Dr. Morag Heirs

Dr. Morag K. Heirs PhD MSc MA(Hons)(SocSci) PGCAP CAB is a practicing clinical animal behaviorist and an enthusiastic academic with particular interests in research, evidence-based practice, scent work and deaf/blind dogs. She divides her time between academic study and clinical practice.
She is currently a visiting lecturer for the University of Edinburgh (MSc in clinical animal behavior) and supervises MSc research students there. She is also course director for three entirely online MSc programs for practitioners of nutrition science, oriental medicine and complementary medicine, and teaches research skills for practitioners.
She is a director of Well Connected Canine Ltd, based in York, U.K., and manages a small team who provide canine behavior services to private clients, local government organizations, and national animal rescue organizations. She specializes in risk assessment, treating phobias and working with deaf and/or blind dogs. She also includes skills from her previous career as a myofascial release and remedial massage therapist in many consultations.
She also enjoys canicross ultra running with her two collies and a large German wire haired pointer.


Behavior Differences in Deaf and/or Visually Impaired Dogs
Evidence-Based Practice for Animal Professions (Where’s the Evidence?): Part One
Evidence-Based Practice for Animal Professions (Critical Appraisal or How to Read a Paper): Part Two
Scentwork Solutions for Common Behavioral Problems