THE BEHAVIOUR PRACTICE
RESTORE YOUR HAPPY RELATIONSHIP
WHO CLIENTS CONSULT WITH
Clients consult with Anna Francesca Bradley MSc BSc (Hons) Provisional Clinical, Certified IAABC and ABTC Accredited Animal Behaviourist.
Anna has some of the highest professional credentials in the field of animal behaviour in combination with 16 years experience with over 1700 dogs from over 150 different breeds. Anna is also a research author*, provides behavioural content for BARKS magazine distributed worldwide and previously a temperament assessor for WAG North East Friendship Dogs.
Anna is the owner of Perfect Pawz! Training and Behaviour Practice Full Credentials
*Bradley A, Douglas C, Serpell J. Comparing the temperament of Newly Recognised Cross-Breed Dogs (Labradoodles and Cockapoos) and parent breeds using Canine Behaviour And Research Questionnaire In: British Society of Animal Science, Annual Conference. 2016, Chester, UK: Cambridge University Press.'
EXAMPLES OF BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES ADDRESSES
Multiple variants of aggression (fear based/territorial/protective/maternal/interdog/redirected/loss of impulse control/predatory etc.)
Reactivity over excitement/excessive vocalization/over-arousal/frustration etc.
Inappropriate house soiling
Repetitive behaviours (including stereotypical and obsessive behaviours - self trauma/locomotor/neurological/oral/social expression)
Fears and phobias (including PTSD, panic, neophobia)
Anxiety related disorders
Diet related issues (including anorexia, pica, coprophagia)
Stress and over-arousal
Age related degerative disorders including cognitive decline
ARE YOU GIVING YOUR CLIENTS THE BEST BEHAVIOURAL SERVICE?
The strive for regulation of animal behaviour - we're a part of it, we
want the best, do you?
REGULATION - HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?
Anti-social canine behaviour has hit the headlines over the last few years and as a result many more people (dog owners or not) have become sensitive to the antics of our four-legged friends.
Accompanying this media attention has been a surge in ‘canine professionals’, people who want to provide behavioural advice.
The problem is that many of these ‘professionals’ do not have any formal qualifications or belong to any professional accreditation body who adjudicates and regulates their competence.
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM
Anyone may call themselves a ‘behaviourist’. Without formal study and subsequent qualifications, there's likely to be very poor, incomplete or totally inaccurate diagnosis of the problem which of course results in a completely inaccurate and ineffective treatment plan. Some 'behaviourists' claim to be qualified but have only studied online, received 'qualifications' from an organization with no external adjudication or qualify from courses with limited or outdated course content.
Methods used may be insensitive and completely lacking the depth of understanding required to remediate the problem, or take into account medical issues which may be complicating factors.
The overall effect may be at best detrimental to the dog and at worse harmful, exacerbating the original complaint.
PROVIDING THE BEST FOR CLIENTS
The Animal Behaviour Training and Welfare Council (ABTC) is the regulatory body created to represent trainers and behaviourists.
It sets exemplary standards of knowledge and practical skills required for these professions which all members must first attain in order to gain access to the register and then maintain through continued professional development. DEFRA and the Government refer to the ABTC in matters referring to animal behaviour.
Anna Francesca Bradley MSc BSc (hons) is an accredited animal behaviourist with the ABTC.
AFTERWARDS, IS SUPPORT PROVIDED?
We provide follow up to a maximum of six months, via telephone and email. We are there whenever our owners need us, adjustment of the original strategy will always be required - the behavioural process can be an emotional ride and support is a must.
Having the exemplary standards and skills required to satisfy the ABTC charter is something we're proud to offer our owners
CLAIM BACK FEES
Depending upon the owner's insurance provider, we are happy to assist with insurance claims for clients visiting via referral