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 Consultations & One to One Training

Danielle’s animal behaviour consultations and one to one training sessions are tailored to help you and your companion, regardless of species, and offers guidance for any problems that you may be having.

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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Contact Me

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


077 664 939 32

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Region: Greater Manchester and the North West of England


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