Jackie Braggs DipCABT BSc(Hons) MSc KPA-CTP CCAB
Caspers Pet Behaviour and Training
I have always been fascinated by human and animal behaviour. Starting with humans, I graduated as an Economist, and specialised for 20 years in consumer behaviour, working across a number of industry sectors, in the UK and Internationally. Over the last decade, I turned my focus to our companion animals, studying how their individual behaviours are shaped by their unique personalities, emotions, and the environment in which they live. My mission 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, reward-based training methods and will work with you to establish trust, confidence and a better relationship between you and your pet.
I have the following academic qualifications:
MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour (distinction);
DipCABT (RQF Level 5, distinction) .
I have the following professional accreditations:
ASAB accredited Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB);
ABTC registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ABTC-CAB);
ABTC registered Animal Training Instructor (ABTC-ATI);
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP).
I'm a full member of the following professional organisations:
the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC);
the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC);
the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT)
and the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA).
I am fully insured with Pet Business Insurance, and my fees are covered by most pet insurance providers.
I am currently studying for an MPhil/PhD in feline behaviour and welfare at the University of Lincoln.
How I work
In a behaviour consultation, I explore the nature of the problem in depth with you, based on a detailed conversation about your pet's behaviour and the specific contexts in which it occurs.
I then create a tailor-made plan for behaviour change, based on your specific needs and circumstances. This plan uses environmental management and positive-reinforcement training. I provide 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 and your pet.
I don't use any single 'branded' training technique. I will choose what's best for you and your pet and all cases are taken on approval with 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.