Welcome to TheDogClinic.com!
TheDogClinic.com was founded setup during the Summer of 2008 by me, Richard Cross. Since then it has grown into a huge site covering almost every aspect of owning a dog – and it’s getting bigger all the time.
The Dog Clinic’s Goals
Our Mission: The goal of The Dog Clinic is to provide reliable, modern and ethical information to dog owners. We want to help people develop a strong bond and deep understanding of their canine companion.
We have a team of writers creating content, including dog trainers, professional writers/journalists and knowledgeable enthusiasts. While their backgrounds and expertise vary, each provides outstanding insight into their chosen topics. These include dog behaviour, training, health and news.
Our Philosophy: The Dog Clinic has a “dog first” philosophy. This means we only recommend products, training techniques, and information that we believe are kind and beneficial to the dog. No “alpha dog” methods!
We believe it’s every pet dog’s right to have a happy, fulfilled and healthy life. Dogs are wonderful and complex creatures, and as owners it’s our duty to give them the best possible life. To do that, we need to understand their behaviour and avoid resorting to short-term fixes.
For this reason, we stand for positive training methods that don’t rely on physical punishment or fear. We’re also against negative training tools such as shock collars, choke chains, invisible fences and other outdated devices. You can read more about this in our training section.
Where We’ve Been Featured…
- People – Why Dogs Paw You
- Rover – 7 Signs Your Dog Might Be Annoyed With You
- Business Insider – The Best Puppy Gear to Make Your New Dog Feel At Home
- The Bark – 6 Tips for Caring for Dogs With Canine Cognitive Dysfunction
- Readers Digest – Why Dog Harnesses Are Safer for Walks Than Collars
Meet The Team
Richard is a dog enthusiast and head editor at TheDogClinic.com. He’s been fascinated by dogs since a young age and, like most dog lovers, can’t imagine life without a canine companion.
He setup this website to share his experience with other dog owners. His goal is to help people develop an even stronger bond with their dogs, whilst promoting kind and compassionate training methods.
Alex takes care of everything behind the scenes at The Dog Clinic, including managing the website, social profiles and various research tasks.
He also loves dogs and is a firm believer in a positive, kind and ethical treatment of our canine friends.
Content Review Board
Dr. Linda Simon, MVB MRCVS
Dr. Linda Simon MVB MRCVS is a veterinary surgeon who qualified from UCD, Dublin. Since qualifying, she has worked in a range of clinics in London (including the RSPCA and Goddard’s).
Linda uses her veterinary experience to review and fact-check our canine health articles. She also writes articles for The Dog Clinic, such as her guide to canine dementia symptoms.
Rebecca Morello, IMDT ADUK
Rebecca is our canine behaviour expert. She’s an IMDT-accredited dog trainer, qualified assistance dog trainer, and has also worked for a major adoption organisation. She now runs Mindful Paws.
Away from work, Rebecca loves spending time with her beautiful cavapoo – see above for a photo! She also enjoys hiking and travelling – but her true passion is spending time with dogs.
Tonya Wilhelm has been a dog training and cat care specialist for over two decades. She has traveled the US promoting positive ways of preventing and managing behavior issues with a holistic approach.
Named one of the top ten dog trainers in the US, twice, she has helped thousands build happy relationships with their dogs with humane, positive training methods.
Kelly is a full-time freelance writer who’s passionate about pets and animal welfare. In the past, she has volunteered at shelters and veterinary clinics, worked as a part-time pet-sitter/dog walker, and played a hands-on role in rehoming street animals from the Middle East to forever homes in Europe.
When she’s not writing about pets, you’ll find her hiking coastal trails with her rescue pup, Sidney.
Kathryn is a freelance writer who has loved dogs from a very young age. She has over 20 years of experience in training her own dogs and is passionate about positive training methods that deepen the bond between people and their pups.
Outside of writing, Kathryn is always on the hunt for the best dog-friendly hiking trails in her home state of Vermont.
Staci is a professional writer and dog enthusiast who recently made the move from Scotland to the USA. She’s a huge believer in positive reinforcement and fear-free dog training.
When not writing, she spends her time volunteering with animal charities and trying to keep up with her Australian shepherd, Aloy.
Gemma is a writer and official dog nut, with over 15 years of experience in the pet industry. She researches and writes many of our gear guides, while travelling Europe with her rescue dog (Annie.)
Aside from writing, Gemma previously owned a dog shop and has worked for the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She’s currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour.
Where to Find Us
Aside from our website, you can also find us on:
How to Contact Us
The easiest way to contact us is via our email form, which you can find here. If you want to contact a specific writer you can leave a comment on one of their posts. We love hearing feedback – good or bad – so don’t be shy about getting in touch.
You can also use the following emails and phone numbers to get in touch:
- For general enquiries, please contact our team at [email protected]
- For feedback about our content, please contact the editorial team at [email protected].
- For advertising requests, please contact our media team at [email protected].
- Phone: +44 33 3303 4683
- Address: The Dog Clinic, Albion House, High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6BG
Working With The Dog Clinic
The Dog Clinic is always looking for writers who are passionate about dog welfare to join our editorial team. If you’re a canine expert, we’d love to hear from you!