Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson gained the degree of Master of Science (with Distinction) in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling (MSc CABC) from the University of Southampton. He joined the APBC as a student member in 2005 and is now a Full Member of the APBC and a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB). He is also an Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.

He has worked with dogs in training classes situations, but now concentrates on one to one training and pet behaviour counselling. Graham is particularly interested in the behaviour of dogs and their owners in the countryside. During his under-graduate studies in applied animal behaviour at the University of Southampton he investigated factors affecting the distance dogs roam from their owners in recreational environments through the use of GPS technology. During his MSc he investigated the effects of owner initiated play on the roaming behaviour of dogs on a subsequent walk in a recreational environment.

Graham was the Dog’s Monthly magazine Trail Hound’s News Editor until January 2014 and is currently also the Technical Editor of Trail Magazine. As a writer and photographer he has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers as well as being the author of two books for hillwalkers.

He lives among the mountains of the Lake District and has variable numbers of rescued cats and dogs in the Thompson household.

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