John Richardson is based in Sydney and has trained dogs for over thirty years. Known as 'The Dog Whisperer', he is chief instructor and Managing Director of DogTech International - one of the most successful in-home dog training companies operating in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan. He assists animal welfare shelters and runs workshops and seminars for the RSPCA. Leslye Sharon Cole is a freelance illustrator living in Sydney. After seeing John work as 'The Dog Whisperer' on television, she sought his help with her own dog's behavioural problems. This led to a creative association and their first book together, The Dog Whisperer.