people and their dogs with one-on-one behavioural sessions, using a professional, force-free, kind and safe approach of behavioural modification. He has helped 1000’s of dogs and people to learn to live in harmony. His training company has more than 250 Five-Star Reviews.
Marta runs Barking Up the Right Tree outside Dublin, Ireland. She holds a Diploma in Canine Training and Behaviour, and is a certified trainer with INTODogs and has been helping pet dogs and their humans live together happily with one-to-one training for 10 years. She has a background in administration, and is currently raising an assistance dog in training.
Founder,Trustee & Treasurer
I was a founder member of INTODogs back in 2007. We formed it unable to find any other organisation representing force-free, positive methods only. I have helped well over 3000 people individually over seventeen years, more recently many online and worldwide. ISCP, VSPDT, IMDT, PPG. I currently have two dogs, Working Cocker Pickle, and Labrador Zara.
Robert has worked in the veterinary profession for nearly 30 years, as a partner in an innovative small animal hospital group and as a locum. Alongside his role in day-to-day clinical medicine, Robert has also been very much involved in the management, communication, and education side of veterinary practice. During this time, he was directly involved in the conception and implementation of computerisation into the profession. This included a cross-fertilization with the human healthcare system in the UK and the development of cross-platform coding and classification systems for disease identification, tracking and surveillance. This is now an integral part of the World Health Organization’s One Health initiative.
Robert teaches and consults around the world along with writing for the veterinary and other professional press. He is also author of the informative PET CPD Blog, published on this website, which has been taken up and endorsed by many training and behavior organizations all over the world. Robert is currently working on a book and on the development of a range of accessible online education resources for the companion animal community.
He is an international consultant to the pet industry where he has engaged in the development and risk assessment of pet ‘toys’ targeted specifically at promoting the welfare of pets and their relationships with their owners. He was also actively involved in the development of the ‘The Puppy Plan’, first launched in February 2012 and updated in 2014, a collaboration between Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club.