• "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 to Juvo Animal Behaviour

Private behaviour consultations and training sessions are available to help you understand and work through any challenges you may be facing with your dog’s behaviour. Puppy classes are now also available for groups of up to 4 puppies.

Only kind, reward-based and force-free methods are used with supportive and compassionate approaches to both the dogs and people that I work with.

Please get in touch to find out how I can help you.

Recent Activity

Behaviour Consultations

If you are experiencing challenging behaviours with your dog which are causing problems or concern, a behaviour consultation will investigate the cause behind the behaviours to understand the best way to help you move forwards appropriately.

Examples of these behaviours often include:

  • Separation related problems
  • Destructive behaviours
  • Noise sensitivities
  • Inappropriate toileting
  • Sensitivities, fears, anxieties
  • 'Guarding' behaviours
  • Aggressive behaviour towards people or dogs
  • Problems relating to old age

Unfortunately there is no ‘one size fits all’ method for working through behavioural problems. Often, ‘quick fixes’ simply mask the behaviours rather than treating them which can cause further problems to develop in the process. The original behaviours can then return later on and become more difficult to work through.

Once you have been in touch, I will send you a questionnaire to complete and will request that you contact your vet to authorise your dog’s medical history to be emailed to me so I have a full picture of your dog’s life to work with.

  • Your initial consultation will last for roughly 1.5 - 2 hours to gather necessary information, and ideally observe your dog in order to build your behaviour modification plan. Initial consultations are via video call. The initial steps will be discussed during the consultation
  • You will then be provided with a written version of your plan
  • A follow-up session will support you as you implement and progress through the plan, with additional correspondence in between to answer any queries you may have as they arise
  • Follow-up sessions may be arranged in-person outdoors, but can also be via video call if this is more appropriate

Please get in touch to enquire further or to make your booking.

Private Training

Private training sessions can be arranged to suit your needs, and can cover specific topics such as:

  • Preparing for a new puppy or adult dog
  • Preparing for a new rescue dog
  • Introducing a new dog to your existing pets
  • Appropriate socialisation
  • Puppy toilet training
  • Jumping up
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Coming when called
  • Teaching general manners
  • Training sessions can take place via video call or in person outdoors if appropriate
  • Follow-up sessions can support you as needed as you implement and progress through the training activities

Please get in touch for more information or if you would like to book a session.

*IMPORTANT NOTE - Please see the Behaviour Consultations page if your dog is presenting problematic behaviours such as those listed on that page, as a full consultation will be needed to work through those problems*

Life Skills for Puppies Classes

The next 6 week course of puppy classes starts on Saturday 23rd January 2021 9.30-10.30am.

The course is held in a securely fenced private outdoor area at TFM Country Store, Thorpe Rd, Whisby, Lincoln LN6 9BT.

***If the guidance changes with COVID-19 restrictions the classes will be moved online and run at the same time and on the same dates as planned***

  • These classes are for puppies aged 8-20 weeks old who have had their vaccinations.
  • There will be a maximum of 4 puppies per class and social distancing will be adhered to at all times.
  • Classes are based on the Life Skills for Puppies concepts from The University of Lincoln and only use positive, kind and reward based methods.
  • You will learn how to teach your dog important behaviours such as coming when called, walking nicely on a loose lead and not jumping up, as well as important skills such as self control, chilling out and tolerating frustration.
  • Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

To book, please message me through the Juvo Animal Behaviour Facebook page, email me at: info@juvo-ab.co.uk, or call me on 07873223883 and leave a message.

The course costs £85 which includes some introductory videos to get you started, handouts for everything taught, access to a private Facebook group for further information and resources, and help and support between sessions when you need it.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Please keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for updates.

About Juvo

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

Juvo Animal Behaviour began in Lincolnshire in 2015 after Laura achieved her Honours degree in Animal Behaviour Science and her Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Both degrees were from the University of Lincoln, taught by Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch, two of the country’s leading veterinary behaviourists.

Laura has 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, she was there!

Currently, Laura lives in Lincoln with her partner, her one year old son, and her mixed breed elderly rescue dog Rue. Shortly after adopting Rue it was clear that he had some challenging behaviours which led Laura to fully experience the world of reactive dogs which has become a particular area of interest and has inspired some of the services that are available.

Whilst having academic qualifications and a range of experience, education is never ending so she regularly attends workshops, seminars and conferences to keep up to date with the current scientific research in the area. In addition to these, Laura became an accredited Canine Hoopers UK instructor in 2018, and has also achieved her Level 2 qualification in British Sign Language.

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