JUNE 2022: We are currently not taking further appointments for behavioural consultations but advise that you look on the ABTC website for a veterinary, clinical or accredited animal behaviourist.
I will be taking consultations from August onwards, please contact me then to book an appointment.
We offer a full behaviour counselling service and one to one remedial and rehabilitation training in and around the Cambridge area. Susannah O'Hanlon is a fully qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (Registered Practitioner with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council) and a full member of The Canine Behaviour and Training Society and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors.
It is essential to seek advice from a suitably qualified practitioner about your pet's behaviour, who will work on veterinary referral, particularly if the issues involve aggressive behaviour towards people or other animals or involve fear or other distress for your pet. If unsure about someone's qualifications, seek further advice from your vet.
"It's important that the behaviour expert identified is someone with the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to treat your pet. Anyone can call themselves a behaviour expert, but many do not possess up-to-date knowledge or the necessary skills required to treat pets with behaviour problems.Inappropriate or outdated advice or methods may adversely affect your pet’s welfare and even make your pet’s behaviour problem worse." (RSPCA website).
For minor issues, if you are unsure whether your dog requires a full behaviour consultation or if cost is an issue, please contact us to discuss alternative options.
The team are experienced and knowledgeable in problem behaviour relating to all life stages from puppies and adolescents, to mature and elderly dogs, and have lived with and cared for multiple dogs through all these life stages.
Reputable qualifications and suitable experience are important to consider in choosing a behaviourist to deal with your dog's problems. 'Quick fixes' that attempt to merely suppress the behaviour you don't want without considering the impact of any medical or lifestyle factors on your dog's behaviour or what is motivating your dog to behave like that, can be detrimental to the welfare of your dog, damage the bond you have with your dog and increase the risk of further problems. For further details of the team's qualifications see the Team page.