Press Releases

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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TAKE-HOME MESSAGES<br />\nDr Anne McBride &ndash; What is calmness and why do we want it?</p>\n', created = 1495797322, expire = 1495883722, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:d90526ca8b0cb28be333b7bf81552be8' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Dr Anne McBride &ndash; What is calmness and why do we want it?<br />\nThe presentation focused on the fact that any &lsquo;Behaviour Modification Plan/Training Plan&rsquo; (BMP/TP) are only as good as their implementation &ndash; so we need to empower the owner/handler, taking into account their physical and mental capabilities as well as those of the animal. Optimal conditions for learning and performance include calmness &ndash; we need to make sure our human clients are in position to give their best performance.</p>\n', created = 1495797322, expire = 1495883722, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:d31c3713ad2aa8ee4669dcf5e2dac31e' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>&nbsp;The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) has announced&nbsp;that its 2017, charity of the year, is Redwings Horse Sanctuary.</p>\n', created = 1495797322, expire = 1495883722, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:5a4d6e9479719074c93ebc8f0df55388' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>&nbsp;The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is the latest animal behaviour and welfare organisation to lend its voice to the repeal of the Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991.&nbsp; In conjunction with recent reports from leading animal welfare charities such as the RSPCA, Blue Cross, and Battersea Dogs Home, the APBC fully supports the call for an urgent repeal of the Dangero</p>\n', created = 1495797322, expire = 1495883722, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:8e2174db29f78eda4a6ac3560a19ea6e' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The PDSA have just published their annual report and once again behavioural issues are foremost in their findings. In their report they state that &lsquo;62% of pet owners have been concerned or frightened by another dog&rsquo; and highlight the importance of exercise to help improve behaviour and to address the huge concerns regarding dog obesity.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:11ea3a53ae1f7cf76744a4ebe3d65cd3' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Bonfire Night can be very distressing for many pets and the following suggestions are being made by the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) to help minimise any potential stress.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>\n<strong>Preparing for Fireworks &ndash; Dogs</strong></p>\n<p>&bull; Try to take your dog for a walk before dusk so that they are relaxed and will not need to go out to the toilet once the fireworks start.</p>\n<p>\n&bull; If your pet was to panic and escape during the fireworks season a Microchip can help to ensure that you are reunited.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:0b03a0bb276b437009fd58844c69c26f' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><span style=\"line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;\">The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) has called for more education regarding safety around dogs for children, after the recent tragic events leading to the loss of a 14 year old girl&rsquo;s life in Greater Manchester.</span></p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:9528ca4ba2d111c3acf0a4e906154a6c' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The APBC is particularly disappointed that the BBC chose to show Jordan Shelley using extremely confrontational techniques when attempting to train a Jack Russell Terrier on The One Show.</p>\n<p>The methods used were unnecessary, dangerous for owners to imitate and have serious welfare implications for the dog involved.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:2ce38b84907ed15275c6d52569a29cdd' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The APBC is extremely pleased to welcome the formation of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (<a href=\"http://www.abtcouncil.org.uk\">ABTC</a>).</p>\n<p>David Ryan, APBC Chair, said, &ldquo;The formation of a regulatory council for dog training and behaviour has been long overdue. For too long the public and their pets have had to put up with poor service from unqualified &ldquo;behaviourists&rdquo; and &ldquo;trainers&rdquo; &ndash; advice that can not only be plain wrong, but can have implications for the welfare of the pet and the safety of their owner.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:03a313701c68b330e8f027d1155edd87' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>\nContrary to recent reports, trancing rabbits is unacceptable. The APBC has joined with national and international behaviour and welfare organisations in condemning one of the techniques used by Cliff Penrose, described as a &ldquo;rabbit whisperer&rdquo;.</p>\n<p>\nAPBC Chair, David Ryan, warns of the dangers of yet more &ldquo;whispering&rdquo;, stating &ldquo;I am dismayed and disappointed that yet again so called &ldquo;whisperers&rdquo; are able to portray outmoded and dangerous methods of interacting with animals as being welfare friendly.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:aa5757a79ce9467d0bc7ad2f2254b4dd' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The APBC has joined with national and international behaviour and welfare organisations in condemning some of the techniques used by Cesar Millan, the self-styled &ldquo;Dog Whisperer&rdquo;.</p>\n<p>APBC Chair, David Ryan says, &ldquo;It is only right that people are made aware of the adverse effects that some of these training methods can have on their pets and the relationship they have with them.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:06fabff448edc741253015ebd85f282b' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The APBC is delighted to have contributed to the consultation following which the Welsh Government Assembly has decided to completely ban the use of electric shock collars, announced today by Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones. There is no place in modern training for devices that cause pets pain and we are pleased that the Welsh Government Assembly has taken the initiative in the United Kingdom. We look forward to the same result in Scotland and England.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:f26ce88b5a5165fd4b7b712393eda689' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The APBC has joined with other behaviour and welfare organisations<sup>1</sup> worldwide in warning of the possible dangers of using techniques for training dogs that can cause pain and fear, such as some of those seen used by Cesar Millan, who has announced a UK tour next year.