- Canine Behaviour Consultants - West Lothian
About Us - Why Choose PawManagement?

RCDTBP  Registration Council for Dog Trainers & Behaviour Practitioners
 ID  no. (RS16-L07)
ICB Code of Conduct and Ethics, and CAWC Code of Practice.
 International Canine Behaviourists (ICB)

The National Register of UK Dog Trainers and Behaviourists

Do you know who to hire? A good place to start is by recommendation - but is the person doing the recommending in a position to know good from bad?

Choose a consultant who is up to date with the changing research and scientific findings in how dogs actually learn best and think.. Choose a professional that is transparent in showing their academic achievements, experience, certifications, and the methods that they will use,  who can use programs that are soundly established in the application of psychology, neurology, physiology and ethology. 

Never let anyone do something to, or use equipment on your dog that you don't like - even in the name of training.. if they are skilled they will have plenty of alternative methods to use

There have been huge changes in the findings and thinking surrounding canine behaviour, psychology and subsequent training methods throughout the past 40 years, We have kept up to date and will continue to do so
Understanding of canine behaviour and the diligent application of tailored modification programs are not only essential from a social perspective, but also for the dog-owner relationship. Most dog owners need easier access to better standards of canine welfare.

Even be careful when choosing an up to date professional to aid you.. many have only a little experience or qualification before practicing...that may work for training the basics,, but not situations that are potentially dangerous to the dog or community.

On top of a full apprenticeship and previously gained academic qualification in the field of Advanced Canine Behaviour - our updated and most recent completed studies, attended seminars /webinars, courses, refresher courses and training (last five years) include:

Adrianne Beattie CPDT,  CCEDip.Ad.can.bhv.prac,  RCDTBP 

DIP Advanced Dog Behaviour PracDip. Psychology & Behaviour
Dip. Canine Aggression
Dip. Complete Canine Psychology
Cert. Canine Behaviour interpreted 2010

Cert. A History of Dog Training 2011
Cert. Aggression in Dogs  2012
WEB. Aggression in Dogs
Cert. Study of the Communication of Domestic Dogs.
Cert. The Truth About Wolves & Dogs  2012
Cert. Taking a fresh look at the Dominance Theory 2012 
Cert. Applied Canine Behaviour and Training 2012

Cert. Aggression in Dogs  2012
DIP. Aggression in the domesticated dog

Cert. 25 Years of study of the Behaviour of Domestic Dogs.
Cert. Taking a fresh look at the Dominance Theory 2013
Cert. A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behaviour and Evolution.
Cert. Canine Ethology..A study
SEM. cert.  The Responsibilities of Aggression Cases
Dip. Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition 2013
Cert. The Behavioural Biology of Dogs
Cert. Canine Stress - The companion dog.
Cert. Taking a fresh look at the Dominance Theory 2013

Cert. The Fearful Canine..fears and phobias 2014
Cert. Comparative Canine Psychology 2014

Cert. Canine Cognition and Emotions 2015 - Duke University
Cert. The Science of Canine Behaviour 2015
SEM. The Science of Canine Emotionality Robert Falconer-Taylor 2015
WEB. Dog Emotion and Cognition - The Family Dog Project 2015

Dog Behaviour and Training

Canine Aggression Diploma level 5/5

Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma level 5/5


Animal Behaviour & Welfare - University of Edinburgh 2016

* DIPLOMA CCE  Canine Behaviour     (CCEDip.Can.Bhv.)
IANLPC - International Association of NeuroLinguistic Programming & Coaching 
IAHT- International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

*  DIPLOMA CCE  Canine Communication 



*  DIPLOMA CCE  Canine Communication 

* DIPLOMA IANLPC Canine Communication

* DIPLOMA  Advanced Canine Communication IAHT

* Emergency Canine First Aid  Certificate   Rhodes 2 Safety

* CCE  Diploma Companion Canine Bereavement Counselling 

* CCE  Dog Training  Diploma   CPDT.

* Iaht Diploma DOG TRAINING (Dip.dgtrn)

''Dog Emotion & Cognition'' Certificate
Dr. Brian Hare
Duke University

The Dog Emotion & Cognition Team - Coursera

Web. - Illis ABC Animal Behaviour Consultancy - ''Better Relationships - Happier Animals'' Course

Sem. -  "STOP Dog Attacks"


Web. - "How to Introduce Your Dog to Your Baby"

Biting & Fighting
Dr.Ian Dunbar PhD 

Cert. Crucial Concepts of Dog Behaviour
Dr. I. Dunbar PhD


Basic Emergency First Aid

Advanced Emergency First Aid  (including dog
bites/and underlying medical conditions)

Diploma. Canine Nutrition  Professional Accreditation  CMA Registered with the CMA Complementary Medical Association - (internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners)
Certified by the International Association of NLP & Coaching and the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

Negative punishment Negative Reinforcement and the humane hierarchy. . Academy for Dog Trainers  

Udemy.. Inside Your Dogs Mind - Victoria Stilwell

The Neurobiology of Trauma – What’s Going On In the Brain When Trauma is Experienced ?
  • The Hormonal Response to Trauma and How It Affects Brain Function
  • The Part of the Brain That Activates the Freeze Response
  • Epigenetics and Trauma: How Trauma Affects Gene Expression
  • The Two Hormones That Disrupt Memory During Traumatic Events
  • How Trauma Can Affect the Body’s Vulnerability to Inflammatory Disease

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Professional Dog Training & Canine Behaviourist Organisation
Train Pet Dog
COE Centre of Excellence 
BritishColleges Canine Studies
Animal Behaviour Associates
PPG member
Nat.Ass. Dog Obedience Instructors
Police checked, Full Enhanced Disclosure Scotland
IAHT- International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
International Association of NeuroLinguistic Programming & Coaching
Duke Univesity
Emory Univesity
I train dogs UK 

