Pet Behaviourists, Veterinary Behaviourists & TTouch Practitioners

For consultations & advice concerning pet behaviour problems such as destructiveness, aggression, inappropriate soiling, etc.

Tips
A reputable behaviourist should...
  • be a member of a professional organization & therefore should comply with the organization's qualification criteria & code of ethics.
  • be willing to give client references.
  • be recommended by a veterinarian.
  • charge a reasonable consultation fee. This is usually a few hundred Rand, bearing in mind that much of the behaviourist's work involves research, administration & report-writing.
See RED FLAGS below

Name
BUSINESS
Email
Website
Phone
Numbers
Location
TIMES
SPECIES
Services
Description
PROFES-
SIONAL
ORGAN-
IZATION
Angie Schutte
ANGIE PET SERVICES
angiepetservices@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/angiepet
services
073 395 0123 Southern Suburbs; South Peninsula; CBD
BY APPOINTMENT
DOGS
Behaviourist; Private basic training
Taryn Blyth
KOMMETJIE CANINE COLLEGE
tarynblyth@gmail.com
www.tarynblyth.co.za
www.facebook.com/Kommetjie
CanineCollege
084 687 4699 Kommetjie (Primary School)
SAT AM/TUES PM
DOGS
Behaviourist; Obedience; Canine Good Citizen; Puppy classes
COAPE
HILLS
Candice de Villiers
PET-I-KET ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR FACILITY
pet-i-ket@cybersmart.co.za
www.pet-i-ket.co.za
021 553 4117
081 271 1647
083 324 8423
R27, Melkbosstrand, West Coast DOGS
Behaviour Consultations; Rehabilitation Assessments; Daycare; Boarding(communal); Puppy & Dog Training
SABCAP
ABC
HILLS
Jan Buchner j_buchner@telkomsa.net 021 592 5945
083 442 4940
South Peninsula DOGS
Behaviourist; Trainer
Anita Louw anita2@telkomsa.net 083 486 0305 Northern Suburbs DOGS
Behaviourist
ABC
Gill Painter gillpainter@mweb.co.za 021 987 6062
072 464 0404
Stellenbosch; Joostenbergvlakte DOGS; CATS
Behaviourist; Trainer
SABCAP
Yvonne Adams yvonne-lee@cybertrade.co.za 021 788 2984
082 702 3493
DOGS
Behaviourist
Julia Evans animalws@telkomsa.net 082 725 4213 Somerset West DOGS
Behaviourist
Elna Marran elna@ecmatech.com 021 913 5065 Northern Suburbs DOGS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Charmaine Morgan 021 573 1936 DOGS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Carolyn van Reenen carolynjoy@mweb.co.za 083 658 1198 DOGS; CATS; HORSES
Behaviourist
Georgina Wall dtibbs@kool.co.za 021 788 5987
082 950 1949
DOGS
Behaviourist
Claire Atkinson info@muttmatters.co.za
www.muttmatters.co.za
082 557 6630 Wynberg DOGS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Barbara George barbara@ttouch.co.za
www.facebook.com/BGCAt
Behaviour
082 491 2309 Thornton CATS
Behaviourist
TTOUCH
