Elaine Henley is a companion animal behaviourist who has been working with humans and their pets for well over 20 years. She lives in Scotland with three African Grey Parrots, four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and four humans (three sons and her husband).
Trained to Post-Graduate level in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling at the University of Southampton, Elaine attends conferences and seminars worldwide to share ideas and lead on best practice across the industry.
Elaine is skilled in applying modern, hands-on training methods and, critically, in demonstrating and explaining those techniques to owners. Clients can access her services in a variety of ways, including home visits, one-to-one sessions via telephone and through video consultations. She runs dog training sessions at all levels, and has previously trained her own dogs to participation level in many sports and events.
Elaine is passionate about educating those seeking to work with companion animals, and has written and lectured extensively on animal behaviour and training. She offers a range of Continuous Professional Development opportunities to veterinary practices, local and national governments, independent CPD providers, re-homing organisations and charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind and The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).
Contracted by courts and animal welfare organisations as an expert witness, Elaine has provided assessments of dog temperament and risk as well as her expert opinion on all aspects of training and behaviour. Adoption and fostering agencies – for both humans and pets – have engaged Elaine to undertake risk assessments on a variety of species of pets in homes.
Elaine is highly committed to breeder accountability and responsibility, and enjoys breeding dogs and helping them become socialised and habituated to the world that they will be living in as adults.
“Elaine was recommended to us from a friend that had previously been to her classes and had success with their own dog. Her positive training techniques are very successful and the classes were not only educational but fun and enjoyable for owners and four legged friends alike.
We found attending the classes didn’t just benefit our dog but helped us understand that it’s not always just the dog that has to change their behaviour. We have had great results since enlisting Elaine’s help and the continuing progress in our dog is a great example of her tremendous knowledge.”
FEARFUL OF DOGS THAT CAME CLOSE TO HIM