Mark Vette is an animal psychologist and zoologist who has been studying and working with animals for 40 years. He runs an animal behaviour clinic and has created a companion online training program called Dog Zen. He has been on several popular television programs and has trained animals for many iconic New Zealand commercials, from the Toyota 'bugger' dog, to the pukekos in the Genesis ads. He is famous for having taught dogs to drive and also to fly a small plane. He is also a longtime and committed Buddhist who brings an emotional bond and true respect to his relationships with animals.