Dawn Turner BSc MSc CAB
Over 20 years of experience
I began practising as an animal behaviourist in April 1999 after obtaining a degree in Environmental Biology and a Masters from the University of Edinburgh in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. This is now my 23rd year of helping pets and their owners, so there isn't much I haven't seen or cannot help with.
In terms of professional credentials, I became a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) in 2006 and I am listed on the ABTC website as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist. I am also a member of the British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA).
My work involves seeing canine and feline behaviour cases on veterinary referral only (behaviour can sometimes be down to a physical illness, so we need to rule that out before I start treatment), and I carry out consultations in the owner’s home. I have worked as an expert witness for the RSPCA and have delivered numerous lectures and seminars over the years to various organisations involved in animal welfare.
Of course, I am a keen animal lover and I have owned a wide variety of pets and rescue pets since childhood, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds. Currently I have two rescue dogs, four cats and a hamster!