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Problem pet solutions is owned by Claire Francis, 
Clinical Animal Behaviourist, RVN, BSc (Hons) PG Dip CABC, PG Cert AWEL
  • Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)

  • Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling, University of Southampton

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law, University of Winchester

  • BSc (Hons) Animal Biology and Conservation, University of East London

  • Registered Veterinary Nurse, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Claire has successfully been running her own pet behaviour consultancy in Brighton and surrounding areas for over 15 years. She keeps up to date with new theories and techniques by attending workshops and seminars as a strict requirement of maintaining her accreditation. Claire's background has been in veterinary nursing, wildlife conservation, animal welfare and animal behaviour for 30 years. She has worked as a behaviour consultant to the RSPCA assessing the dogs and cats in their care. She also assesses dogs for foster and adoption agencies and social services. 

RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
University of East London
University of Southampton
University of Winchester
ABTC, Animal Behaviour and Training Council
APBC, Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors

Why its important to choose the right behaviourist ! 

Anyone can call themselves a behaviourist! The animal behaviour and training industry is currently unregulated. There are lots of people offering services that have taken part in a few weekend workshops on animal behaviour or an online course without proper understanding or practical experience. Alarmingly there are still people advocating punishment methods which can not only cause pain and distress but long lasting damage and create a more fearful and aggressive pet. 

An accredited behaviourist should be registered on the Animal Behaviour and Training Council  (ABTC) or Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) websites. They have had to study to a high level often post graduate degree and provide evidence of practical work history. We are then subject to regular checks to ensure that our knowledge is up to date by providing certificates of attendance from conferences, seminars and workshops. 

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