Who we are

Meet our Board

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    Turid Rugaas

    President

    With a career spanning several decades, Turid is a world renowned expert on dog communication and welfare. She is devoted to educating future generations of trainers and behaviourists, and is the author of several popular books.

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    Winkie Spiers

    Chair

    ​Based in London, Winkie has been working with dogs and owners for many years and is a sought after speaker, author and behaviour consultant. She devotes much of her time to mentoring and supporting other trainers. 

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    Karen Webb

    Secretary

    ​Karen Webb has lived with, trained and studied dogs for many years. She is passionate about animal welfare and has completed a number of courses relating to canine behaviour, as well as speaking at events in the UK and internationally.

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    Peter Botsch

    Treasurer

    Peter is based in southern Germany and graduated and works as a Dipl.-Ing. in mechanics. He has completed several courses with experts such as Turid Rugaas and Anne Lill Kvam about canine behaviour and health. He is passionate about nose work and works as a freelancer at dogcom in Bad Wimpfen.

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    Harriet Alexander

    Board Member

    Harriet has been working with dogs and their humans for several years in London and Melbourne and is the Founder of All Dogs Are Good. She's previously worked in many industries, including the arts, government and not-for-profit. Her work has involved project management, marketing, business development, as well as training and supporting over 1000 animal rescue volunteers.

  • Audrey Doornbos

    Understudy

    In 2010 Audrey switched from a career in graphic design to veterinary nursing with a special interest in canine behaviour. She has since completed several courses in this area.  Her work as a vet nurse, dog behavior specialist and as Editor of the PDTE newsletter enables her to improve the welfare of dogs in multiple ways.

Meet our members

We have members all around the world working with dogs and humans. Every PDTE member goes through a thorough application process. See the table below for our full member directory, which can be sorted by the headings above each column. You can view member locations via the Find a Trainer map.

Find a PDTE trainer

We hold our members to a high standard. Ensure you and your dog are receiving modern and compassionate care with one of our approved trainers.

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