I have a Masters degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Newcastle University, specialising in dog behaviour. This MSc course is validated by the ASAB (Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour) Accreditation Committee and fulfills the academic requirements for CCABs (Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourists).
I also grew up on a farm, which meant that from an early age I’ve been surrounded by animals of all kinds. Now with many years hands-on dog-training experience, my work with dogs began at a very early age when I started training working-sheepdogs for herding work on the family farm. This then progressed to training herding-dogs for other people, then to rescue dogs for local dog-sanctuaries, and finally to pet-dogs and their owners in their own homes. I work with all different breeds, covering all types of behaviours from new puppies, to dogs with severe aggression and phobias.
I have also studied Conservation at the University of Salford and graduated with a BSc (hons). Throughout the degree there was a strong emphasis on ethology, which is the scientific study of animal behaviour. My final year dissertation specialised in animal behaviour.
Other Dog Behavioursists in the Greater Manchester area qualified to MSc level:
And for further information, see the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors (APBC) website for a list of approved education courses, and make sure that you chose a professional who has undertaken one of these accredited courses:
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