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As pet-ownership ever increases, so has the demand for behaviour and training support. However, the time we spend with our clients is just the tip of the 𝗢𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗴!

For many working in this field, burn-out is common from the sheer demand for services to the wide-ranging, often emotionally traumatic cases. I wanted to put together what I hope will give owners some insight into the factors typically involved when they engage with a certified animal behaviourist/trainer.

And I really hope this infographic is helpful for all the amazing practitioners working so hard to make a difference, as this highlights the reality of our most rewarding yet often challenging role.

There are many other factors we could include – consider what would be on your iceberg?

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