</p>\n<p>\nThe organisations have joined forces to voice their serious concerns about techniques which pose welfare problems for dogs and significant risk to owners who may copy them. These concerns are shared, and the statement supported, by similar organisations around the world<sup>2</sup> and in continental Europe<sup>3</sup>.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:4d9613506935361726ceb972962df1cd' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><img class=\"img-right-border\" alt=\"aggressive dog attack\" src=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/aggressive-dog-smallest_0.jpg\" />On behalf of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), the Chairman, David Ryan, would like to issue the following statement regarding the recent tragic events involving children and dogs.</p>\n<p><em>&ldquo;This is a tragedy for all concerned and the APBC extends its deepest sympathy to the families involved. All dog owners have the responsibility for understanding and addressing the potential dangers of keeping any dog. Dogs should be well socialised, particularly to children and infants, but even so the interaction of dogs and children or infants should always be supervised by an adult.&rdquo;</em></p>\n<p>The early weeks of a puppy&rsquo;s life are crucial for it to develop into a well balanced adult dog. <strong>Lack of adequate socialisation is one of the biggest causes of aggression in dogs.</strong></p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:9a0ae98d0c1d2b197fc97b8c78a2cb8c' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The recently announced UK tour by Cesar Millan brings with it controversy and confusion for concerned pet owners and pet behaviour professionals.</p>\n<p>\nThe APBC believes that there is much to thank Cesar for &ndash; his programmes have made owners aware that the two alternatives for a badly behaved pet are not just &ldquo;put up with&rdquo; or &ldquo;put to sleep&rdquo;.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:80f5ac320183d185045541d9b1cb4ac6' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Behavioural issues in pets are on the rise and a recent survey carried out by CEVA Animal Health, manufacturer of D.A.P.&reg; for dogs and Feliway&reg; for cats, has revealed that 94 per cent of veterinary professionals believe that owners&rsquo; lifestyles are the major cause.<br />\n&nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:e885d414e629fd3ce793044b84a7568d' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>As the field of companion animal behaviour counselling expands and more veterinary practices are aware of their client&rsquo;s behavioural needs, it is essential that the latest behaviour information is available to veterinary practices. To meet this need, the APBC<em>(Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors)</em> is producing a special newsletter for the veterinary profession.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:239b843ad617f400e601bc15100aa8a3' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>On the invitation of the SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), in response to a presentation by the ECMA (Electric Collar Manufacturers Association), APBC member David Ryan recently enlightened members of The Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Animal Welfare Group when he talked to them about the dangers and welfare implications of using electric shock collars to &lsquo;train&rsquo; dogs. A Police Dog Trainer and handler for over twenty five years, David explained that for an electric shock collar to work it must fulfil certain criteria.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:6839bd93bbcaf2d31db3710b2e1d8fa3' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>As part of its ongoing seminar programme, the APBC are holding workshops on reptile, cat and rabbit behaviour at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, on Saturday 22 nd October.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:56800e5b86bbb15adcb7b1f6101ddb27' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>APBC member, Carrie Evans, is to appear in a series of programmes entitled &lsquo;It&rsquo;s a Dog&rsquo;s Life&rsquo;. The series, filmed by Tyne Tees Television, is following a number of people who work with dogs: dog groomer, dog walker, dog day carer, hydrotherapist, pet hotel owner, dog trainer and dog behaviourist.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:a8b463f50e1e5834385e016efee86aff' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><strong><em>Robert Phipps</em></strong>, known to many as the resident body language expert on ITV&rsquo;s Trisha show, is to be the key speaker at a seminar on Communication, being held by the APBC<em>(Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors)</em><strong><em>in Spring 2006 </em></strong>(Date to be announced).</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:fdcbc9c43c773cf3c994cef191075514' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The APBC<em>(Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors)</em> is delighted to announce that David Ryan and Claire Arrowsmith have been accepted as Full Members. David and Claire are the first provisional members to have progressed through the APBC&rsquo;s tiered membership scheme. Founded in 1989, the APBC is recognised as the professional association for companion animal behaviour consultants. It offers a four tier membership, Student, Provisional, Academic and Full.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:b67e991460c657c9c3799d95db81b19a' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The 2004 APBC Conference &lsquo;Thinking Outside the Box&rsquo; will feature a fascinating presentation by Claire Guest, Operations Director of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, about her recent work training dogs to detect bladder cancer.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:fb08064dc03d50cf3e7d25625c79873b' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is growing increasingly concerned about franchised &lsquo;pet behaviour counsellor&rsquo; businesses within the UK. Following recent coverage of these franchises in the national press, many pet owners will be unaware that these &lsquo;behaviourists&rsquo; have only received a few weeks training before starting to offer advice on what can be potentially dangerous behaviour, such as dog aggression.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:91fb51ccdd1076f216c72f22b2ae61b9' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Jersey pet owners, who are experiencing behaviour problems with their animals, can now find the very best of help on the Island with Rosie Barclay.</p>\n', created = 1495797323, expire = 1495883723, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8f2f0c684ac40deed9306d642643b27f' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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Keep Calm and Carry On - take home messages from our annual conference

