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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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

Click to Call: 07766493932

Region: Greater Manchester and the North West of England


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Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist1 day ago
I'm back! Thank you for your patience whilst i've been in hospital and off sick. I'm taking this week to rest for my seminar at the weekend and get back to health but i'm all caught up on emails; now I'm working my way through the voicemails. Then i can get back to helping you with your dogs and cats!!!! I'm so fortunate to have such wonderful and understanding clients. Thank you x
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist4 days ago
Even dog trainers go to classes. Here’s my son learning how to ‘park’ our puppy Nuffle
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist4 days ago
Who guilty of this then? 😂😂😂
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Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist5 days ago
Please be mindful when you’re dogs are off lead, keep them under control for their own safety. You never know what the dog & owner walking towards you have been through or how they will react.
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist6 days ago
After a brief time in hospital I’m so happy to be back with my gang. Next time Holly blocks the stairs I’ll listen to her. For those awaiting a reply; I’ll be back to it soon and thank you for your patience 🙂

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