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Providing premium behaviour consultations in Leeds

Hazel Shimmin MSc, KCAI(CD), CAB

  • Hazel is a Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a full member of the APBC and registered as a CAB with the ABTC
  • MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Newcastle University
  • Hazel is a qualified Dog Trainer and Behaviourist (with The Kennel Club)
  • Over 15 years’ experience working as a Dog Trainer and Behaviourist, both self-employed and now full time at Holly House Vets / Ark Referrals
  • Qualified Teacher - With over 20 years’ experience as a Senior Lecturer in a University Centre teaching Animal Welfare and Behaviour
  • Qualified Riding Instructor with the British Horse Society 

Cases for Referral Include

  • Behaviour Consultations
  • Home One-to-One Dog Training
  • Puppy Classes
  • Talks for New Puppy / Kitten Owners
  • Puppy Home Visits
  • Advice
  • CPD Sessions

Behaviour Consultations

Following a pre-visit questionnaire, clients will receive a 2 ½ hour home consultation, written behaviour modification plan and follow up support via phone/email.

Consults are available for both dogs*, covering a range of issues:

  • General anxiety, fear and phobias (sonophobia)
  • Separation anxiety
  • Excessive behaviour
  • Repetitive/compulsive/stereotypic behaviour
  • Aggression e.g. Resource guarding, territorial, reactivity on walks etc.
  • House soiling and marking

Cost (per session) Dogs £275. Further visits charged per session at Dogs £100**

*Referral available following initial consult with referring vet.

**Cost likely to be covered by clients insurance, please request client to check policy details.

Home One-to-One Dog Training

Helping clients resolve a range of training issues including:

  • Pulling on the lead
  • Recall
  • Boisterous/attention seeking behaviour
  • General control/obedience training

Home visit: £50 per hour*

*training will not be covered by client's insurance policy

Puppy Classes

Covering basic puppy training, socialisation, habituation to practice and procedure and puppy confidence exercises.

6 week course, Sunday AM: £70 - this also includes a copy of our Puppy Booklet 

You will have the opportunity to achieve The Kennel Club's ‘Good Citizens Puppy Foundation Certificate' 

Talks for New Puppy / Kitten Owners

Held in your practice or via telephone, a 2 hour talk for new owners, cover the below topics for puppies or kittens:


  • Puppy management
  • Care
  • Handling
  • Socialisation
  • House training
  • Bite inhibition and more…


  • Discussion about normal feline behaviour
  • Care
  • Handling
  • House training
  • Locations and access to resources
  • Management of multi-cat households

Cost: £20 per person

Puppy Home Visits

One to one session, will provide clients will an opportunity to ask questions that may not be addressed in vaccination or nurse appointments.

Sessions will be client led but will cover topics including:

  • General care
  • Socialisation
  • House training
  • Bite Inhibition
  • Jumping up
  • Basic training 

Cost: £70 for 1 ½ hour session - this also includes a copy of our Puppy Booklet 

*Available for puppies up to 6 months old.



General dog and cat behaviour advice


  • Pre-purchase advice for puppies and kittens or rescue animals
  • Simple behaviour issues

Telephone/remote consultations, cost: £45 per session*

* If a full behaviour consult is indicated, £45 will be discounted. 

CPD Sessions

CPD session, for your clinical team!

Bespoke CPD sessions covering all aspects of behaviour and training specially tailored for Vets, nurses and receptionists. Sessions options include:

  • Lunch and learn held onsite or remote
  • 1 day behaviour courses
  • 2 day course for nurses running puppy classes for clients
  • Or bespoke sessions covering practice specific topics

Costs vary, please contact Hazel on 0113 236 9030 to discuss your individual requirements.

To discuss or refer a behavioural case, please contact Hazel on 0113 236 9030 or fill in our referral form.

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