Date Released: 
16/05/2017

TAKE-HOME MESSAGES
Dr Anne McBride – What is calmness and why do we want it?

Keep Calm and Carry On - take home messages from our annual conference

Date Released: 
16/05/2017

Dr Anne McBride – What is calmness and why do we want it?
The presentation focused on the fact that any ‘Behaviour Modification Plan/Training Plan’ (BMP/TP) are only as good as their implementation – so we need to empower the owner/handler, taking into account their physical and mental capabilities as well as those of the animal. Optimal conditions for learning and performance include calmness – we need to make sure our human clients are in position to give their best performance.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary named 2017 Charity of the Year for APBC

Date Released: 
23/03/2017

 The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) has announced that its 2017, charity of the year, is Redwings Horse Sanctuary.

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors lends its support to a repeal of the Dangerous Dogs Act

Date Released: 
16/08/2016

 The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is the latest animal behaviour and welfare organisation to lend its voice to the repeal of the Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991.  In conjunction with recent reports from leading animal welfare charities such as the RSPCA, Blue Cross, and Battersea Dogs Home, the APBC fully supports the call for an urgent repeal of the Dangero

International Cat Care is 2016 charity of year for APBC

Date Released: 
29/01/2016

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) has announced that its 2016, charity of the year, is International Cat Care.

Mark Evans becomes first-ever patron for APBC

Date Released: 
26/11/2015

Mark Evans APBC PatronThe Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is proud to announce that TV vet and broadcaster, Dr Mark Evans, has become the organisation’s first patron.

Just what are the most common behavioural issues seen by animal behaviourists?

Date Released: 
11/12/2014

The PDSA have just published their annual report and once again behavioural issues are foremost in their findings. In their report they state that ‘62% of pet owners have been concerned or frightened by another dog’ and highlight the importance of exercise to help improve behaviour and to address the huge concerns regarding dog obesity.

