Dr. Colleen Fisher obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. She developed a special interest in working dog behavior through her engagement with a number of police canine units, detector dog agencies, and assistance animal organizations and the Canadian Task Force 4 (Manitoba) Urban Search and Rescue Team. She received her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Edinburgh in 2019. Her research focused on the ability of psychiatric (PTSD) service dog handlers and search and rescue dog handlers to recognize stress in their canine partners and the potential for improved service dog training. She is Fear Free Elite Certified, a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour, and a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants.