Classified Listing Info
I specialise in the assessment and treatment of dog and cat behaviour problems.
Every day I help people and their dogs and cats in Scotland get back on the right track by providing effective and practical behavioural advice.
The problems I deal with are hugely varied, and include: aggression towards people, aggression towards dogs, fear and anxiety, training problems, barking/howling, indoor toileting, chewing and other destructive behaviours, inter-cat aggression, urine marking/spraying, compulsive behaviour, mouthing/biting, sound phobias and other specific phobias, separation anxiety, pulling on the lead, jumping up, and antisocial behaviour.
Knowledge and Experience
I am accredited through the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour as a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB), one of only 24 in the UK, and the highest standard achievable for behaviourists.
I am also a Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree (Psychology and Zoology double major) and Master of Veterinary Studies degree with first class honours (Companion Animal Behaviour).
I have sixteen years experience and over 4000 hours of consultation time with clients and their dogs and cats.
I have extensive hands-on training experience with dogs, cats, and other species (3000 hours).
My advice works - for you and your dog or cat. A study undertaken to investigate the success of my advice showed high levels of success and client satisfaction.
I am recommended by vets. Over 130 veterinary clinics in Scotland have referred behaviour cases to me.
I am a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. Full membership is achieved after undergoing a rigorous selection process, ensuring that dog and cat owners and their veterinarians can identify the most qualified and experienced behaviourists in the UK.
I use methods that improve the lives of both pet owners AND their pets, rather than using pain, fear, or intimidation to superficially suppress undesirable behaviour.
My clients can often claim on their pet insurance for my services.
I have been independently vetted by the UK Register of Expert Witnesses (dog behaviour specialist).
The only letters I place after my name are those of my university qualifications and accreditation as a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB). Be wary of unqualified behaviourists that attempt to use their membership to an organisation as if it is a qualification. Other self-proclaimed "behaviour experts" may cite the completion of a poor-quality behaviour course as evidence of their qualifications.
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