I have a degree in Zoology from London
University, and in June 2008 I was awarded a Distinction in the
Post-Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal
Behaviour Counselling, which I completed at Southampton University.
This rigorous and extensive course covers all the companion
animal species and includes detailed reference to behavioural
development, ethology, neuropsychology, pharmacology, learning theory,
psychology, the law relating to pets, animal welfare, and training:
theory and practical experience.
I am a Full Member of the
Association of Pet Behaviour
Counsellors (APBC), and an Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)
Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
The Association of Pet Behaviour
Counsellors (APBC) is an international network of experienced and qualified pet
behaviour counsellors. Members have to meet high academic standards and
have extensive practical experience, and the APBC Code of Practice
ensures that members maintain high professional standards so that
clients can be assured of effective, humane and appropriate advice at a
Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)
is the regulatory body that sets and maintains the standards of
knowledge and practical skills needed to be an
animal trainer, training instructor or
animal behaviour therapist,
it maintains the national registers of appropriately qualified animal
trainers and animal behaviourists.