I am a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist
(CCAB), a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, a
Certificated Member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians, and am
registered with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
I'm qualified to treat
behaviour problems in dogs, cats, and other pets,
and I have been in practice since 2009. I work with clients throughout
Suffolk and bordering counties, and have a private training
field in mid Suffolk.
I've had an interest in animal behaviour
since childhood. I grew up on a farm and have kept pet dogs, cats and rabbits
all my life, and began training my own dogs for obedience and basic
gundog training in my early teens. More recently I bred several litters
from my own pet dog.
While at school and university I spent many
weeks of work experience with vets and veterinary nurses, gaining
experience in handling animals of all shapes, sizes and temperaments!
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.
In November 2019 I
became a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB)
through the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). This
is another rigorous standard which I undertook in order that referring
vets and clients can be assured of my knowledge and experience in pet
I am a Certificated Clinical Animal
Behaviourist (CCAB), a Full Member of the
Association of Pet Behaviour
Counsellors (APBC), a Certificated Member of the Fellowship of Animal
Behaviour Clinicians (FABC), and an Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)
Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)
is the regulatory body that sets and maintains the standards of
knowledge and practical skills needed to be a Clinical Animal
Behaviourist, or animal trainer,
it maintains the national registers of appropriately qualified trainers and behaviourists.
I am an ABTC-Registered Clinical
Animal Behaviourist through my membership of two practitioner
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
The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC)
is an organisation for independently accredited Certificated Clinical
Animal Behaviourists, offering assurance to referring vets and the
public that members hold the highest academic and practical standards.