BEHAVIOUR TIPS FOR BONFIRE NIGHT

Date Released: 
03/10/2014

Bonfire Night can be very distressing for many pets and the following suggestions are being made by the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) to help minimise any potential stress.

 

Preparing for Fireworks – Dogs

• Try to take your dog for a walk before dusk so that they are relaxed and will not need to go out to the toilet once the fireworks start.

• If your pet was to panic and escape during the fireworks season a Microchip can help to ensure that you are reunited.

New Charity supported by APBC

Date Released: 
27/03/2013

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is delighted to announce that it has chosen to support PADsUK as their charity of the year.

The APBC call for more education in safety around dogs for children

Date Released: 
27/03/2013

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) has called for more education regarding safety around dogs for children, after the recent tragic events leading to the loss of a 14 year old girl’s life in Greater Manchester.

Viewing parents of a puppy may reduce risk of canine behavioural problems

Date Released: 
19/05/2012

Research undertaken by the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) suggests that to reduce the chances of behavioural problems in pet dogs, new puppy owners should make sure that they see the parents of their puppy.

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors despair at The One Show

Date Released: 
20/09/2011

The APBC is particularly disappointed that the BBC chose to show Jordan Shelley using extremely confrontational techniques when attempting to train a Jack Russell Terrier on The One Show.

The methods used were unnecessary, dangerous for owners to imitate and have serious welfare implications for the dog involved.

APBC Welcomes Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)

Date Released: 
23/09/2010

The APBC is extremely pleased to welcome the formation of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC).

David Ryan, APBC Chair, said, “The formation of a regulatory council for dog training and behaviour has been long overdue. For too long the public and their pets have had to put up with poor service from unqualified “behaviourists” and “trainers” – advice that can not only be plain wrong, but can have implications for the welfare of the pet and the safety of their owner.

APBC Highlights Concerns Over Rabbit "Whisperer"

Date Released: 
19/04/2010

Contrary to recent reports, trancing rabbits is unacceptable. The APBC has joined with national and international behaviour and welfare organisations in condemning one of the techniques used by Cliff Penrose, described as a “rabbit whisperer”.

APBC Chair, David Ryan, warns of the dangers of yet more “whispering”, stating “I am dismayed and disappointed that yet again so called “whisperers” are able to portray outmoded and dangerous methods of interacting with animals as being welfare friendly.”

APBC Continues to Challenge Cesar Millan

Date Released: 
01/03/2010

The APBC has joined with national and international behaviour and welfare organisations in condemning some of the techniques used by Cesar Millan, the self-styled “Dog Whisperer”.

APBC Chair, David Ryan says, “It is only right that people are made aware of the adverse effects that some of these training methods can have on their pets and the relationship they have with them.”

Welsh Shock Collar Complete Ban

Date Released: 
27/02/2010

The APBC is delighted to have contributed to the consultation following which the Welsh Government Assembly has decided to completely ban the use of electric shock collars, announced today by Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones. There is no place in modern training for devices that cause pets pain and we are pleased that the Welsh Government Assembly has taken the initiative in the United Kingdom. We look forward to the same result in Scotland and England.

APBC Challenges Cesar Millan

Date Released: 
16/12/2009

The APBC has joined with national and international behaviour and welfare organisations in condemning some of the techniques used by Cesar Millan, the self-styled “Dog Whisperer”.

Although some of Millan’s training methods can effect positive changes in pets - many pets will benefit from consistency, firm boundaries and increased exercise - the use of outdated “dominance” theories to explain dog behaviour can lead to conflict and welfare implications for dogs.

The Dangers of "Dog Whispering"

Date Released: 
15/12/2009

The APBC has joined with other behaviour and welfare organisations1 worldwide in warning of the possible dangers of using techniques for training dogs that can cause pain and fear, such as some of those seen used by Cesar Millan, who has announced a UK tour next year.

The organisations have joined forces to voice their serious concerns about techniques which pose welfare problems for dogs and significant risk to owners who may copy them. These concerns are shared, and the statement supported, by similar organisations around the world2 and in continental Europe3.

