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The Animal Behaviour Business

Bridgnorth, Shropshire


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


The Animal Behaviour Business provides behaviour modification and training for dogs and cats using reward-based positive reinforcement methods. The services I offer are:
1:1 consultations either in your home or in my training barn:
Group classes

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49 hires on Bark

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16 customer reviews

23 July 2018

Valerie helped me when I first came home at 8 weeks old. She helped set me on the right track for manners and understanding obedience and to work with my humans. She was great and I really loved her weekly visit. I'm doing really well now because she helped start me off. Thanks Valerie xx More...

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23 July 2018

Just completed the Grumps & Growlers with my Border Terrier. So beneficial for me as much as my dog. Great being able to learn and practice skills in a controlled environment with people who understand the issues. Valerie is very positive and calm and gave helpful course notes each week. Would definitely recommend. More...

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10 December 2017

Dog Training

Cookie is my first puppy and I didn’t know where to start with puppy training. I advertised on Bark and found Valerie. We had 4 1-1 lessons and myself and cookie learnt so much. Valerie has great knowledge and was able to advise me on any questions I had about cookie. When I was stuck in between classes I was able to get hold of her very easily and had great advice on what to do. Very patient, easy to talk to and highly recommended. More...

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Thank you for your very kind words Lyndsey. It was a delight to meet you and Cookie and a privilege to help start Cookie with her training.

1 October 2017

Really helpful. Thoughtful in relation to our needs and lifestyle and very supportive - both in person and by email. Useful and clear printed information. Would highly recommend Valerie.

26 September 2017

Valerie has useful, kind and helpful training methods, and has helped set us on the right path with our boisterous puppy!!
She is efficient and very pleasant to work with and provides helpful and informative notes after her sessions.

4 September 2017

We absolutely recommend Valerie if you and your pet are need of some coaching and support. I lacked confidence as a first time pet owner - good to read books but putting puppy skills into practice is a different matter altogether. Valerie patiently (and with great humour) helped us to understand our Vizsla better giving us great tips and techniques to bring about better behaviours (in all of us!) A big thumbs up for and thank-you to Valerie; we think you're fab:-) More...

3 September 2017

Our dogs had developed some intractable bad habits, and Valerie gave us a completely different approach to tackle them. The dogs adored her and eagerly awaited every session. They have responded surprisingly quickly and have now turned a corner. We now have the confidence to continue reinforcing the new regime. More...

22 July 2017

Working with Valerie gave me so much confidence as a first time dog owner. She listened to everything I had to say about what we were looking to gain from the one 2 one sessions and based our training around it as well as adding in training she believed to be useful to us. I fully recommend the Animal Behaviour Business and I can't thank Valerie enough for the well behaved pup we are left with. More...

24 April 2017

Valerie is wonderful. We find her approach perfect for our four very individual rescue dogs.
She has come into our home and without judgment or criticism she has delivered professional and clear guidance enabling us to stop tearing our hair out and become confident dog owners. We look forward to our sessions and truly enjoy Valerie's professional teaching style and likeable nature. Our dogs love her too! More...

15 January 2017

Dog Training

Very lovely lady very helpfull

7 October 2016

The Animal Behaviour Business have been great to work with. Valerie is flexible with appointments, and is very easy to deal with. The advice she offered was in-depth, comprehensive, and really well tailored to our needs, whilst also being simple, understandable and effective. She manages to tread a fine line about being realistic regarding goals and what can be achieved, with positivity that makes improvement seem possible. We have really valued her input, and have seen improvements already, both in our knowledge of how to deal with our dog's behaviour, and our the behaviour shown by our dog. We would thoroughly recommend the Animal Behaviour Business! More...

16 May 2016

Dog Training

Helpful phone call.
Awaiting firzt training session this afternoon.

1 April 2016

I contacted Valerie from The Animal Behaviour Business to help me with my dog, Sheba. She had started to destroy things in the house whilst I was out at work and the neighbours complained that she was barking and howling. Valerie's kindness, empathy and knowledge of dog behaviour and her commitment to helping Sheba and myself was second to none. Thanks to the programme Valerie worked through with us, Sheba can now be left alone in the house with no signs of distress. More...

19 March 2016

The Animal Behaviour Business was very very approachable and easy to access via her website. Valerie was very prompt to reply to our enquiry and provided us with clear and concise guidance which was delivered with kindness and understanding. For our first appointment She was kind enough to come to our house one weekend which was enormously helpful and our follow up appointment was one evening, again this was really helpful. She wanted to spend time assessing us with our dog to understand the issues we were having. She spent time listening to my husband and I and observing us with our dog. We never felt at anytime we were subject to criticism, just helpful and informative explanations. She carefully explained the course of action we were to follow and subsequently sent some emails detailing her thoughts of our consultation. We felt she provided us with constant reassurance and she encouraged us to phone at anytime should we have further questions. We still feel we can talk to her even though our issues have been brilliantly resolved so we wouldn't have any hesitation recommending The Animal Behaviour Business to anyone who wanted a professional and supportive approach to overcoming your animal/pet issues. More...

15 March 2016

Valerie, on her visits, encourages us massively and has heaps of patience with us. She communicates very well with our dog. and us. Her observations on our dog have been invaluable, also, on us, communicating with our dog. The written material she leaves us with is presented in sections, for example training for re-call etc, and we can refer to this easily and quickly. Any question we have gets the quickest of responses and Valerie is always upbeat and willing which has been so reassuring. With some of the issues we experienced, we would have been lost without her. More...

15 March 2016

Great positive practices for dog behavioural issues. Valerie worked very successfully with me on a number of behavioural and training issues with a 10 month old foster dog in my care. She was brilliant and helped the dog be-rehomed once his issues were resolved. I can happily recommend her More...


Seeing the improvement made by both owners and animals. The joy it brings owners to realise that they can help their pets learn and change their behaviour.

I wanted to run my own business to offer tailored solutions for pet behaviour problems and training help to my clients.

I am a highly qualified and experienced animal behaviourist. I completed a Master's Degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour from Lincoln University - a course which attracts applicants from around the world.


I encourage and coach owners to understand their pets at your own pace, and my emphasis is on fostering a mutually beneficial partnership between you and your pet, as well as rehabilitating and training your pet using kind and effective methods