About

Natalie Turton

Associate Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant having passed a rigorous examination process.

Other Services

Scentwork

We use scentwork to change the behaviour of dogs with issues like reactivity. Find out more about this increasingly popular and fun dog sport!

Dog Behaviour

Pawsitive Dog Behaviour focuses on behaviour modification to help dogs with behaviour problems make better behaviour choices. Find out more here.

My Story

Natalie Turt​on BSc Hons ACDBC

“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

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!

My approach to dog training and behaviour modification has completely changed from the early days. Balanced dog training methods appeared to help, and 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.

I have spent over 12 years dedicating my life to training and working with severely reactive and aggressive rescue dogs, all while promoting no-pain, no-fear and no-force dog training. I do good, I feel good. Training should not make you or your dog feel bad, it should be uplifting, enjoyable and both of you should be working as a team. I believe in inclusivity, whatever your background my only interest is helping you help your dog. This is my story. In loving memory of Scrappy, to whom I will always owe everything!

A fully insured, level 5 and 6 qualified Behaviourist having completed degrees with canine-specific modules. 

Significant industry experience gained over the last 12 years at various rescues, with Police Dogs, at Mars Petcare, and with clients, using the latest techniques in positive, reward-based training and behaviour modification.

Expert in complex and severe reactivity and aggression, in Terriers, Hounds, UK and Imported Rescues and is recommended by vets.

Natalie is always looking forward to developing a working relationship with her next client. Please feel free to schedule a call here, if you require further information or have any questions.

Natalie is fully committed to helping you with your dog, offering veterinary referral remote behavioural consultations combined with in-person stooge dog set-ups when necessary, due to the effectiveness of this revolutionary new way of working that was developed by Natalie. 

A fully insured, level 5 and 6 qualified Behaviourist having completed degrees with canine-specific modules. 

Significant industry experience gained over the last 12 years at various rescues, with Police Dogs, at Mars Petcare, and with clients, using the latest techniques in positive, reward-based training and behaviour modification.

Expert in complex and severe reactivity and aggression, in Terriers, Hounds, UK and Imported Rescues and is recommended by vets.

Natalie is always looking forward to developing a working relationship with her next client. Please feel free to schedule a call here, if you require further information or have any questions.

Natalie is fully committed to helping you with your dog, offering veterinary referral remote behavioural consultations combined with in-person stooge dog set-ups when necessary, due to the effectiveness of this revolutionary new way of working that was developed by Natalie. 

Expert in

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Reactivity & Aggression

These are the most common behaviour issues and yet some of the most difficult to rectify. This is because they are hard-wired behaviours that are designed to keep the dog safe, and dogs only resort to these extremes when they feel they have no other choice. We specialise in help these dogs make better behaviour choices.

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Terrier & Hound Breeds

These breeds can be considered more difficult to work with because they sometimes work harder for environmental rewards than they do their owners. We understand how to help these dogs with kind and compassionate behaviour training, teaching them that their owners are where all the good stuff comes from.

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Rescue Dogs

Natalie has been working with rescue dogs since 2007. Being in rescue is very traumatic for many dogs despite rescues doing a great job with limited resources. All the stooge dogs Natalie works with are rehabilitated rescue dogs having had many of the problems you are currently dealing with.

Our Stooge Dogs

A fabulous group of six rescue dogs in various stages of rehabilitation from a wide range of backgrounds, equipped with the skills to help a range of dogs with a number of issues as part of the Pawsitive team, having been through extensive training to develop and excellent personal and working relationship with Natalie over a number of years. They can’t wait to help you with your dog!   

info@pawsitivedogbehaviour.co.uk

Nottingham, NG12 3HY, United Kingdom