Dangerous Dogs: Why Does This Happen?

Date Released: 
07/12/2009

aggressive dog attackOn behalf of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), the Chairman, David Ryan, would like to issue the following statement regarding the recent tragic events involving children and dogs.

“This is a tragedy for all concerned and the APBC extends its deepest sympathy to the families involved. All dog owners have the responsibility for understanding and addressing the potential dangers of keeping any dog. Dogs should be well socialised, particularly to children and infants, but even so the interaction of dogs and children or infants should always be supervised by an adult.”

The early weeks of a puppy’s life are crucial for it to develop into a well balanced adult dog. Lack of adequate socialisation is one of the biggest causes of aggression in dogs.

APBC Highlights Concerns Over Cesar Millan's UK Tour

Date Released: 
25/11/2009

The recently announced UK tour by Cesar Millan brings with it controversy and confusion for concerned pet owners and pet behaviour professionals.

The APBC believes that there is much to thank Cesar for – his programmes have made owners aware that the two alternatives for a badly behaved pet are not just “put up with” or “put to sleep”.

Welsh Shock Collar Ban

Date Released: 
21/10/2009

shock collar e-collarThe APBC is delighted to have contributed to the consultation following which the Welsh Government Assembly has decided to completely ban the use of electric shock collars, announced today by Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones. There is no place in modern training for devices that cause pets pain and we are pleased that the Welsh Government Assembly has taken the initiative in the United Kingdom.

Owners’ busy lifestyles to blame for behavioural issues in pets!

Date Released: 
25/03/2009

Behavioural issues in pets are on the rise and a recent survey carried out by CEVA Animal Health, manufacturer of D.A.P.® for dogs and Feliway® for cats, has revealed that 94 per cent of veterinary professionals believe that owners’ lifestyles are the major cause.
 

Marley and Me

Date Released: 
23/03/2009

“Watch this film for entertainment but not as an example of how to interact with or train your pet”, is the advice from the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC).  The film is excellent in exploring the depth of the human animal bond, which can be satisfying and enriching.  However an owner is responsible for their pet’s physical and mental well-being under The Animal Welfare Act and responsible pet ownership is what every pet deserves.
 

APBC Response to Welsh Assembly Government Consultation

Date Released: 
10/12/2008

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors was recently given the opportunity to take part in the Welsh Assembly Government consultation on the use of electronic training aids on dogs and cats.
The views expressed in the document below were presented on 6th December 2007.
The document containing the response can be downloaded by clicking here (PDF 385kb).

BEHAVIOUR NEWS FOR VETS

Date Released: 
03/04/2007

As the field of companion animal behaviour counselling expands and more veterinary practices are aware of their client’s behavioural needs, it is essential that the latest behaviour information is available to veterinary practices. To meet this need, the APBC(Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) is producing a special newsletter for the veterinary profession.

APBC TIPS ON PARROTS

Date Released: 
30/03/2007

Further to demand, and the success, of the Top Ten Tips section, the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) has expanded its web site to include a special section on parrots.

APBC OFFER CPD

Date Released: 
24/03/2007

The APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) is offering an exciting programme of  five behaviour events specifically targeted at  the veterinary profession. Subjects being covered are: stress in cats, pharmacological treatments for behaviour problems, canine aggression in the veterinary practice, puppies in the behaviourally aware practice and behaviour problems and the veterinary team. All of these events are being presented by APBC members, a number of whom are vets.

DANGEROUS DOGS: WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?

Date Released: 
05/01/2007

On behalf of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), the Chairman, Donna Brander, would like to issue the following statement regarding the recent tragic events involving children and dogs.

APBC Enlightens Scottish Parliament

Date Released: 
13/10/2006

On the invitation of the SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), in response to a presentation by the ECMA (Electric Collar Manufacturers Association), APBC member David Ryan recently enlightened members of The Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Animal Welfare Group when he talked to them about the dangers and welfare implications of using electric shock collars to ‘train’ dogs. A Police Dog Trainer and handler for over twenty five years, David explained that for an electric shock collar to work it must fulfil certain criteria.

