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Qualifications

Loni is a highly qualified and professionally accredited Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She holds:

 

  • A BSc(Hons) in Equine Science

  • MSc with Distinction in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

  • Certification as a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist through CCAB Ltd

  • Certification as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist through the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

  • Certification as a Dog (CDBC) and Horse (CHBC) behaviour consultant through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC)

  • Places on the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) register as both a Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB) and Animal Training Instructor (ATI)

  • Over 20 years experience working with horses, dogs and cats with behavioural issues. 

Loni is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is completing a PhD in Equine behaviour and welfare at Newcastle University. 

Loni is also a Lecturer in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. 

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“I first asked Loni for help after having issues with my pony's pole phobia, she would veer half way across the school to avoid them. If I asked her to look at them she would simply stand there and snort and wouldn’t even lead over them! Loni spent time assessing May’s reactions and after some gentle reassurance and encouragement, both myself and May started to gain confidence. Now several months later she doesn’t think twice about trotting over those once scary objects and will even trot over them with very little guidance. A year ago I never thought I’d see the day when she would get excited about the prospect of doing pole work, but now I’m convinced it’s one of her favourite things!"  ​

Ruby, May's carer

 

"I have been very impressed by Loni's calm empathy with the animals that she encounters. I have very much enjoyed working with her on a number of horses where her insight and depth of knowledge has made a significant difference to their behavioural problems. I look forward to working with her in the future."

Alex, equine sports massage therapist, former jockey and Northern Racing College instructor

 

"Loni met me and Cocoa at our home and was really warm and friendly. She explained the reasons behind the way Cocoa was acting. She gave us a really clear step by step plan to reduce Cocoa's fear of fast passing objects and coached me so that I could help with the training. Now we can ​enjoy our walks again, fantastic!"

Clare, Cocoa's owner

 

Testimonials

"After moving house a couple of times in a short space of time, my cats had decided the litter tray was not for them any more. Loni provided me with the perfect solutions which cured the problem... They also appear to be far happier all of the time now. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone with any kind of pet issue."

 

James, Lola and Monkey's owner

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