Peter began his professional career as a Research Biologist for the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare in the UK working in academic and practical animal welfare around the world for several years before returning to the UK to work in companion animal behaviour therapy practice. He established the first companion animal behaviour referral clinic at a UK Veterinary School at Bristol in 1990 and has been in practice for the referral of behaviour problems in pets for over thirty years.
Peter served as a Clinical Professor at the Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Japan from 2008-11 and, after 5 years as a Visiting Scholar at the Dept of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, was appointed Adjunct Professor in 2009. He is the author/co-author of 17 books, including the international best-sellers ‘Do Cats Need Shrinks?’ And ‘Do Dogs Need Shrinks?’, and ‘EMRA Intelligence’ - an approach to companion behaviour problem assessment and treatment which is now also applied to zoo animal enrichment projects at Johannesburg zoo in South Africa (see https://www.coapesa.com)
When in Europe, Peter now lives in Helsinki, Finland, but travels frequently as an ethologist guide throughout southern and east Africa for Rae Safaris http://raesafaris.co.za/