Canine Behaviour and Training Services

One of our nurses, Maddie Rumley qualified as a canine behaviourist with the British College of Canine Studies and offers a variety of services for dogs with behavioural and training issues.  She is a member of the IMDT.

Behavioural issues can be caused by a number of different reasons and require different techniques to overcome them. Common behavioural and training concerns include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear aggression
  • Food aggression
  • Noise phobias
  • Destructive behaviour
  • Behaviours relating to lack of socialisation and training as a puppy

This service is offered to everyone, whether a client of the practice or not. Initially it is advised to have a ‘Behaviour Pre-Assessment’ which consists of either a telephone conversation or a short consultation at the practice to discuss the behavioural concerns. Once an understanding of the dog’s behaviour has been established, then a visit is usually required. Depending on the dog’s behavioural needs, the visit can either be carried out at the owner’s home or at the practice. It is recommended that Maddie visits the owner’s home for any dogs that display any behavioural concerns in or around the home environment.

To book an assessment please contact Maddie on 01474 815333 or alternatively you can email her on

We hope to one day, once again be able to offer free puppy socialisation classes which have proven to be a huge confidence booster for puppies in the veterinary environment when it comes to future visits.