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The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is a network of friendly and professional practitioners who work alongside the vet-led team with a variety of species including dogs, cats, horses, small mammals, reptiles, birds and other animals. APBC members offer a variety of in-person and remote services (including internationally).

Full APBC members are qualified, assessed and regulated, having met the standards set out by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), to promote animal welfare through training and behaviour change.  Full members have a depth and breadth of skills, knowledge and experience, unrivalled within the animal behaviour industry.

The APBC also organises regular events aimed at owners, trainers, behaviourists and the veterinary team.

The APBC Mission Statement

  • To be a forward thinking organisation and to ensure that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained, alongside the need to maintain safety for all involved.
  • To ensure our practitioners’ skills, knowledge and understanding remain current through the regulatory body’s requirements for continuing professional development.
  • To provide opportunities for members and other practitioners within the field to expand their skills and knowledge through vibrant, interactive and innovative events.
  • To provide a supportive and nourishing environment for the development of all members of the organisation.
  • To provide opportunities for members and other practitioners to be aware of, and involved in, current developments and research in the field.
  • To provide evidence-based information, support and expert input for co-professionals including (but not limited to) the vet led team, social services, rescue organisations, legal professionals and many others.
  • To provide a body of practitioners which the veterinary profession can feel confident working alongside knowing the highest standards of animal welfare will always be the priority.
  • To provide a holistic and cohesive behavioural approach to assist clients and promote animal welfare.

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