BARBARA SCHÖNING (Alemanha - Webinar) - Dr. Barbara Schöning studied veterinary medicine and did her German doctorate (dissertation) at the university of Berlin, Germany. Afterwards she did her MSc at the University of Southampton, UK (on behaviour ontogeny of Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies) and her Phd at the University of Bristol, UK (on dog aggression). She is a board qualified specialist in behaviour counseling, animal behaviour and animal welfare. Since 1992 Barbara Schöning runs her own veterinary practice, specialized in clinical ethology and behaviour counseling (since 2000 together with her colleague Dr. Kerstin Röhrs), and a dog training school. Dr. Barbara Schöning ist the president of the German Association for Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (GTVMT) and the president of the European Society of Clinical Veterinary Ethology (ESVCE). She authored numerous books and articles on dog and horse ethology, behaviour problems, learning and training. She teaches nationally and internationally on seminars and gives presentations on congresses.
CHIARA MARITI (Itália - Webinar) – Graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2003 at the University of Pisa (Italy), disserting a thesis on dog-man communication. She also graduated in Dog Training and Breeding in 2009, with a thesis on dog attachment towards man. She has a Master in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and a Ph.D. on horse behaviour. At the moment, she is a researcher at the University of Pisa, where she focuses most of her research on pets’ behaviour and welfare and on anthrozoology, leading to the publication of scientific papers in different International journals and congresses. She is a recognised European Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law.
DANIELA ZURR (Alemanha) - Qualified from Hannover Veterinary School in 1999. In 2000 she finished her research thesis about Green Iguanas. Since then she is working in a holistic veterinary practice near Nuremberg, South of Germany. Her specialities are reptile medicine and behaviour medicine. She is a certified Tellington-TTouch Practitioner for companion animals and humans and a certified behaviour veterinarian by the Bavarian Veterinary Association. Additional to her work at the veterinary clinic she works as a consultant for zoos and private exotic animal owners. She has published two books and many articles about holistic behaviour medicine and is a regular speaker at veterinary conferences. She is a member of the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Ethology and the secretary of the German Assciaton of Veterinary Behaviour medicine (Gesellschaft für Tierverhaltensmedizin und –therapie).