How do you decide on the best animal behaviourist for you?
Depending on who you talk too, there are conflicting views on whether a good, reputable animal behaviourist who helps owners with their pets’ behavioural issues should have qualifications or if the number of years’ experience should be taken into account. As there is no standard career track or required certification to become an animal behaviourist the Pet Education Trust believes that experience can be just as invaluable as holding a certified qualification.
Finding the right behaviourist for you and your pet is hugely important. You need to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish as finding a behaviourist that will meet your expectations will make the training much easier.
Do your research. Talk to your vet, ask at your local animal shelter and speak to neighbours and friends. Don’t be afraid to ask the behaviourist questions about past experiences and don’t be afraid to enquire if they have any references from previous clients.
Click onto the list below to find a comprehensive list of animal behaviourist/trainers for your specific species of pet. This list is by no means exhaustive.
The Pet Education Trust is clear in its endeavour to recommend responsible behaviourists only and would welcome feedback from clients about their experiences.