'Hi there! My name is Charlotte and I run Freeborn Dog Behaviour. My love for animals began in childhood where I was lucky enough to be surrounded by a variety of wonderful creatures, all who I loved dearly. As I begin to grow older I realised not all animals were treated kindly, which deeply upset me. This grew my passion for animal welfare and the need to make a difference to animals lives. I work in animal rescue which is very rewarding and can be very tough. I have always had a fascination with animal behaviour, in particular dog behaviour which drew me to developing a career in pet behaviour counselling. This career allows me to help people, help their animals and help enhance the pet-owner bond. Thank you for looking at my website, please feel free to contact me'
Qualifications and experience
BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Clinical)
This degree is validated by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) accreditation committee as delivering the academic elements necessary for an individual to achieve ASAB certification as a clinical animal behaviourist (CCAB)
Provisional Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors
The APBC represents a network of behaviour counsellors that have achieved the highest proven academic and practical standards available in the field of companion animal behavioural therapy. APBC members abide by a strict code of conduct and continually develop their professional knowledge in the light of new research so that clients and the veterinary surgeons who refer them can be assured they receive the latest expert advice at a reasonable cost.
Candidate Member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC)
Extended Diploma in Animal Management
Employed as Behaviour and Welfare Advisor for a leading animal rescue charity
Currently work part-time for a animal rescue charity alongside behaviour work, training and rehabilitating rescue dogs to prepare them for re-homing.
Continued professional development
I continue to improve my knowledge and keep up to date by attending conferences and courses on a regular basis.