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From the Dog Division

Dog Blog

So You Want to be a Behavior Consultant

Behaviour consulting is a relatively new field in the world of animal behaviour. Behaviour consultants help animals in a very holistic way, taking into account the environment within which they live and learn, the people and other animals they interact with and the needs of their caretakers.  If you are interested in the field of behaviour consulting, there are a number of skills and interests you will need to foster, as well as a drive to continue your education beyond the basics of training animals.

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From the Horse Division

Horse Blog

Lindsy Murray, CHBC, ACDBC

Lindsy Murray is an IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant and an Associate Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant in Cheshire, UK.

Lindsy’s knowledge of equine behaviour, alongside her experience of working with rescued horses for over 25 years has enabled her to provide clients with a wealth of information and guidance to help them understand and resolve their horse’s problematic behaviours.

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From the Cat Division

Cat Blog

Anneleen Bru MSc, CCBC

Anneleen Bru (°1985) is graduated from the University of Southampton (UK) with a MSc in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling and founded the company Felinova Animal Behaviour Consulting in 2008. “Our mission is to bring an optimal harmony between cats and their owners, because we love happy cats and happy owners!”, says Anneleen, owner 5 beautiful sacred birmans herself, a breed that conquered her heart when she started breeding them at the age of 18.

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From the Parrot Division

Parrot Blog

Anthropomorphism and the Human-Parrot Bond

Westerners tend to increasingly treat their parrots and other pets as family members by including them in family holidays, outings, even weddings, and sometimes in their obituaries, should the pet outlive their owner, or in memorials when the pet dies. As nonhuman family members, scientific research demonstrates that animal companions may provide important social support. By elevating the pet to the status of a quasi-human, they may have access to the latest consumer trends in animal care products and veterinary medicine, their own designer clothing, and other attributes to which the well-meaning pet owner may have access. However, isn’t much of this anthropomorphism?

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