 The National Register of UK Dog Trainers and Behaviourists member



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Know that you are in safe hands

See our Code of Practice
ICB Code of Conduct and Ethics, and CAWC Code of Practice CODE OF CONDUCT
All members of International Canine Behaviourists (ICB) must agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

  • New affiliate members are only accepted if they can demonstrate that they can meet our strict selection process of reaching the required educational standards together with practical experience as specified in our membership criteria in accordance with the level of membership. We do not compromise or make exceptions to this.
  • All members are required to continue with their education and knowledge of canine behaviour through continued professional development.
  • All our members pledge to never use methods that will harm a dog’s physical and mental health, whatever the circumstances may be.
  • Any complaints must follow our complaints procedure and will be overseen by the ICB compliance officer.
  • If it were proved that a member behaved in such a way that could or would harm a dog, the member would be struck off the ICB register for life.
  • ICB will never share personal details with any other person(s) or organisation(s) and will comply with the terms of the Data Protection Act.
  • Members will be expected to act in a professional manner so as to never bring ICB into disrepute.

A dog’s physical and mental wellbeing is paramount to us.

International Canine Behaviourists (ICB) has adopted the Companion Animal Welfare Council (CAWC) Code of Practice below:

1.1 This Code does not replace organisations’ individual codes that have already been developed. It does, however, provide the general public with an objective measurement that can be used to help them choose an appropriate service and provider.
1.2 It sets out the key principles and standards which behaviourists and trainers are expected to follow and uphold.
1.3 The Code is intended to reflect the good practice that already exists in organisations.

2. Scope and Objectives
2.1 Individuals have professional obligations to their clients, the animals they are helping, their employers (where relevant), to one another, to students, to the animal requiring the service, to colleagues in other disciplines (e.g. Veterinary Surgeon) and to society.
2.2 In order that they may discharge their obligations to their clients they must be able to meet the expense of the professional provisions which are necessary for safeguarding and promoting the rights of both the client and the animal. The primary objective of this code is to express the values and principles which are essential to those working with animal behaviour and training.

3. Core Values
  • Animal welfare
  • Competence
  • Confidentiality
  • Effective provision
  • Integrity
  • Legality
  • Service to the client
  • Transparency
  • CPD

4. Principles
Individuals and organisations have a duty to:
4.1 Ensure that the main requirements of the code are readily available to clients.
4.2 Work within the legal framework of the country where the service is being delivered.
4.3 Safeguard and promote the welfare of others especially the client and the animal.
4.4 To work in the best interests of the animal and the person responsible for the animal’s care. Avoid any individual behaviour which might unreasonably violate professional boundaries, unreasonably damage professional relationships or cause harm to the animal or client.
4.5 Use professional knowledge, research and experience to contribute to the discipline of behaviour and training. Encourage other practitioners to recognise and maintain similar standards. Contribute to the education and training of colleagues and students by sharing knowledge and experience.
4.6 Ensure that they do not act out of prejudice against any person or group, on any grounds including origin, ethnicity, class, sex, status, sexual orientation, age, disability.
4.7 Be honest, transparent and accurate about their qualifications, competence, experience, achievements and affiliations.
4.8 Take on work only within the practitioners’ existing capabilities or when a programme to attain the required skills has been achieved.
4.9 Encourage clients to seek other forms of treatment if behaviour modification or training is not the most appropriate means of treating the condition or problem.
4.10 Maintain and extend competence in order to provide a quality service that is accountable. Appraise new methods and techniques in order to extend experience.
4.11 Provide honest and reliable written (where appropriate) opinions, maintaining objectivity in judgements.
4.12 Take appropriate action if health or any other factor is likely to interfere with judgement or performance of duty.
4.13 Make it clear when making statements whether you do so as a private individual or as a representative of a particular organisation or group.
4.14 Keep a record of all complaints and actions taken.
4.15 Hold appropriate and adequate third party, as well as professional indemnity insurance and other insurance corresponding to the activities undertaken.

5. Conflict of Interest
Individuals must be alert to the possibility of any conflict of interest which may affect their ability to exercise discretion or bias their judgement.

6. Informed Consent
Individuals will not act without the informed consent of their client, unless required by law to protect the animal, the person or another from the risk of harm.

7. Confidentiality
Consent to disclose information must be obtained from the client before sharing related information with third parties. Any disclosure of information must be made only with the client’s written permission unless there are overriding legal, safety or ethical considerations.

8. Record Keeping
This must comply with the Data Protection Act.

9. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
In order to maintain, develop and enhance practitioner skills they must undertake appropriate CPD on a regular basis. This must be recorded by the individual. Individuals are also encouraged to reflect on their own professional practice.

10. Commercial Obligations
10.1 Practitioner advertising must not:
  • Mislead or deceive users of their service
  • Be sensational or make unrealistic, or unsubstantiated performance claims
  • Create unjustifiable expectations about the length or type of treatment or unrealistic prospects for success
  • Make claims of superiority or disparage colleagues or members of other organisations or professions
10.2 Practitioners must not sell or recommend a product, service or an individual service provider without being first satisfied that this would benefit the animal under their care and that they are suitably qualified to make such a recommendation.
10.3 The recommending practitioner must disclose to the client if the practitioner may gain a commercial benefit by making such a recommendation. Practitioners must not allow such an interest to influence their choice of provision, service, care or treatment to the detriment of the animal or service user.
10.4 There must be transparency in the charges, terms and conditions of the service that the practitioner provides.

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