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As at 2018 I have been in practice as a dog behaviourist for 15 years. I have worked on veterinary referral all this time. I hold a M.Res with distinction (Masters in Research Science in Dog Cognition and Forensic Psychology), a B.Sc in Applied Animal Behaviour (2:1) so my qualifications are specific to animal behaviour but I majored in dogs and cats. I also hold an advanced diploma Dip CABT (Coape). I am a full member of the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) a full member of TCBTS (The Canine Behaviour and Training Society), a member of CAPBT (Coape Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers), I am a member of the APDT00963 (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). I am listed on the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)  as a Registered Animal Training Instructor. The ABTC is the (voluntary) regulatory body for dog behaviourists and trainers.

I deal with all aspects of dog behaviour problems. My degree covered multiple species but I consider myself only truly knowledgeable about dogs. 

Please find attached my referral form. I would be most grateful if you could complete this for me with relevant medical history when referring clients to me so that I have a full background including any blood tests and results etc.

I cover the following areas and more:

Broadstone, Creekmore, Oakdale, Poole, Lilliput, Sandbanks, Canford, Canford Heath, Wimborne, Ferndown, West Moors, Ringwood, Christchurch, Mudeford, New MIlton, Alderholt, Fordingbridge, Verwood, Three Legged Cross and more. 

 

THE ANSWER TO THE QUIZ ON THE 2018 NEWSLETTER IS:

THE DOG ON THE RIGHT IS STRESSED. HOW CAN I TELL?

The ears are clamped to the head forming triangle shapes, pinched at the top

The eyes are "beady" and rounded

The eyes are showing the whites

The eyebrows are pronounced forming little bumps

You can see the holes at the base of the whiskers showing tension

The mouth is bunched showing tension 

The mouth is also shaped into a "smile" which is an appeasing grimace.

The toes are slightly splayed showing tension in the feet

The dog is quite upright, showing body tension

If you and your clinic would like to know more about interpreting canine body language, I run workshops on this subject, Please contact me if you would like to know more.

 

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