Jacqueline Braggs MSc CAB, DipCABT, KPA CTP
Caspers Pet Behaviour and Training
I have always been fascinated by human and animal behaviour. Starting with humans, I specialised for 20 years in consumer insight, working across a number of industry sectors, in the UK and Internationally. Then, over the last seven years, I have turned my focus to animals, studying how our pets' individual behaviours are shaped by their unique personalities, emotions, and the environment in which we live. My mission, in setting up Caspers Pet Behaviour and Training, is to apply this knowledge to help pet owners understand why our much loved pets behave the way they do. If you are struggling with some aspect of your pet's behaviour, I can help you teach them new, better ways to behave. I use only kind, positive-reinforcement training and will work with you to establish trust, confidence and a better relationship between you and your pet.
Qualifications and Insurance
I have an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour (with distinction) from the University of Lincoln; an Advanced Diploma in the Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (RQF Level 5) from COAPE; and I am a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.
I am a full member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT), a supporting member of IAABC (Cat Division), an ABTC registered Dog Trainer, and a Provisional Member of the APBC (which means that having gained the relevant academic qualifications I am gaining the practical experience necessary for full membership).
I am fully insured, and my fees are covered by many pet insurance providers.
How I work
In a behaviour consultation, I explore the nature of the problem in depth with you, based on a detailed discussion about your pet's behaviour and the specific contexts in which it occurs.
I then create a tailor-made plan for behavioural change, based on your individual needs and circumstances. This plan uses environmental management and positive-reinforcement training, and includes a detailed report, a summary for your vet, and ongoing support. The ultimate goal is to develop a harmonious and happy relationship that is mutually beneficial for you both.
I don't run group classes, neither do I use any single branded training technique. I will choose what's best for you and your pet and all cases are taken strictly on referral from your vet.
My business is dedicated to Casper, who's behavioural journey has taken him from an aggressive and unsociable kitten to delightful, affectionate lap-cat and very best friend. I've lived with Casper and his brother Dylan since they were kittens, together with Oscar the Cocker Spaniel, and Squirtle and Pidgey the guinea-pigs.
Get in touch!
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