Helen Taylor is a full-time 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.
Helen is a full member of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a Registered Practitional (Clinical Animal Behaviourist) with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. She is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (No 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 is also available to give talks to primary school children on safe behaviour round dogs, and conducts fostering and adoption assessments for local authorities and private adoption agencies. Helen lives in Sturminster Newton with 8 year-old Dobermann, Tia and 10 year-old collie cross, Miczka.