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.