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 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 centres.


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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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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Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal BehaviouristSeptember 28th, 2016 at 9:28am
Tracking is such an undervalued tool for dogs! Allowing them to learn to track specific routes is great enrichment, mentally challenging and overall awesome for your dog. If you haven't tried tracking I can't encourage you enough to try it!

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14 week old puppy follows a skilled adult in his first introduction to tracking (track made specifically for the task, as opposed to naturally occuring tracks which he's been following for his entire life 🙂 ) There are many scientific investigations into the value of puppies getting to watch and participate in tasks performed by their working mothers. This conveys a clear advantage to pups intended to perform the same tasks as an adult. It makes sense, in terms of survival, to copy a successful hunting strategy demonstrated by the female. Scientific investigation into this and related phenomena have succesively been updated, relevant authors below. In this video, the adult is not related to the pup. His experience therefore incorporates a socialisation element as well as task orientated learning. This introduction to a 'stranger' was as carefully orchestrated as any other social interaction between baby puppies and adult dogs. The track start and finish were carefully constructed to minimise any inappropriate compeitive behaviour. The handler had to offset handling the line to permit the pup freedom to follow. This puppy concentrated on three subsequent tracks, increased his accuracy and over took the adult to complete the last track ahead of her. Task orientated socialisation experience in which the pup had complete freedom to engage or disengage at any point (without risk). There are many wider implications and advantages to this approach, not least of which the development of resilience through the inclusion of movement, being outdoors and social support. Raising the liklihood of repeated focus on an inherently reinforcing and appropriate task is an important life lesson. http://kennelspotlight.homestead.com/maternal-influence-may-27-2012.pdf. Further reading, relevant authors: Battaglia, Slabbert and Rasa (1997), Pongrácz P et al (2003), Kubinyi E et al (2009).
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal BehaviouristSeptember 28th, 2016 at 9:28am
Dogs with jobs, that's an upgrade from tidying your house!
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
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This dog takes airport security to a new level.
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal BehaviouristSeptember 28th, 2016 at 9:28am
What a fantastic alternative to jumping up!! Give the dog something else to do! 😃
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Tag someone that would like to have a dog like this 😀 Mayan Gabbay
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal BehaviouristSeptember 28th, 2016 at 9:28am
It's almost the weekend!! I hope you have chance to relax with your companion animals, whatever they may be 🙂
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This is bringing me so much joy credit: Orphaned Wildlife Center
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Danielle Beck - Clinical Animal BehaviouristSeptember 28th, 2016 at 9:28am
Why?? Why would you want to electrocute your dog!! But through an app in your phone! 😡

Please don't focus on stopping your dogs unwanted behaviour by punishing it, this doesn't teach your dog anything useful. It's far more productive to teach your dog alternative behaviours that you do like, utilizing positive reinforcement training 🙂

This is horrendous, please don't fall for the idea of 'smart training' this is a lazy quick fix, which WILL have awful consequences for your pet.

This is a good article, though my terminology geek would like to point out that shocking your dog in this manner is positive punishment, if it were used as negative reinforcement it would be even worse!

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