Mary Burch

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Dr. Mary Burch has more than 25 years of dog experience and is one of less than 50 Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists in the United States. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has trained dogs to the advanced levels of obedience and is considered an international expert on the topic of therapy dogs. Dr. Burch is the author of twelve books, more than 200 articles, and has been a lobbyist on legislation pertaining to dangerous dogs and responsible dog ownership. She is frequently interviewed as an expert by newspapers and magazines for articles related to all aspects of animal behavior and responsible dog ownership.

Media Appearances:
• Martha Stewart Living
• Animal Planet
• Video—AKC Dog Care and Training
• 2009 Leader of Ladies Home Journal “Ask The AKC Expert” message board
• Animal Behavior Expert for AOL's Pawnation

Quoted expert:
• Newsweek
• U.S. News & World Report • Reader’s Digest • MSNBC • Prevention Magazine • National Geographic

Professional Experience/​Education/​Awards:
• Winner of the Maxwell Medallion-Dog Writer’s Association of America
• Founding member of the Animal Trainer’s Forum in the Association for Behavior Analysis
• Served on county animal control “Dangerous Dog Committee”
• Invited presenter on canine behavior throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe

Selected Works

Nonfiction
CITIZEN CANINE
The official book of the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program

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