Dr. Estep is internationally recognized as a teacher, researcher and educator on animal behavior.  He has helped pet parents prevent, manage and resolve behavioral issues for almost 20 years.

He regularly consults with veterinarians, pet professionals, humane organizations, government agencies and attorneys concerning animal behavior.  He has published a variety of research papers and books as well as numerous articles for pet parents.

He is co-author of “Help I’m Barking and I Can’t Be Quiet: A Pet Parenting Guide” and the award winning “Raising a Behaviorally Healthy Puppy: A Pet Parenting Guide” as well as numerous video and audio training programs for pet professionals and pet parents.  He is a popular speaker to both pet parents and pet professionals and has lectured to professional audiences on several continents.  He was a regular instructor for the National Animal Control Association’s Training Academy for over 10 years.

Dr. Estep holds both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology with specializations in animal behavior from the University of Florida.  He is Certified as an Applied Animal Behaviorist by the Animal Behavior Society.  He is a regular or affiliate member of several professional organizations including the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Animal Behavior Society and the International Society for Applied Ethology.