Positive Dog Behaviour Consultancy

Expert in Reactivity & Aggression, With All Breeds & Rescues 

My Services

Behaviour Programmes

Choose your behaviour programme

Scentwork

Ideal for dogs with behaviour issues 

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About Natalie

Learn more about Natalie

Positive Dog Behaviour Consultancy

Expert in Reactivity & Aggression, With All Breeds & Rescues

My Services

Behaviour Programmes

Choose your behaviour programme

Scentwork

Ideal for dogs with behaviour issues 

Free Resources

Get your free ‘My Puppy Training Handbook’

About Natalie

Learn more about Natalie

A glowing testimonial!

“The difference in him… astounding!”

Positive:

Professionalism, Quality,

Reliability, Responsiveness, Value

Thank you so much for your help with our whippet Hugo. The difference in him from when we started working together in January up to now is astounding!!
We had worked with another qualified behaviourist in the past and made no progress, then the birth of our daughter made us have to take urgent action to try to address Hugo’s reactivity to dogs and strangers. Your patience and support has been fantastic and I can’t believe how much Hugo has come on under your guidance! 
I would absolutely recommend you to others experiencing similar issues, we wouldn’t have made the progress we made with Hugo otherwise. He’s like a different dog! Thank you SO SO much from all of us, but especially from Hugo! 🐾
– Alison

Years Established

Dogs Helped

“A glowing testimonial! Highly recommended!”

Positive:

Professionalism, Quality,

Reliability, Responsiveness,

Value

Natalie is brilliant, she has helped us loads with our young and reactive dog, she’s super knowledgeable, kind and so patient. She never seemed to tire of my endless questions and took the time to answer everything I asked.
Natalie clearly loves dogs and just wants the best for them and their owners. I found Natalie to be totally non-judgemental which was really valued and important to me as a first-time dog owner.
Natalie also goes over and above and was on hand with some great advice when my dog got attacked, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Natalie and Pawsitive Dog behaviour.

– Joanne

Years Established

Dogs Helped

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Services

Behaviour Programmes

Basic training is often not enough to help dogs with behaviour issues, it does not change how dogs feel about the things that cause those issues. That’s why Pawsitive Dog Behaviour focuses on behaviour modification, to help our dogs make better behaviour choices. 

Scentwork

Dogs communicate and learn about the world through scent, their noses are so amazing we can use scentwork to change the behaviour of dogs with issues like reactivity. Click on the button to find out more about this increasingly popular and fun dog sport.

Muzzle training, an absolute must for all!

Muzzle training is recommended for all dogs especially those with behaviour issues, this is for a variety of reasons, not least that vets have the right to refuse treatment of an animal they are not able to muzzle. Any animal in pain can become unpredictable and aggressive. Having your dog comfortable with a muzzle as early as possible safeguards them and yourselves, in situations you know your dog is likely to react badly and are out of your control.

My Story

I started my journey with rescue dogs in 2006 at Nottingham Trent University, where I did two degrees with canine-specific modules focused on behaviour. I brought my first rescue dog home in 2007, Scrappy the Jack Russell had an entire fleet of behavioural problems, severe separation anxiety, a lack of impulse control, no bite inhibition, he was extremely reactive and terrified of other dogs, and it took many years to help him, and initially, I did everything wrong, I made massive mistakes!

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

– Abraham Lincoln

I was desperate to fix my dog. I got it wrong,  my dog suffered as a consequence. I do bad, I feel bad, and things got worse before they got better because of this. What I should have been doing is helping my dog choose a more desirable behaviour in a kind, compassionate force-free way. My dog forgave me and fortunately I become an expert in reactivity and aggression in terriers, hounds, UK and imported rescues, but those mistakes still haunt me.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

At Pawsitive Dog Behaviour Natalie recognises that it isn’t simply enough to have degree level qualifications, our understanding of dog training and behaviour is always changing. That’s why if we say we are an expert in something you can be assured we have a multitude of qualifications, memberships and practical experience. Striving to gain knowledge and challenge the validity of our beliefs, so you are always getting the very best of us.

Foundation Science Animal Studies Degree

Canine specific modules including practical elements such as scentwork. Experience at Babington Dog Rescue conducting a scentwork study designed to help rescue dogs find homes quicker.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Animal Biology Degree

Canine specific modules including brain biology, behaviour, genetics and physiology. Providing Natalie with an excellent understanding of the olfactory system and how scentwork can help dogs with breed specific behaviour issues. Natalie Conducted a large scale study at the Dogs Trust gaining an incredible insight into the behaviour of dogs that pull on the lead, with the use of hi-tech software for the quantitative analysis of this behaviour.   

IMDT Impulse Control Course

An update to existing knowledge and understanding of dogs that have a low tolerance for frustration.

IMDTB The Consultation and Follow-Up Report Course

An insight into different ways to share information with clients and make learning more accessible. 

IMDTB Behaviour Case Study Course

The different organisational flows helping clients navigate vet referral behaviour cases from point of contact to resolution of the behaviour issues.

Pet Professional Guild, Canine Training Professional Member

Supporting no pain, no fear, no force dog training.

The School of Canine Science, 30 Days of Canine Science

A refresher of different training methods and associated scientific understanding of behaviour change.

UK College of Scent Dogs, Scent Work Instructor Course

Exploring additional methods of teaching Scentwork, through the eyes of an experienced police dog handler and accomplished dog trainer at the highest academic level.

Canine Principle, Canine Reactivity Advanced Certificate Course

Refresher on brain biology, neuroscience and behaviour of dogs that react badly to situations on the lead scoring 100% through the final assessment.

IAABC, Associate Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant Accreditation

Gaining this level of accreditation required an in-depth understanding of canine behaviour, through a rigorous assessment process, established relationships with veterinary surgeons and assessment of case studies. The IAABC is considered to be the industry standard for, quality, ethical animal behaviour information that is effective and meets LIMA standards.

Master Course Aggression in Dogs

The most comprehensive course on dog aggression for trainers and behaviourists available anywhere in the world. Showing clients and colleagues the requisite skills and knowledge to work aggression cases.

The School of Canine Science, Scent for Six

An intense six-month course with both practical and theory in each module, refreshing Natalie’s knowledge of scentwork for behaviour issues and additional tools to teach this skill. Natalie was tested at the end of this course with only one opportunity to pass and become a qualified Level Blue Instructor and Level 1 Judge for the World Scent Dog Association which she passed with flying colours.  

info@pawsitivedogbehaviour.co.uk

Nottingham, NG12 3HY, United Kingdom