A note from Bethany and Libbi..
Undoubtedly, dogs are our lives! Our own dogs, your dogs.. all dogs!
We love working with people and their dogs to help change the way that they can enjoy their relationship.
Whatever your issue may be - from recall to aggressive behaviour - we can help.
Our aim is to make you to feel supported, give you a successful plan which enables progress. Most importantly, we want you and your dog to be happy!
We train using kind and effective techniques to build the confidence of owners and their dogs, and to create real, lasting change.
Our behaviour programmes enable us to give you and your dog the time that you need to make the best progress that you can, whilst feeling supported through that journey.
We specialise in Bull Breeds, Reactive/Aggressive Behaviour and Rescue Dogs, although we absolutely love working with dogs of all shapes, sizes and issues!
Bethany is also the Senior Training and Behaviour Advisor for the UK's largest rescue, and a legal expert witness and offer legal assessment, reports and court appearances giving her expert opinion.
Based in Edmonsham, Wimborne in Dorset - Bethany is the founder of Bonny Dog Behaviour.
Bethany covers Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, South West London and surrounding areas.
Bethany is studying Canine Behaviour BSc at Bishop Burton and holds an FdSc in Animal Behaviour from Kingston University. Bethany is also accredited by of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), The Pet Professional Guild, The Pet Professional Network and International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) and has completed a years mentorship with Steve Mann (Founder of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and Dave Brice (Head Tutor and Behaviourist of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and Behaviourists). Bethany is also studying The Aggression in Dogs Master Course with Michael Shikashio as well as training to become an Expert Witness in Dangerous Dog cases.
Having worked professionally with dogs for over 10 years, Bethany has a wealth of experience with dogs who have challenging behaviour. Predominantly working with rescue dogs to ensure safe re-homing. Bethany worked at Battersea Dogs Home leading a care team in the assessment and rehabilitation of dogs, including those coming through with bite histories.
Bethany has also worked with service dogs, including work experience with the Metropolitan Police. She has also been a guest speaker for seminars as well as having received referrals from vets across the country. Bethany has been hand picked to be the ambassador for The Pet Professional Network as a result of her outstanding work within the pet industry - providing support for those within the industry as well as pet owners themselves.
Bethany prides herself in her specialism of dog on dog aggression, with a passion for bull breeds and rescue dogs. Bethany is also the owner of company The Bull Breed Behaviourist with bull breed specific Facebook Group of the same name providing tailored advice, and progress updated for training and behaviour modification cases.
Bethany only trains using kind and effective methods using whatever your dog finds rewarding.
Jenny - Juke's Mum
I couldn’t recommend Bethany enough. She has given me so much more confidence in controlling my large and strong dog. Her training changed my walks after just the first session.
She is very knowledgeable and helped me understand why my dog reacts to certain situations.
Juke and I both look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mandi - Loki's Mum
Bethany is so knowledgeable at reading dogs behaviour, and helping you understand why your dog is behaving a certain way, and then gives you the confidence and help to move forward and tackle those things with a clear plan. Highly recommend Bonny Dog Behaviour
Sarah - Sam's Mum
Bethany was a god send for me and my rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier when I noticed increasing behaviour issues in my dog.
She is kind, very knowledgeable & cares so much about the animals that she works with. We have had just a handful of sessions together and I have already seen so much positive change in my dog.
We can't wait to work with her further
Thankyou Bethany x