Zazie Todd, Ph.D., has a Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Nottingham) and an MFA Creative Writing (UBC). Her book Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy, with a foreword by Dr. Marty Becker, is published by Greystone Books. She is the creator of Companion Animal Psychology, a blog about how to have happy cats and dogs, according to science. Todd won the 2017 Captain Haggerty Award from the Dog Writer's Association of America for her article, The Ultimate Dog Training Tip.
Todd graduated with honours from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers (“the Harvard of dog training”), and has a Certificate of Feline Behaviour with Distinction from International Cat Care. She is a shelter affiliate member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a mutli-species professional member of the Pet Professional Guild, and a volunteer at the BC SPCA. As well, she is an affiliate member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
Todd grew up in Leeds, in the north of England, and now lives in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, with her husband and two cats.