Amanda Warner BFRAP - Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner NZ

Qualified Companion Animal Behaviourist





I spent nearly 10 years in the UK veterinary nursing and attending behaviour courses run by some of the top UK Behaviourists including Sarah Whitehead, David Appleby, Anne McBride and UK's top Veterinary Behaviourists Sarah Heath and Jon Bowen.

I gained several certificates including the CBQ -Canine Behaviour Qualification from the Natural Animal Centre in Wales.

I DO NOT use outdated 'Dominance-Reduction' techniques, force or punishment and follow the 'Positive Reinforcement' code of practice of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
New Zealand - APDTNZ.



Qualifications/Further Education/CPD


Hills Puppy Preschool Trainer online course, NZ, 2011.

Association of Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand APDTNZ - Annual Conference, Wellington, NZ, 2010 & 2011

British Veterinary Nursing Association BVNA, UK - BVNA Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour, 2009 - 2010

Veterinary Behaviourists Jon Bowen BVetMed DipAS (CABC) MRCVS and Sarah Heath BVSc DECVBM-CA MRCVS - Behaviour CPD lectures & Day courses including 'Sounds Scary' Fireworks Phobia Lectures, UK, 2003 - 2009

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors APBC, UK - Puppy Classes and Common Behaviour Problems, CPD day 2008

Natural Animal Centre NAC, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK - Bach Flower Remedy Animal Practitioners Annual CPD Conference, 2004 - 2007

Natural Animal Centre NAC, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK - Bach Flower Remedy Animal Practitioners Teacher Training Course, Stage 1, 2007

Natural Animal Centre NAC, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK - Canine Behaviour Qualification CBQ, 2004 - 2006

Centre of Applied Pet Ethology COAPE, NOCN Approved Centre,Open College Network, UK - Think Dog! Canine Behaviour Therapy, 2004

The Bach Centre, Oxfordshire, UK - Bach Foundation Teachers Course, 2003

Natural Animal Centre NAC, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK - Equine Behaviour Qualification EBQ, Module 1, 2001

Natural Animal Centre NAC, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK - Bach Foundation Registered  Animal Practitioner Qualification (BFRAP), 2001 - 2003

NZ Bach Flower Courses,  Auckland, NZ - Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner Qualification (BFRP), 2001 - 2002



     Veterinary Nurse



I have been Veterinary Nursing for over 20 years and spent the last 5 years as Head Nurse at a lovely small animal practice in Barnes, Southwest London.

As well as my general nursing duties and Bach Flower/Behaviour consultations I have also been running
Puppy Classes for several years in the clinic which I continue to do now I'm home in Auckland.

I use modern, scientifically based theory including a form of training called 'Clicker Training' which is based on Positive Reinforcement ensuring it is a kind and motivational way for puppies to learn.
Clicker Training is an ideal technique to shape and develop behaviours without using punishment or force.
Classes are small ensuring puppies do not get anxious or overwhelmed and recieve plenty of individual attention.
Owners will learn basic canine behaviour and puppies will learn to socialise with other puppies in a controlled and fun environment within the clinic.





With the knowledge I have obtained in the UK, I continue Veterinary Nursing and accept Veterinary referrals for
Bach Flower/Behaviour Animal consultations and run
Puppy Classes in Auckland, New Zealand



Bach Flower Remedies for Animals BFRAP


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