• "Dudley is really enjoying the follow on classes, Laura is really helping him learn to be calm with other dogs." -Jillian

  • "Thank you so much for all your help and support with our crazy spaniels! The sniffer training is going well and we are going to continue the agility." -Fern

  • "Laura has shown Elsa nothing but patience and now she is able to concentrate a little better. I am pleased to say that there is a marked difference in her behaviour and her attitude." -Alex

  • "We cannot believe the transformation we saw in Frankie in just one session with Laura. Today we saw a happy dog, responding to recall and even coming to eat treats out of our hands; amazing progress!" -Cara

Welcome


Hi there,

I'm Laura Adkins BSc (Hons) MSc CAB - Clinical Animal Behaviourist. I use kind, supportive and up to date techniques to help you have a happier life with your animals.

Whilst I have the knowledge base to work with a variery of animals, I largely work with dogs and have a particular interest in rescue dogs and "dog reactive" dogs.

I work with anyone who is willing to dedicate the time and effort that their dog needs to move forwards.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Laura

Recent Activity

Behaviour Consultations

If your dog is presenting challenging behaviours that are causing problems or concern, help is available through a behaviour consultation.

Examples of these behaviours often include (but are not limited to):

  • Separation related problems
  • Destructive behaviours
  • Aggressive behaviour towards people or other animals
  • Guarding behaviours
  • Sensitivities, fears or phobias
  • Barking
  • Hyperactivity
  • Repetitive behaviours
  • Noise sensitivities
  • Problems relating to old age

In order to get as much information as possible to understand your situation, try to get to the root cause of the problem and build the most suitable plan to help you move forwards, a behaviour consultation is needed on veterinary referral.

Health and behaviour can be very closely linked, so it is important to make your vet aware of the problem before a behaviour plan is put in place.

Currently, all consultations are via online video calling platforms. Online appointments have been very successful and in many cases they have actually been more appropriate. I am happy to guide you on getting set up if you are unsure of how to do this.

Follow-up sessions can take place at your home, on a walk, at the private secure paddock I use at TFM Country Store in Whisby, or online via video link. Each of these options will depend on the current regulations put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, so I will help you in whichever way I am allowed to at the time to keep everyone safe.

Once you have been in touch and we have talked about your needs, please contact your vet to discuss the problem with them and ask them to complete the veterinary referral form. Then please complete the behaviour questionnaire and consent form and send them to: info@juvo-ab.co.uk.



Forms

Behaviour Questionnaire

Terms, Conditions and Consent

Veterinary Referral

Private Sessions

Private sessions can be booked to suit your needs and can cover specific topics such as:

  • Preparing for a new dog
  • Walking nicely on a lead
  • Coming when called
  • Getting your dog’s attention
  • Settling down
  • Tackling jumping up
  • Teaching general manners

Your initial session will last up to 1.5 hours and you will later be provided with written information to cover what we discussed.

Any additional sessions can be booked by the hour as often as you need.

Sessions can take place at your home, on a walk, at the private secure paddock I use at TFM Country Store in Whisby, or online via video link. Each of these options will depend on the current regulations put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, so I will help you in whichever way I am allowed to at the time to keep everyone safe.

PLEASE NOTE - If your dog is presenting problematic behaviours such as those listed on the ‘Behaviour Consultations page’, a full behaviour consultation will be needed in order to help you. If you book a training session for something and then tell me about additional more serious problems once I arrive, I will still need you to book a behaviour consultation and complete the necessary paperwork before any advice can be given.

Once you have been in touch and we have talked about your needs, please complete the booking form and consent form and send it to: info@juvo-ab.co.uk



Forms

Training Booking Form

Terms, Conditions and Consent

Puppy Support Sessions

If you have any questions or concerns before or after bringing your new puppy home, you can book a session with me to talk them through and I can advise you on what you can do.

Examples of these may include:
  • Getting ready for your puppy
  • Introducing your puppy to the family
  • Introducing your puppy to your other pets
  • Crate training
  • The first few nights at home
  • Housetraining
  • Mouthing
  • Chewing
  • Appropriate socialisation

The initial session will be 1.5 hours and you will be provided with notes on what we talked about either via written handouts or video links.

These sessions can be booked individually or you can book multiple sessions to cover different topics to suit the level of support that you need. After the initial session, follow-up sessions will last for 1 hour.



The Life Skills for Puppies Course

If you want to learn about teaching your puppy all the essential foundations, developing lovely manners, and building a wonderful relationship with you and your family, a private course is available over multiple hour-long sessions to cover all the essentials to get you and your puppy set up for a fabulous future together.

Activities covered include:

  • Settling on a mat or bed
  • Settling next to you when out and about
  • Getting your puppy’s attention
  • Walking nicely on a lead
  • Coming when called
  • Solutions for jumping up
  • Teaching to leave
  • Teaching to drop something in their mouth
  • Teaching not to grab things
  • Developing self control
  • Learning to tolerate being frustrated
  • Teaching to stay
  • Building resilience
  • Prep for the vets & groomers
  • Any extras tailored to your situation

Sessions can be arranged either weekly or fortnightly and you can contact me between sessions if you have any questions or concerns. I will be here to support you throughout the course.

Sessions can take place at your home, at the private secure paddock I use at TFM Country Store in Whisby (provided that your puppy is vaccinated), or online via video link. Each of these options will depend on the current regulations put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, so I will help you in whichever way I am allowed to at the time to keep everyone safe.

For both services, once you have been in touch and we have talked about your needs, please complete the booking form and consent form and send it to: info@juvo-ab.co.uk

All puppy clients are invited to join a private Facebook community for additional resources and support.



Forms

Puppy Booking Form

Terms, Conditions and Consent

About

Laura Adkins BSc (Hons) MSc (CAB)
Clinical Animal Behaviourist & Trainer

The Latin word “juvo” means to ‘help, support and further’ which is exactly what I am here to do for you.

I achieved my honours degree in Animal Behaviour Science and my Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln. I was extremely fortunate to have been taught by Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch, two of the world’s leading veterinary behaviourists, among other fantastic individuals in the field.

I have worked and volunteered with animals for over 10 years through behaviour sessions, training classes, veterinary surgeries, rescue centres, and an assistance dog charity. If there was ever an opportunity to gain some experience I was there!

Whilst having academic qualifications and a range of experience, education is never ending so I regularly attend conferences, seminars and workshops to keep up to date with the current scientific research in the area.

I have achieved pre-certification as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist with ASAB (Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour) and will be working towards full accreditation with the support of FABC (Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians).

In addition to my behaviour qualifications I am an accredited Canine Hoopers UK instructor, and have achieved both my level 1 and level 2 qualifications in British Sign Language.

I promote kind, force-free, science based approaches and believe that the key to helping an animal overcome a problem or learn a new skill is to understand them and their people as individuals and build a trusting relationship between them.



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