The APBC is the UK's leading representative body for Animal Behaviour Counsellors. The highest standards of academic achievement and practical experience are required for membership and members are required to adhere to a robust Code of Conduct.
Regrettably Stephanie is currently unable to accept any new behaviour cases. If you are looking for behavioural advice, your vet should be able to refer you to an appropriately qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. Accredited trainers and behaviourists can also be found on the Animal Behaviour and Training Council website. The follow up service to existing clients is unaffected.
The treatment of behaviour problems in dogs and other companion animals is a specialised field that requires qualified professional help. The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) represents a network of Behaviour Counsellors that have achieved the highest proven academic and practical standards available in the field of animal behaviour therapy.
APBC members abide by a code of conduct which requires that they:
- Only accept cases on veterinary referral to ensure possible physical causes for behavioural problems have been considered
- Offer advice based on scientifically supported principles and maintain their professional knowledge of new research
- Maintain the confidentiality of their clients, the welfare of their patients and their own personal and professional conduct
- Carry professional indemnity insurance and adopt a fair fee structure
For further information about the APBC, its Code of Conduct, requirements for full APBC membership and to locate an APBC member go to www.apbc.org.uk