Need mentoring support or business advice?

Whether you are new to the pet behaviour industry, looking to study animal behaviour or train companion animals, have a daycare or thinking about launching a new pet-related service and you want support then we can help.

Hanne provides mentoring and consultancy support for students, pet professionals and business owners. She has mentored numerous students and pet professionals over the years both nationally and internationally, who have gone on to achieve great success. 

As a Mentor and Faculty Advisor for Victoria Stilwell Dog Training & Behaviour Academy, Animal Sciences Lecturer, Module Leader and Supervisor for MSc students, Hanne has vast experience of helping students of animal behaviour, welfare and training.

Hanne advises businesses such as groomers, day cares, dog walkers, catteries, and retail stores/cafes on how to create environments that set up pets and their owners up for success.

Hanne’s business acumen, customer service excellence and professionalism has been recognised both within the animal industry and wider business community on a local and national level, receiving numerous awards since the company started in 2006, including Best New Business, Animal Behaviourist of the Year, Dog Trainer of the Year, Best Animal Services, and awards for Best Customer Service.

In addition, Hanne has provided schools with support relating to introducing school dogs, as well as companies looking to create and establish programmes which enable colleagues to bring their dogs into work.

Hanne’s background, which involved working closely with Board Directors, writing, producing TV, plus leading PR and Internal Comms campaigns, means Hanne has a unique skill set. These skills, together with her understanding of human & animal behaviour and psychology plus production complement one another, whether that is working for large-scale corporations or within the animal-keeping and animal entertainment industry.

Areas of specialism include internal and external communications, engagement, stakeholder management, PR, video production, written communications, animal behaviour, animal welfare & management, human-animal interactions, and psychology.

Hanne is also a certified NLP practitioner.

  • Students – hourly mentoring rate: £55 per hour (plus mileage if in-person)
  • Business consultancy – half-day (4hrs) rate: £200 (plus mileage if in-person)

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How can we help?

Hanne has been an amazing resource whilst I have been studying my canine behaviour diploma. She has encouraged me to explore my answers for myself whilst offering advice and help where necessary… Her help and advice has been invaluable. Hanne’s knowledge and experience is second to none and I would highly recommend her for any training and behavioural needs.

Katherine Foster

I really enjoyed working with Hanne as my mentor. She was very supportive, gave great advice and helped me achieve the results I needed to qualify for my certified dog trainer status at the Victoria Stillwell Academy. Thanks so much.

Lisa West-Robinson


  • 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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