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What are animal behaviour change programmes and what’s most effective?

Animal behaviour change programmes are aimed at modifying the behaviour of animals to improve their welfare, reduce their impact on the environment, or improve their interactions with humans. These programmes employ a variety of methods, including operant conditioning, classical conditioning,…

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…

What is counterconditioning in animal training?

Counterconditioning is a form of behavioural therapy that involves changing an animal’s emotional response to a specific stimulus. This is…

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…

A Christmas thank you

It has been another busy year with the fall-out of the pandemic still being felt with the continued rise in…

Pet parenting style influences dog behaviour

A new paper from Brubaker and Udell (2022) has found that the parenting style of the owner[s] can predict certain…

The Business Awards Show – Hanne Grice interview

Interview with Hanne Grice for the Business Awards show. If you’re interested in finding out a little more about me…

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…

Winner: Animal Behaviourist of the Year – Global Corporate LiveWire Awards

Great news! Hanne was nominated for Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2021/22 in the Global Corporate LiveWire Awards and has…

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