TOILETING AND AGGRESSION PROBLEMS TOP THE LIST

Date Released: 
25/05/2006

The APBC’s (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) Annual Review figures, for cases seen in 2005, show that the two most common behaviour problems occurring in pets are dog aggression and cat indoor toileting problems.

Lack of Socialisation is Still the Main Cause of Aggressive Dogs

Date Released: 
27/01/2006

Latest figures published by the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) show that nearly 67% of biting dogs referred for a behaviour consultation had received inadequate socialisation during puppyhood.

Reptile, Cat and Rabbit Behaviour

Date Released: 
26/09/2005

As part of its ongoing seminar programme, the APBC are holding workshops on reptile, cat and rabbit behaviour at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, on Saturday 22 nd October.

TV TEAM TAIL APBC BEHAVIOURIST

Date Released: 
22/09/2005

APBC member, Carrie Evans, is to appear in a series of programmes entitled ‘It’s a Dog’s Life’. The series, filmed by Tyne Tees Television, is following a number of people who work with dogs: dog groomer, dog walker, dog day carer, hydrotherapist, pet hotel owner, dog trainer and dog behaviourist.

Straight from the Horse's Mouth?

Date Released: 
11/09/2005

The APBC is delighted to present its first ever Equine Conference at Horse World, Whitchurch, Bristol on Saturday 19 th November 2005. This groundbreaking event will offer a fascinating insight into horse behaviour and common problems encountered by even the most experienced horse owners.

PHIPPS ON HUMANS AT PET CONFERENCE

Date Released: 
30/08/2005

Robert Phipps, known to many as the resident body language expert on ITV’s Trisha show, is to be the key speaker at a seminar on Communication, being held by the APBC(Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors)in Spring 2006 (Date to be announced).

TWO NEW FULL MEMBERS FOR APBC

Date Released: 
26/08/2005

The APBC(Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) is delighted to announce that David Ryan and Claire Arrowsmith have been accepted as Full Members. David and Claire are the first provisional members to have progressed through the APBC’s tiered membership scheme. Founded in 1989, the APBC is recognised as the professional association for companion animal behaviour consultants. It offers a four tier membership, Student, Provisional, Academic and Full.

APBC Conference Features Cancer Detecting Dogs

Date Released: 
28/09/2004

The 2004 APBC Conference ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ will feature a fascinating presentation by Claire Guest, Operations Director of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, about her recent work training dogs to detect bladder cancer.

Pet Behaviour Franchise Fears

Date Released: 
14/07/2004

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is growing increasingly concerned about franchised ‘pet behaviour counsellor’ businesses within the UK. Following recent coverage of these franchises in the national press, many pet owners will be unaware that these ‘behaviourists’ have only received a few weeks training before starting to offer advice on what can be potentially dangerous behaviour, such as dog aggression.

Aggressive Dogs and Spraying Cats Remain Top of the List

Date Released: 
18/06/2004

Latest figures published by the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) shows that aggression in dogs and marking behaviour in cats are still the most commonly referred behaviour problems in the UK pet population.

Crème de la crème for Jersey Pets

Date Released: 
16/06/2004

Jersey pet owners, who are experiencing behaviour problems with their animals, can now find the very best of help on the Island with Rosie Barclay.

TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT BEHAVIOUR

Date Released: 
01/05/2004

The APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) has re-launched its web site. The new look site, which can be found at www.apbc.org.uk , has been designed to be more user friendly and Full Members of the Association can now easily be found by geographic region. Vets and clients can quickly locate their nearest practitioner by clicking on the appropriate area on the UK map. This links to a quick reference list which also distinguishes the species seen by individual counsellors.

Easter Bunnies Behaving Badly?

Date Released: 
06/03/2004

Rabbits have increased in number to be the UK’s third most popular pet. Not only do owners now want the same level of veterinary care for their rabbit as they expect for a dog or cat, but they also hope to have a perfect relationship with their pet.