About me

Here at Amazing Animal Minds, my mission is to empower you with the knowledge and tools to making your dog happy.

I am an animal behaviour and physiology scientist, and I specialize in anxiety and stress.

My education: I have a PhD degree in animal behaviour and physiology (New Zealand), an MSc degree in animal science (Netherlands), and worked for several years as a postdoc in animal welfare (Australia).    

My work: I currently work as a researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (since 2017), where I am a course leader of the MSc course Animal Behaviour and Welfare. I also supervise MSc and PhD students during their thesis research projects in animal behaviour and welfare. I am a member of the animal behaviour specialist organization 'International Society for Applied Ethology', and a member of the Center of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science in Sweden. I continuously publish my research work in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and give talks at international scientific conferences specialized in animal welfare. You can read more about my work here.









This website: I am lucky enough to meet many dogs and their owners when they come into the lab to participate in my research projects. But it also made me feel that the knowledge I generate as a scientist is a little too far away from reaching dog owners. I realized that we generate a vast amount of scientific information, but the solutions take years to reach dog owners.

From discussions with dog owners in the lab I hear that there is a lot of outdated, wrong, and sometimes outright dangerous information out there. The purpose of my work as a scientist is to help dogs (and their owners) feel good and be happy. With my blog, I want to make sure that you have the right knowledge to help your dog deal with her anxiety. After all, who spends countless hours digging deeper into the scientific literature for clues on how to help alleviate dogs' stress and anxiety?.... well, that would be me of course! :-) 

My consultations: I am now allocating a small part of my time to help private dog owners that struggle with their dog's anxiety on an individual basis.

My job is to guide you through the process of finding a solution that works for you using a combination of behavioural diagnostic tools, science based techniques and approaches to help you have the calm and happy life that you and your dog deserve! To learn more about my approach and to book a consultation, click here.

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