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I DO NOT use outdated 'Dominance-Reduction' techniques, force or punishment and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.
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
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
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
Animal Centre NAC, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK - Equine Behaviour Qualification EBQ, Module 1, 2001
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
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,
well as my general nursing duties and Bach Flower/Behaviour consultations I have also been running
Classes for several years in the clinic which I continue to do now I'm home in Auckland.
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.
will learn basic canine behaviour and puppies will learn to socialise
with other puppies in a controlled and fun environment within the
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