"Finding a behaviourist can be challenging. So many trainers with varying qualifications call themselves behaviourists when perhaps they don't have the intricate knowledge and years of education that Becca has. You can spend hours oftime and hundreds of pounds only to find you don't make progress because the programme isn't tailored to your dog's specific needs.
Working with Becca has been a breath of fresh air. We were feeling hopeless with our terrier, Buddy. His anxiety had hit peak point and we'd tried everything we could think of. Becca gave us a programme to follow, from routine changes to techniques for when we're on walks, and we began to see improvements within a matter of days. Becca showed us that, though it wouldn't be a quick fix and would take effort, these behaviours could be changed and our lovely dog's happiness could be improved.
Having a programme to follow made everything feel achievable. All of the suggestions that came from Becca felt do-able and were tailored to our dog's specific behaviour. We'd worked with non-APBC trainers before and had been given generic advice, so working with a behaviourist like Becca was instantly beneficial as she had years ofexperience and mountains ofknowledge from her education to call on.
I'd recommend Becca. I feel as though Becca can help support a variety of cases and give you however much time you'd like and need. Becca offered us a programme to follow and all the tips we needed. It was at our request that we continued to have her support in practical sessions. She's flexible with her time and you can tell she loves dogs with a passion.
You may have read the books, done the puppy classes and owned dozens of dogs before, but nothing can compare to having an educated, experienced professional help you work out a behaviour plan. I can't recommend working with Becca highly enough and though our case is complicated, I have no doubt she'd be just as beneficial for puppy training as she is for our nervous, rehomed dog."
Maria & Nellie
"Becca helped us immensely with our retired greyhound Nellie. She was an anxious doggie and with Becca's help and support, Nellie is now not only able to be left at home on her own, but seems to also enjoy it. Becca's qualified expertise but also calm manner and love for dogs were very obvious to me and my partner from the first few minutes of our first consultation. Over the last few months Becca has not only helped us learn to deal with Nellie's anxious nature, but also greatly reduced our own worries for our pet's wellbeing."
Matt & Whisky
“Becca has been brilliant with helping us train Whisky. We bought Whisky as a puppy and had never looked after a dog before. Becca has helped us since Whisky was 10 weeks old, showing us all of the tips and tricks needed to train Whisky into being a relaxed and well behaved dog. Becca’s style of training is all positive reinforcement and this worked really well with Whisky. We also liked that Becca’s style of training isn’t about strict obedience, but it’s about letting Whisky’s character shine through with him being a happy dog who is able to respond to commands. We love having Becca on board and if we need more help going forward with specific issues, we’ll definitely be going back for her help”.
Harriet & Margot
"Becca helped my one year old Miniature Dachshund Margot tremendously. Margot was suffering from Separation Anxiety and Becca's calm nature and reassurance really gave me the hope that we could overcome the problem - after I thought I'd tried everything! After a couple of sessions (several panicked emails from me!) and a few weeks following the training plan Margot is now calm to be left at home - something which I was starting to feel was impossible! Thank you Becca!"
"Becca was absolutely brilliant in coaching me through how to deal with some of my dogs behavioural issues. She was very quick to identify the problem and come up with solutions using positive reinforcement. Her calm nature and and approach made it a really pleasant experience and easy to follow guidance.
Firstly Becca met myself and my dog in our home to go through a few details regarding his behaviour and background and the goals that I wanted to achieve with him. We then took to carrying out small excersises to get me used to the way in which i should be be approaching the training. I didn't hesitate to ask as many questions as I could think of and Becca was more than happy to go through everything as much as I needed to.
After our first session myself and my dog had two more sessions with Becca, taking the training on to the streets and in to the park where I was helped and guided even further. (It's one thing someone telling you and another thing showing you, which was fantastic). I continued the training by myself - maybe one or two short sessions a day but then found myself, with the knowledge Becca had given me, to be able to use the training methods every time we both stepped outside the house together.
Becca was amazing when it came to staying in contact and checking on my progress of my dogs behaviour. I sometimes find trainers will do their job and then you'll lose contact but Becca truly cares about your progress and has stayed in contact- which I really think is key to having the best you can get from a behaviourist.
Over all Becca has given me the confidence I now need to continue training with my dog, who has already made such a drastic improvement with his behaviour than when myself and Becca first met a few months back. Couldn't recommend her more highly. Thanks so much!!!!"
Zee & Django
After a puppy settling session, Zee shared that Django "seems to be fine on his own now, we give him a frozen Kong and he seems to just chill in his basket".
Edd & Snoop
"Becca's advice and tips with Snoops possessive aggression has helped us a lot. Her advice and plan to overcome his long term issues (barking at dogs/people) has given us a real framework to work towards. She’s patient and understanding of not only his needs but ours too. She prioritised our concerns and gave us practical and useful yet achievable ways to cope."