Tanya Jeffery MSc

Companion Animal Behaviour Counsellor


Tanya started her academic career studying human psychology graduating in 1997 from Sussex University in Brighton. She combined her interest in human and animal relationships by undertaking the Companion Animal Behaviour advanced diploma at Southampton University graduating in 2002. Tanya continued her studies by completing her own research on Anti-barking products for Dogs gaining a Master of Science in 2005. Tanya was invited to present her findings at the ISAZ Annual conference in 2004 entitled 'DIY for Problem Pets'. Following this in January 2008 Tanya was asked to write an article by Your Dog Magazine for their Head to Head feature 'Are aversive training aids vital for some pets or just an easy option for owners? in this article she discussed the issues surrounding the use of aversive training aids based on her MSc findings.

In 2014 Tanya was awarded the status of Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCABs) and is the only CCAB working in East Sussex.  She remains a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (ASAB) and is registered with the Animal Behaviour Training Council (ABTC) as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist.  


Since 2002 Tanya has been combining her academic knowledge and years of practical skills to help owners dealing with all types of behaviour problems. Depending on what type of animal Tanya sees she draws on her experience, skills and insight to provide a comprehensive approach to help owners tackle the problem. Each problem is unique, each animal is unique and therefore each treatment approach is unique.


Behaviour problems can range from simply annoying to severe, but what is often the case is that owners often feel isolated, embarrassed and frustrated by their pet's behaviour. This can lead to a lack of enjoyment of owning a pet.


Tanya aims to provide a service in which you can start to.


  • Understand your pet and why it behaves the way it does.
  •  Provide you with the practical skills and approach to help you and your pet.
  •  Provide a comprehensive follow up service involving telephone support and further one to one training  sessions (if appropriate.) 
  •  Enjoy your pet again.



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