Clinical Animal Behaviourist

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About us

Helen Taylor is a professional dog behaviourist based in North Dorset, and has been operating throughout most of Dorset, and parts of South Somerset, South Wiltshire and West Hampshire since 2004. 


In line with industry best-practice, Helen uses strictly force-free, reward-based methods of behaviour modification and will never use any aversive, punitive or dangerous methods. Your dog will never be hurt, frightened, provoked or made to feel anxious.


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Helen is a full member of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) and a Registered Practitioner (Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor) with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC-CAB/ABTC-ATI). She is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (APDT) (881). She has an honours degree in Zoology from the University of Southampton, and an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behavioural Management (ADipCBM).


Helen uses force-free, positive, reward-based dog training methods to help dog-owners with training and behavioural problems using kind and effective ways to improve behaviour and solve problems. She is recommended by and takes referrals from all the major veterinary practices locally and many from further afield.


Helen lives in North Dorset with a Burmese cat and a collection of elderly rescue Toy Poodles.