Marizelle Strydom animal.affairs@gmail.com 082 442 3311 DOGS ABC
SABCAP
Karis Bryen karisbryen@gmail.com
www.happydogs.co.za
073 729 8194 Knysna
Cape Town
DOGS
Behaviourist; Trainer
Bernice Jaffe bernicejaffe@vodamail.co.za
bark@bernicejaffe.co.za
www.bernicejaffe.co.za
079 883 7566 South Peninsula; City Bowl DOGS
Behaviourist; Trainer
Jenni Schutte
BIRD'S ESSENTIAL
parrotbe@gmail.com 021 782 2801
083 675 3609
Fish Hoek, South Peninsula BIRDS
Behaviourist
Ansie Minnaar essentially-ansie@houtbay.com 084 307 2822 Hout Bay DOGS
Behaviourist; Trainer; Wrangler
Hazel King yangon@mweb.co.za 021 715 4042 Southern Suburbs CATS; RABBITS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Christopher Brookin 021 761 5236
082 664 5383
Constantia DOGS
Behaviourist; Trainer
Thineke Momple K9Connection@mweb.co.za 083 235 6847 Paarl;
Franschhoek;
Wellington
DOGS
Behaviourist
Cara Williams cara@happinessis.co.za
www.happinessis.co.za
073 747 1119 DOGS; HORSES
Behaviourist
Catherine Williams quadrisense@gmail.com 082 569 8641 Southern Suburbs HORSES
Behaviourist
TTOUCH
Juliet Bradley 021 788 2876
072 111 3080
Marina da Gama DOGS
Behaviourist; Puppy classes
Louise Basson louise@dog-care-centre.com
www.dog-care-centre.com
021 987 1027 Joostenberg Vlakte DOGS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Judy Post judy.ttouch@gmail.com 082 732 5645 Southern Suburbs: Muizenberg; Kirstenhof; Tokai DOGS; CATS
Behaviourist; Trainer; Puppy classes; TTouch Practitioner
COAPE
TTOUCH
Helen Theron www.countryanimalclinic.co.za 021 551 1500
071 535 4441
Helderberg DOGS; CATS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Caroline Barnard caroline@dogzone.co.za
www.dogzone.co.za
084 445 1850 Kalbaskraal DOGS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Chas Giemre 072 265 2488 Stellenbosch;
Melkbosstrand
HORSES
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Susan Vosper sbpanda@intekom.co.za 021 852 5618 Somerset West DOGS
Behaviourist; Trainer
SABCAP
Petro Swart petroswart123@gmail.com 083 900 7107 Bellville DOGS
Behaviourist
SABCAP
Yolande Ginsberg
CAPE CANINE
yolande@cape-canine.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Cape-
Canine-Centre
021 072 0002 Blouberg;
Tableview;
Milnerton
DOGS
Behaviourist; Dog training; Puppy classes; Trick training
COAPE
Melissa van der Merwe animalmanners@gmail.com
www.animalmanners.co.za
071 897 1897 Southern Suburbs DOGS
Behaviourist
COAPE
Mari Yanagawa mari-yngw@mweb.co.za 083 647 7383 Parklands;
Tableview
DOGS
Behaviourist; TTouch practitioner
COAPE
TTOUCH
Janina Kruger janina@krugerphotography.co.za 082 490 1650 Hermanus DOGS
Behaviourist
TTOUCH
Karen Sinovich
DOG HUB
3dogs2parrots@gmail.com
karen@doghub.co.za
www.facebook.com/karensinovich
animalbehaviouristandtrainer

