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Donna Skinsley is an animal behaviourist and training consultant specialising in canine, equine and feline cases. She is academically qualified, professionally registered and has over 15 years practical experience in the field. She offers a professional and comprehensive, reward–based, behavioural referral and training service across the south of England based from Salisbury in Wiltshire. In particular she covers Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire. Having just re-located from Camberley in Surrey, she continues to run clinics and home visits in that area on a weekly basis.
As an animal behaviourist and training consultant, Donna is a big believer that a trainer’s own animals speak volumes and hence her own animals form some of her best adverts for her work. She uses them regularly when demonstrating reward-based methods to clients and the general public at conferences, agricultural shows and such like, including demonstrating at Crufts for six years.
Donna is proud of the fact that the majority of her clientele come through Veterinary referral, animal welfare charities or word of mouth recommendations from those with knowledge of the results she can achieve. Behavioural cases will only be taken on referral from a veterinary surgeon.
No dog, horse or cat is too young or too old. They are learning all their lives.
What they learn is down to you!
Essentially Donna believes that training should be fun for both you and your pet. That way you are much more likely to do more of it. Just like people, animals learn through getting them motivated to want to do what you want, not because they have to but because they want to. Think about when you have been nagged or forced into doing something as opposed to something you’ve enjoyed learning because you wanted to. We need to care about how we achieve our goals and understand the emotion that lies behind it.If you have any questions or wish Donna to help you then please contact her.