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Sometimes dogs and cats develop behavioural problems that are frustrating to deal with and can interfere with the enjoyment of owning a pet.

All our vets and nurses can give you very good basic advice about behaviour but some pets may need a little bit more help and for those we are happy to recommend referral to a behaviourist.

We currently refer behavioural problems to Stephanie Hedges BSc (Hons). Stephanie has been a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors since 2009. She studied animal behaviour at the University of Southampton.

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Dog training

If you are thinking of taking your dog to training classes we recommend that you choose a trainer who belongs to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Members of the APDT undergo written and practical examinations and adhere to a code of conduct. To find a class run by a local APDT trainer please visit:

Please note: The APDT (USA) is not the same as the UK APDT. The APDT (USA) does not perform any kind of assessment on UK trainers.

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