Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition
Volhard Dog Training  and Nutrition

Wendy Volhard's
Healthy  Dog Conference 2008


Sheila Hamilton-Andrews, RN, MSc, CCAB

Sheila is a lifelong owner of dogs and other companion animals (cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.). Having graduated from Guy's Hospital in London as a registered nurse, she spent six years working in the pharmaceutical industry, followed by twenty one years of professional medical counseling in conjunction with raising a family and operating her own dog obedience training school, as well as counselling those with pet behaviour problems.

She breeds English Working Springer Spaniels, has also shown in breed for the past twenty years, (Beagles, Hamilton Stovares and Flat Coated Retrievers) and competed in agility and field trials. She currently owns two working English Springer Spaniels, a Flat Coated Retriever a GSD and a cat who loves terrorising the dogs.

Sheila has also studied human psychology through the Open University and has completed both a post graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies course, and an MSc. in Companion Animal Behaviour Counseling at The University of Southampton.

Though mainly working with dogs, she is also qualified to help owners with a variety of companion animals favouring a holistic approach to solving problem behaviour. Her knowledge, combined with many years of counseling experience, helps owners reach an acceptable and hopefully successful solution. She has written a series of articles for "Off Lead" (US) and a number of British journals, and lectures both at home and abroad on a variety of topics.

In 2005 Sheila became one of the first Accredited Clinical Animal Behaviourists in the UK, is the Chairman of the Board of the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists and a visiting clinician at The University of Southampton Animal Behaviour Clinic. She is married, has two children, and lives with her husband, Graham, in Winkfield,  Berkshire.

Regina Schwabe, DVM

Dr. Regina Schwabe has been in veterinary practice since 1976.  She is a graduate of the Tierarztliche Hochschule in Hannover, Germany, and her clinical experience extends across many species. She is also a certified animal chiropractor and acupuncturist. Her current practice is located on her farm in Pamplin, Virginia, and focuses on rehabilitation, sports medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic and swim therapy for small animals. Her practice philosophy is based on a respect for the body's innate ability to heal.

Dr. Schwabe has shown her German Wirehaired Pointers in confirmation, obedience, hunt tests, agility, flyball and tracking tests and her horse in dressage tests.

Wendy Volhard

Wendy Volhard is the senior author of the best-selling "Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog" (Howell Book House, 1996 & 2000 2nd E). For more information, see About Us.