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My qualifications & professional experience

PhD in Animal Behaviour (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)


13 years of experience as Research Scientist studying animal behaviour and evolutionary biology at the Universities of Jyväskylä and Turku, Finland & the University of Nottingham, UK


Co-authored 15 peer-reviewed scientific publications on animal behaviour and evolutionary biology

Health & Safety


Insured by Protectivity


Enhanced DBS -check (previously called a CRB-check)


Basic Pet First Aid Certificate, Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital Ltd, 2014

Dog First Aid Emergency Canine Care, Canine First Aid Ltd, 2019 & 2022

Licenced (5*, AWL0009) by Rushcliffe Borough Council to operate an Animal Boarding Establishment

Achieved a certificate for Pet Boarding & Daycare Covid-19-training course

Training mammals with social distancing during Covid-19 -course with Barbara Heidenreich & Annette Pedersen

My courses & conferences for continuous professional development

1998-2013 Participated in and presented research at many international scientific conferences in animal behaviour and evolutionary biology


1994-2002 Participated in numerous dog training classes, seminars and field courses in Finland, comprising instructor training, tracking, searching for people and objects in the forest, obedience, agility and protection work


1995-2002 Volunteered as a dog training instructor and competed with my dogs in forest search, obedience and agility

7th-8th September 2013 CaDeLac Dog Training and Behaviour Instructors’ Course

9th-10th November 2013 Dog Smarts – Unleash Your Dogs Intelligence With Victoria Stilwell

28th September 2014 What Dog Owners Need to Know 22nd Annual Symposium of UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists Ltd


5th-8th October 2014 2nd International Animal Training Conference and a one day workshop with Precision Behaviour (USA) at Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire

1st February 2015 Scentwork 1 -workshop, Nottingham, Central Canine Scentwork

6th-7th June 2015 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference at the University of Lincoln

12th-16th June 2016 3rd International Animal Training Conference with a one day workshop with Steve Martin (Natural Encounters Inc, USA) at Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire

10-12th February 2017 WOOF! The European Behaviour and Training Conference 2017 at the University of Nottingham

12th-15th November 2017 4th International Animal Training Conference with a one day workshop with Chirag Patel (Domesticated Manners) at Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire

2020 The Lemonade Conference (online, International Association of Animal Behaviour Consults & Denise Fenzi Academy)

7th July 2018, Horse Training Clinic with Dr Jenifer Zeligs, Swadlincote, UK

Craig Ogilvie Interactive Play -workshop 18th August 2018

Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5 week e-learning course by Coursera & University of Edinburgh

Chicken Behaviour and Welfare, 5 week e-learning course by Coursera

LearnToTalkDog with Sarah Whitehead, 90-day Programme, online

The Secrets of Dog-Dog Communication -course with Sarah Whitehead, online

Happier animals -better relationships. The Animal Emotions-online course with Illis ABC Animal Behaviour Consulting

Craig Ogilvie Dog Training webinar titled Communication, Arousal & Problematic Behaviours

Several webinars with the wonderful Dr Susan Friedman from Behavior Works

Ethological Contributions to Behaviour 'Problems' in Dogs, webinar with Kim Brophey

Doglaw Live by Doglaw Ltd, webinars on 25th & 26th April 2020

Impulsivity and Frustration in Dogs: Understanding Principles and Applying Them to Practise with Dr. Helen Zulch 6th & 13th November 2022 (organised by The Canine Training & Behaviour Society)

30 Days of Canine Science with The School of Canine Science

The Puppy Lab with the School of Canine Science

Dog emotion and cognition with Brian Hare (Duke University), e-learning course with Coursera



Behaviour Bible with the School of Canine Science (2021-2024)

Professional memberships

Animal Behaviour Management Alliance

Association of Dog Boarders

Dog Training
Man with his Dog
Doggie Stay
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