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Introducing your puppy to your cat

Nurturing appropriate cat-dog relationships is something I’m passionate about and that’s because bringing a new puppy into your home can be a joyful experience, but it can also be a bit daunting if you already have a resident cat. A…

What is desensitisation in animal training?

Desensitisation is a behaviour therapy technique used to reduce a person’s or animal’s fear, anxiety, or other negative emotional response…

Why pet owners should focus on using positive reinforcement methods

Positive reinforcement is a widely accepted and effective method for addressing behaviour problems in pets. What is positive reinforcement? Positive…

The Cat Consent Test

When it comes to petting, it is best to remember that cats as a species are not inherently social or…

Stress and burnout

With the ever-increasing financial challenges faced by pet owners, demands on time which may impact work/life balance, as well as…

Exercise & enrichment – boredom busters

With the weather improving and longer daylight hours, we can do more with our pets to help relieve any boredom…

What clients see – the tip of the iceberg

As pet-ownership ever increases, so has the demand for behaviour and training support. However, the time we spend with our…
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WINNER: Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2021 – Home Counties

Great news The LUXLife Pet Product & Services Awards 2021 winners have been announced, and I am delighted to receive…

Cat stress, health & behaviour

Data suggests even stoic cats can have elevated levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine, and other stress hormones, and that chronically…
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Dogs and cats – can they get along?

A question I often get asked is “Can dogs and cats get along?” it’s a common misconception that the two…

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Awards

  • BBWA 2021 silver award
  • CorporateLiveWire Global Awards winner 2021/22 award
  • Lux Pet Product and Services 2021 award
  • CorporateLiveWire Oxfordshire Prestige Award - Dog Trainer of the Year 2020-22 two-times winner
  • BBWA 2015 finalist award
  • Scoot Headline Award winner 2015

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