Animal Behaviourist Debbie Connolly is a straight talking, witty northerner, originally from Middlesbrough (the country's most friendly town). Debbie works all over the UK dealing with and helping people in:
Better Dog Behaviour. Better Cat Behaviour. Advice on Dangerous Dog Act. Dog Aggression. Legalisation of Pit Bull Terrier Advice. Pet and Child Safety. Dog Trainer. Cat Trainer.
With an interest in status dogs and inner city youths, she lobbies councils and MP's to create a route out of the gang culture for young men and their dogs.
With extensive media experience including TV, Debbie is an eloquent speaker on animal problems and as she says "the stupidity of some owners".
Her first book, out now reflects this as it points the finger firmly at owners of problem dogs, not the dogs themselves. She is working on her second, due out spring 2012.
Uniquely, Debbie is the only behaviourist who treats dogs, cats and livestock, even problem pigs can be helped.
I am anti BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) and think the problem is the owners, the sad macho young men and criminals that have dogs as weapons.
I advise owners on the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) both before and after their dogs have broken the law and have assessed a few dogs for court whose owners have been prosecuted.
I am an Animal Behaviourist or Dog Trainer and Cat Trainer. I write for London Dog Forum and Companion Dog World as a columnist and have many other published articles in everything from the Police Billboard Magazine to the Veterinary Times.
I also have two articles on the Real Women Today website about women in the workplace and how my pets stop me dating.
I use a range of treatment for animals, mostly based on teaching owners to use their body language properly but also homeopathic remedies.
My main projects are lecturing on safety for pets and kids and getting funding for a unique idea to get youths and their status dogs into a new career.
Debbie raised her nephew from aged eight, she enjoys all things animal training, reads Agatha Christie books and enjoys watching American Sitcoms.
She also collects antique glass particularly from the depression era glassware and the uranium glass. She has a funny kitsch collection of Babycham and Cherry B, Snowball glasses too.