Pawsability Dog Training and Behaviour was established in 2003, and has gone from strength to strength helping people solve their dogs problems all over Scotland. Anna is highly recommended by vets all over Scotland from Aberdeen to Aberfeldy, and Dundee to Dunblane.... within a class environment, 1-1 training, or for behaviour help.
Pawsability is run by Anna Patfield, who is
a qualified and experienced Pet Behaviour Therapist. She studied under the
guidance of several of the animal world’s ‘gurus’ -
Profession Ray Coppinger
Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed DipCABT MRCVS
Peter Neville DHc BSc(Hons)
Sarah Whitehead BA(Hons) MSc
Robin Walker BVetMed MRCVS
an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour & Training,
from COAPE (The Centre of Applied Pet Ethology). The
training covered a diverse range of topics from evolution
and psychology to physiology and nutrition, explaining
the science behind how animals view the world, and
why they sometimes have difficulties in coping with
life. The studies and qualifications allow Anna to
remedy a wide assortment of animal behaviour problems
ranging from aggression and pulling, to toileting problems
or noise phobias.
Anna has owned dogs for many years and has worked with a wide variety
of dogs and puppies. She started Pawsability
after working for over 20 years solving business problems, allowing
her to amalgamate a life long animal
love with her in-depth problem solving experience.
Pawsability is simply about bringing out the best in your pet
through gentle and effective means, and really taking on board the
fact that your pet suffers from similar emotional stressors as we
do. Humans can talk about their problems, tell someone and think
about what action to take to sort them out. Unfortunately our
pets are limited in what they can do for themselves to change things.
We therefore need to step in and help, by really understanding the
motivation and emotion behind their behaviour, and then looking at
ways to resolve the emotional turmoil, and help them get back to
Qualified in 2004, with an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (COAPE).
Member of the COAPE Association > more...
CAPBT Committee Member
The CAPBT group has an very active support network - you can be assured to be backed up by 100's of years of experience. Read the CAPBT Code of practice here
Nuts about Nutrition
Anna holds an Advanced Diploma in Canine Nutritional Science (with distinction) from CASI (Companion Animal Science Institute). This required 3 years of study getting right to the roots of digestion to the cellular level. Anna's focus on all the essay aassignments was with regard to whether and how food affects behaviour, and also about exploring some of the controvertial myths and beliefs.
Studies occured in areas including of protein levels, carbohydrates, fats, obesity, skin issues, allergies, gastric disease.
Therefore, as a natural part of your behaviour or training program, Anna is able to provide scientifically accurate and knowledgeable answers to any of your nutritional questions.
Anna is also a CASI nutritional insructors assistant.
||Works with the EMRA principles - we get to the root of your dog's emotions
||Is a proud member of the FSB - what a great organisation!!
Pawsability is based in Ardgay, near Tain & Dornoch, so we cover all areas around and near by, and also in Aberdeen and towns and villages en route from Inverness to Aberdeen including Keith, Inverurie etc.
Well, for a start, it's quite a mouthful! So, it's kindly shortened to CABP. It means that Anna has studied under the country's most eminent experts in Pet Behaviour and Training, and has been accepted and formally registered to practice as a member of the COAPE Association of Practitioners. Not only does this mean that Anna has the backing of these experts, but it also creates a global wealth of knowledge which can be called upon at any time, when more tricky cases present themselves. We also have a very active forum which we use to keep up to date with the behaviour and training information, and have active discussions about the more complex cases.