Abbie's Dog Academy

Qualified Animal Behaviourist BSc (Hons)


Ready to Make a Change?

I offer personalised behavioural sessions which tackle a range of behavioural issues. A personalised approach includes a 1-2-1 session and a training plan tailored to your dog.

Behavioural sessions can help your dog overcome: reactivity towards people and/or other animals, resource guarding, fears and phobias, separation anxiety, destructive behaviours, canine compulsive disorder (e.g. excessive licking), lack of recall, mouthing, jumping up on guests, lack of toilet training, pulling on the lead and many more.

I am based in Livingston, however, I am happy to travel anywhere along the central belt or further upon request.


More About Me

I graduated with an honour’s degree in Animal Behaviour (Bachelor of Science) from the University of Aberdeen. I specialised in dog behaviour at all given opportunities and even had the opportunity to complete my honours project with the SSPCA and Dogs Trust. This fuelled my passion to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to shelters due to behavioural issues.

I am devoted to helping owners create a strong relationship with their dogs. My goal is to support you and your dog overcome difficulties and achieve long-lasting results. The science-based methods I use, will improve the lives of both you and your dog as they are non-aversive and develop better communication and understanding.

Every dog has their own personality; therefore, I produce a personalised training plan tailored to your dog. I work closely with owners to tackle unwanted behaviours and provide ongoing support between sessions. I provide owners with the knowledge and techniques they need to change their dog’s behaviour.

Happy Clients,
Happy Doggies!

I can highly recommend Abbie, she came to our house to help with some behaviour issues we were having with our dog Winston. She had a friendly approachable manner,was excellent with Winston and provided us with invaluable advice and training plan for Winston who is improving his behaviour after 2 days since Abbie was here. Excellent value for money.
Abbie is a very talented and committed trainer and our lab, Jessie loved her. We immediately booked another session with her, as the training results were visible from day one. We would highly recommend Abbie and are happy to have met her.
Abbie, is amazing, we have had dogs in our family since we were kids and each dog is different, Abbie was able to help us with an issue of anxiety with cars,vans etc that we didn't realise our 5th month old puppy had she is so calm, kind and caring and has so much knowledge of dogs, she is the dog whisperer in our eyes, we have no hesitation to recommend Abbie to help you with your dog she will be committed to you and your dog 100% to help with any issues