Helen Zulch is a veterinarian who qualified in South Africa, and has since worked in a number of areas of veterinary science. She developed an interest in animal behaviour and has consulted and lectured in the field for over ten years, moving to the University of Lincoln, England, to continue her career. Helen's main interests and areas of research include the prevention of behaviour problems through appropriate early life experiences. She has owned and trained dogs for over 21 years. Helen is involved in the development of the Life Skills training and research programme - which includes training classes - which this book is based on.