The pathway to becoming an equine behaviourist in the UK requires you to: In the UK the primary equine behaviourist role at present is clinical equine behaviourist where you would be registered by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) as an ABTC-CAB (Clinical Animal Behaviourist), specialising in equines. What is the Animal Behaviour andContinue reading “How do I become a registered equine behaviourist?”
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The right Behaviourist for the job
Already this morning I’ve taken six enquiries for help with dog behaviour, really desperate people, wits’ end, it’s all gone wrong for them with their beloved family member, they’re distressed, their lives are in turmoil. What will they do if they can’t live with their dog?? All of them have seen at least one “behaviourist”,Continue reading “The right Behaviourist for the job”
What is a differential diagnosis in equine behaviour cases?
In clinical behaviour the practitioner carries out a differential diagnosis to look at the possible explanations for the unwanted behaviour. When clinicians ask owners a long list of questions, they are narrowing down the list of possible explanations. These help them to identify the differential diagnoses, confirm the diagnosis and develop a relevant and effectiveContinue reading “What is a differential diagnosis in equine behaviour cases?”
News! New group programme for behaviour students and trainees
I am launching a new group mentoring programme, “Consulting with Confidence”, where I’ll take you through an observed consultation case study, coach you through the steps to setting up your own consulting model, and support you in sourcing and running your own field case study. The programme includes regular Zoom meetings where you can learn,Continue reading “News! New group programme for behaviour students and trainees”
Feeling desperate about your horse or dog’s bad behaviour?
Too afraid or embarrassed to leave the house with your dog? Can’t even leave the yard, or enjoy a good schooling session with your horse? Why you need a behaviour practitioner who is regulated by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, if your horse or dog is playing up. The ABTC is the industry regulatorContinue reading “Feeling desperate about your horse or dog’s bad behaviour?”
Are you a veterinary, behaviour or training practitioner looking for mentoring or supervision?
Mentoring I offer mentoring for undergraduates, postgraduates, trainee behaviourists and those starting out as animal behaviourists. I am fully qualified, insured and registered at the highest level with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist, with 15 years experience as a behavioural practitioner running my own successful consultancy business. I enjoyContinue reading “Are you a veterinary, behaviour or training practitioner looking for mentoring or supervision?”
Beyond “being nice”
Who doesn’t understand the confirmation bias? I mean really. It’s so basic, all undergrad Psychology second years are just so familiar with it. See what I did there? Read on… there is so much to like in the article below (click on the link to open it). It’s interesting to think about human behaviour changeContinue reading “Beyond “being nice””
Why do our horses get behaviour problems?
We place many demands on our horses that are at odds with how they have developed over millions of years of evolution: we expect them to stand for long hours in isolation in stables, when their natural need is to move around in groups in the open; we ask them to enter dark, enclosed horseboxesContinue reading “Why do our horses get behaviour problems?”