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Meet the Committee

Jane Williams Chairman

Jane Williams is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) and a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC). Jane became the Chair of the APBC in May 2017. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and an MA in Education Management, in addition to her Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton. She also has a research MSc from the same University, the topic of which is animal health, welfare and ethics.
Jane is currently consulting as a companion animal behaviourist in Essex, London and the East of England. Jane works with a number of animal charities locally and has provided behaviour CPD and training events for staff at many local veterinary practices. She has also developed training materials for a variety of organisations including the PDSA and the RSPCA. She works with local schools to improve the understanding of young people about companion animal welfare.

Elaine Henley Treasurer

Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the ABTC, and a Certified Parrot Consultant with the IAABC. Elaine lives in Scotland, is a companion animal behavioural counsellor who has been working with humans and their pets since the establishment of the Animal Behaviour Clinic & Take the Lead Dog School in 1997. Elaine has a Post-Graduate Degree Diploma, Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling, from the University of Southampton. Elaine is a Full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), a Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), and a Certified Parrot Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC).

Gwen Bailey

Gwen Bailey BSc (Hons) worked as Head of Animal Behaviour for a leading animal rehoming charity for 12 years.  In 2003, she founded Puppy School (www.puppyschool.co.uk), a UK network of puppy class tutors who help educate over 8000 puppies/owners a year.  Gwen has written 14 books, with the Perfect Puppy being in the best seller list for the past 25 years.   She is a member and past Chairman of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, a Trustee of Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, a President for the charity Dogs Helping Kids.

Ingrid Haskal

Ingrid is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and a Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) She has a post-graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling from the University of Southampton. Ingrid is also a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) and specialises in separation anxiety syndrome in dogs. Ingrid works with cats and dogs with behaviour issues in the London area but because of her method of practise works with separation anxiety in dogs all over the world.

Denise Nuttall

I am Denise Nuttall M.Res (Master’s degree in Research Science – with distinction – Dog Cognition and Forensic Psychology), B.Sc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour; Dip CABT (Coape) and the founder of Paws In Hand Dog Training and Behaviour.

Dawn Turner

BSc MSc CABC, Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) Full Member Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC). I began practising as an animal behaviourist in April 1999 after obtaining a degree in Environmental Biology and a Masters from the University of Edinburgh in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. I became a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) in 2006. I am listed on the ABTC website as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist and am a member of the British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA).I see canine and feline behaviour cases on veterinary referral and carry out consultations in the owner’s home. I have worked as an expert witness for the RSPCA and have delivered numerous lectures and seminars over the years to various organisations involved in animal welfare.
I have owned a wide variety of rescue pets since childhood including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds.

Danielle Beck

Danielle is an Animal Behaviour Consultant based in Greater Manchester, UK. Danielle is a qualified Animal Behaviour Consultant and possess the necessary and relevant academic qualifications, which are backed up by over 18 years of practical experience. It is Danielle’s aim to provide caregivers with an insight into how their animals really think and the reasons behind their often problematic behaviours. The primary species Danielle works with are dogs however, due to her background in zoology and work within zoological facilities she is happy to see both domestic and non domestic species. Danielle’s previous work history includes zoological collections, exotic pet stores and kennels where she worked with a variety of animals from Rhino, Giraffe and Guinea pigs to Tree monitors, Milk Frogs and Marine Fish. Danielle is the first and only registered animal behaviourist who has been assessed for reptiles and has is both passionate and atheistic about reptile welfare, particularly lizards.

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