Danielle Beck – Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist


Danielle is an Animal Behaviour Consultant and is a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), an Animal Behaviour and Training Council Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a professional member of the Animal Behaviour and Management Alliance (ABMA). Based in and around Manchester, she has an MSc Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling, which focused on lizard welfare, from the University of Southampton and a BSc in Zoology from Bangor University.


Danielle is also known on social media as the Geekydogtrainer and has been working with animals for over 15 years, during which time she has gained a wealth of experience with a variety of different animal species from guinea pigs and axolotls to rhinos and sea lions. Her studies and practical experience have worked together to enhance her theoretical and practical knowledge, with regards to animal husbandry, welfare, training, ethology and behaviour, of a variety of different species. Danielle has practical experience working within zoological facilities, aquatic facilities, mainstream and commercial pets shops, boarding kennels, community farms and dog daycare and training centers.



My Services

Animal Behaviour Counselling and Rehabilitation Clinic.

Danielle runs an animal behaviour counselling and rehabilitation clinic at Waggawuffins Canine College in Bury. These consultations are tailored to help you and your companion, regardless of species, to reconnect and offer guidance for any problems that you may be having. One to One training and behaviour assessment sessions are also available.

Examples of behaviour problems commonly consulted on by Danielle include:

  • Aggression towards caregivers / visitors and /or the public
  • Aggression or reactivity towards children
  • Aggression to other animals outside
  • Fighting within the household or enclosure
  • Excessive vocalisations
  • Separation related problems
  • Inappropriate toileting
  • Repetitive behaviours

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Public Speaking


Danielle is an enthusiastic and passionate speaker, especially when it comes to reducing stress and improving welfare in companion and zoological animals, especially lizards. She has presented internationally on the subjects of animal behaviour, training and enrichment and is able to deliver presentations on topics such as aggression, training and learning theory amongst others. Danielle is happy to speak at events big or small and enjoys sharing knowledge with others




Zoological Consultations

Danielle is the only registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist that has been assessed for Lizards, as well as canines, and is able to address and behaviourally diagnose behaviour problems in multiple species.

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Interested in my services, please contact me via the email form below and I will get back to you shortly.


077 664 939 32

Click to Call: 07766493932

Region: Greater Manchester and the North West of England


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Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist4 days ago
“The tiny hooman haz a food stick........ and I like food sticks...”

This is what happens when your self control training pays off. He wasn’t told to ‘stay’ or to ‘leave’ he’s just been learning to manage himself through choice based training. He wants it, but knows he can’t have it, and he’s ok with that. He knows he can’t get everything he wants, whenever he wants. This is a good thing! Dogs need education they don’t need to be nagged or punished harshly. Be proactive in your training, not reactive.

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Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist4 days ago
Anyone wake up their dogs taking up the whole bed!! Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist6 days ago
I've seen a lot of pics and videos of people hugging dogs recntly; but how do you know if your dog actually likes it? Here's a video to help you decide.....lets see if your dogs enjoy hugs like Holly or prefer chest strokes like Diefa!!

Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Do Dogs Like Hugs?
Due to the recent 'study' which shows that dogs 'hate' hugs. Danielle has provided a video to help you to see if this is true for your dog, by demonstrating ...
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist7 days ago
What would your dog do??
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
This looks so fun! 🐶
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist7 days ago
Keep adapting, keep going, there is always a way!!

I have some great plans to help you all with your dogs, cats, lizards, rabbits and parrots. Patience, grit and determination will help you to overcome the problems you face but remember to ask for help too, it’s what we’re here for!!

(Apologies for the language, it’s not my picture)
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist1 week ago
Diefa showing off his “Can I have your pizza crusts face” 😍🙈

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