Companion Animal Therapy

Welcome to Companion Animal Therapy

About Me

  I am a fully qualified Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) Behaviour Advisor who specialises in canine behaviour and training issues. I have worked with owners and their vets to improve canine welfare over the last eight years. I am accredited with an OCN recognised COAPE Level 3 award in ‘Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation’.  

  I am a member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT) and a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and Behaviourists (IMDTB) and I work with the behaviour division of the IMDTB, developing sections of OCN accredited IMDTB qualifications and supporting students in their studies. I help to create a wide variety of behavioural seminar programmes for IMDTB, covering topics such as Resource Guarding, Impulse Control, Dog-Human Aggression, Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours and Separation Related Distress disorders.  

  I regularly attend seminars and workshops across the country to continue my professional development and to keep up to date with all the latest scientific developments in both behaviour and training. In the past I volunteered at the Dogs Trust in Snetterton and worked with the Norwich and Mid-Norfolk branch of the RSPCA.      

What I Do

  I offer personal and considerate one-to-one behavioural support and training for you and your dog(s) in your own home. All the techniques I use are based on the latest scientific knowledge and involve the use of non-aversive, positive-reinforcement methods. This is a fundamental principle that runs throughout all my work. All aspects of your dog’s daily lifestyle and environment, prior history, medical background, nutrition and handling are considered when developing a specific, personalised treatment plan for you and your dog. Following our first consultation I will provide your plan in writing along with any related training guidelines. 

Additionally, your vet will also receive a report outlining the main principles of the modification plan for your dog’s medical file and to ensure they are fully updated with your dog’s progress. Furthermore, you will receive three months’ email/telephone follow-up support so that we can track improvement together which also includes an additional home visit at an appropriate stage in the plan. For complex or multiple behavioural issues, additional support packages can be arranged.  

  I have experience with helping owners with all aspects of canine parenting from puppyhood to senior years, including experience with rescue dogs and dogs with acute and chronic lifelong medical conditions whom require both immediate post-operative behavioural rehabilitation and longer term behavioural support. So, whether you and your pet need training support to walk loosely on the lead or to improve recall, whether you require help with specific behavioural issues such as aggression, separation related disorders, noise sensitivities and phobias, abnormal repetitive behaviours, impulse control and resource guarding then please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can also help with life stage advice such as helping to develop your puppy into a happy and confident dog, how to survive those teenage years or helping your older dog enjoy and live their life to the full. 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Companion Animal Therapy

Last straw, Norwich, Norfolk Nr162pt, GB

07730 985968

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed