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! 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

“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.  

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Kerry Mace
Kerry Mace
2022-01-22T17:16:19+0000
Cannot believe the difference the training has made to our puppy Trevor in just 2 sessions. Previous trainers... continually avoided to tackle the ‘resource guarding’ we were so badly requiring support with! We look forward to continuing further training with Pawsitive Dog Behaviour to help Trevor feel even more happy and settled. We are finally on our way to managing Trevor’s resource guarding with understanding and patience. Thank you so much already.read more
Ged Dunkel
Ged Dunkel
2022-01-14T23:23:08+0000
I contacted Natalie following a recommendation from Jon at Canine Assist - this, in itself, is testament to Natalie's... skill and experience, also her absolute passion for dogs. I had a foster dog (now rehomed) who had issues with just about everything outside and was reactive - in my home she was perfect! Natalie was able to assess her and was very supportive with lots of good advice to enable me to help her prior to her being rehomed. Natalie was there for me whenever I was unsure and was able to advise and reassure me. I believe she has also followed up with my girl's new owner, for continuity. I would highly recommend her, she knows her stuff, and is a lovely lady too! Rread more
Helen Rebecca
Helen Rebecca
2021-12-07T09:26:46+0000
My puppy Berkely and I have only been working with Natalie for a short space of time but I can already see the... difference in him. Natalie is so knowledgeable and very patient and gives practical tips to help my dog not to react to things. I definitely would recommend her to anybody. Thankyouread more
Dawn Coleman
Dawn Coleman
2020-04-03T18:43:34+0000
I don’t have any experience but I know that Natalie loves all dogs
Humeara Mohamed
Humeara Mohamed
2020-01-30T01:10:49+0000
Natalie was super helpful in explaining what our doggy needed and why he was behaving in certain ways! Simple dog... behaviours that we thought were normal were pointed out to us as nervous behaviours and it was really helpful.read more
Inez Morris
Inez Morris
2019-12-28T17:49:41+0000
Natalie has been successful in teaching me how to understand my border collie’s moods and needs. This has enabled me... to control her and made for a happy dog and ownerread more
Russell Cartwright
Russell Cartwright
2019-12-20T00:12:17+0000
Having never used the services of a dog behaviour consultant I wasn't sure what to expect. I needn't have worried,... Natalie explained the process in great detail and passion in advance. Our initial consultation lasted around 3 hours where we worked on scent training techniques to help overcome anxiety in our new rescue Border Collie. Yes, there's a lot to take in and I think we have a long journey ahead but Natalie's patience and deep knowledge of the subject has given us hope that we can make some positive behavioural adjustments. Looking forward already to our next follow up session.read more
Hattie Walters
Hattie Walters
2019-12-01T22:05:08+0000
Had a fantastic session working on reducing anxiety while on a lead and some scent work along with it. Learnt so much... in a short space of time with techniques I will continue to do with my pups - thank you so much for all your help! 👍👍👍read more
Shauni-lee McGuiness
Shauni-lee McGuiness
2019-07-15T17:53:32+0000
My boy has learnt so much in the two visits that i cant wait to see what else he can learn 😁 absoultly fantastic to... work withread more
Freya Larsen
Freya Larsen
2019-05-25T08:50:41+0000
Natalie has been absolutely amazing with my miniature schnauzer. He was very unfocused, hyper and barky on walks.... Walking him was far from a rewarding experience but Natalie has given me a wide range of different tips and games to use to keep him calm and I can see a massive improvement in his behaviour. Even better my dog cannot wait for sessions with Natalie and absolutely adores training with her. I can't thank Natalie enough for all her help.read more
Rhiannon Jeffs
Rhiannon Jeffs
2019-04-21T17:11:32+0000
I cannot thank Natalie enough for all the hard work she has put in with my reactive staffie cross. He has improved so... much that I even left him with a friend for the past week whilst I went away, something I would never have done previously, and he was a star for her on walks too!!! His behaviour towards other dogs has come on so much that he's not barking half as much as he was, his anxieties have reduced that he's taking food as a treat when out and about and he is a much calmer and happier dog. I cannot thank you enough xxread more
Marilou Hall
Marilou Hall
2018-11-13T22:36:04+0000
Natalie is the most ardent canine lover I know. She takes her job as an animal behaviourist seriously while having fun!... One of a kind, I love this girl!read more
Kelly Stocks-Hallam
Kelly Stocks-Hallam
2018-10-21T19:03:57+0000
Natalie has been working with us for the past month dealing with our dogs separation anxiety. She is clearly very... knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to helping with our problem. She is always there when I’m struggling with words of reassurance and support. Would highly recommendread more
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