www.doghub.co.za
www.facebook.com/doghubsa
083 449 5879 Cape Town;
Atlantic Seaboard;
City Bowl;
Southern Suburbs
DOGS; CATS
Behaviourist; Puppy & Dog Trainer: Force free positive reinforcement; Clicker training; Reactive/aggressive dog classes; Canine Good Citizen tests
CAPBT
COAPE
Wendy Wilson wendy@thinkingpets.com 083 336 1761 Langebaan DOGS
Behaviourist
TTOUCH
Jeanne Basson 072 212 8229 Stellenbosch DOGS
Behaviourist
TTOUCH
Sonia Patterson lucstride@mweb.co.za
www.lucstride.co.za
083 797 2195 Parow;
Bellville
DOGS
Behaviourist
Dr Aileen Pypers petsatplaywc@gmail.com 072 599 8737 Boland;
Northern Suburbs
DOGS; CATS
Veterinary Behaviourist
SAVC
Dr Varini Naidoo 021 790 4777 DOGS
Veterinary Behaviourist
SAVC
JP Smith jpsmith306@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/walkabout101
078 624 7311 Southern Suburbs;
South Peninsula
DOGS
Behaviourist; Trainer; Dog walker
COAPE
Megan Arendse megzarendse@gmail.com 072 379 1727 Southern Suburbs DOGS
Behaviourist; Nutritional advisor; Puppy trainer
Lee van der Westhuizen vestey@telkomsa.net 021 782 1766 Fish Hoek DOGS
Behaviourist
Nikki Aylen nikki@dnacomputers.co.za 021 683 0216
084 683 0216
DOGS
Behaviourist
Megan Hagglund gbear.puppy@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/BearNecessities
082 303 0391 Plumstead DOGS
Behaviourist
John Faul john@caninefeline.co.za
john.faul.animal.behaviourist@gmail.com
www.caninefeline.co.za
076 943 5014 DOGS; CATS
Behaviourist
ABC
Sone Benecke smokiebenecke@gmail.com 084 622 6109 Kraaifontein DOGS
Behaviourist
Malan du Toit malandutoit.co.za 083 458 9830 HORSES
Behaviourist
Alan Lockwood alan@allequinebehaviour
allequinebehaviour.co.za
072 594 3183 Western Cape HORSES
Behaviourist
Pepe & Gina Fernandes ginagdecastro@hotmail.co.uk 072 270 4388 5 Chardonnay Rd, Berg en Dale Estate, Hout Bay DOGS
Behaviour training; Private obedience; Tricks; Dog walking; Grooming
Mandy Gibson
PET POTENTIAL
mandy@petpotential.co.za
www.petpotential.co.za
079 877 7178 Edgemead;
Milnerton;
Northern Suburbs
DOGS; CATS
Behaviourist; Dog trainer; TTouch practitioner
TTOUCH
COAPE
Justine Johnson
PAWFECT FURS
pawfect.furs@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/Pawfect-Furs
079 237 7834 Southern Suburbs;
Northern Suburbs
DOGS; CATS
Behaviourist; Trainer for good bite inhibition; Confidence & social savvy for dogs, cats & people. Quick & reliable response to verbal cues to come, sit, lie down, stand & stay.
Mandy Gibson
PET POTENTIAL
mandy@petpotential.co.za
www.petpotential.co.za
079 877 7178 Northern Suburbs:Edgemead;
Monte Vista;
Milnerton
SAT AM
DOGS
Behaviour; TTouch; Puppy socialisation & training
COAPE
HILLS
Lynda Montignies
DOGZ AT HOME TRAINING CENTRE
dogzathome@telkomsa.net
www.dogzathome.co.za
www.facebook.com/Dogz-at-Home-
Training-Centre
084 870 1002
021 531 4866
Pinelands
SAT AM
DOGS
Behaviourist; Puppy classes; Training
COAPE
BCCS
Naomi Pretorius
PAWSANDLISTEN
pawsandlistenza@gmail.com 028 316 4561
083 226 3526
Hermanus;
Overstrand
HOME VISITS MON-SUN
DOGS
Dog Behaviourist; Animal Whisperer
SABCAP
Michelle Pieterse
FUREVER FABULOUS
fureverfabulous2015@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/fureverfabulous2015
072 984 0583 Northern Suburbs
HOME VISITS MON-FRI 09:00-16:00, SAT AM
DOGS
Grooming; Behaviour Advice; Clicker Training; all in the comfort of your home
Linda van der Poel linda@thinkingpets.com
www.facebook.com/LindavanderPoel
AnimalBehaviourist
073 665 0894 Southern Suburbs;
Northern Suburbs;
Atlantic Seaboard;
City Bowl
MON-SAT
DOGS; CATS
Behaviour consultations; Dog & puppy training
COAPE
THINKING PETS
Renee Wicks
PAWZITIVE DOG TRAINING
reneewicks777@gmail.com
www.pawzitivedogtraining.com
www.facebook.com/Pawzitive
082 831 0351 Durbanville DOGS
Behaviour consultations; Obedience training
Elizma van Deventer-Kleynhans
BETHANIE DIEREKLINIEK
elizma@betvet.co.za
www.facebook.com/elizma.vandeventer
kleynhans
083 407 8215 Stellenbosch DOGS
Canine Behaviour Specialist working with AWSS, Shelter-dog assistance, one-on-one obedience, mild aggression

RED FLAGS
Behaviourists should NOT...
  • offer a "success only" guarantee. This is not possible in animal behaviour, as with a doctor, psychologist or veterinarian.
  • be obviously & unreasonably against veterinarians or other professionals in the animal field.
  • offer extremely controversial dietary or health advice. Always get a second opinion or do some research of your own.
  • advise euthanasia of an animal under 6 months of age. A second opinion should always be sought for such a drastic decision.
  • offer to have an animal euthanased or re-homed himself/herself by taking it with him/her. The final decision & follow-through should always be taken by the animal's owner.
  • use methods that seem painful, cruel or frightening to your pet or you. This should be reported in writing to the appropriate professional organizations & possibly also to the SPCA.
  • discourage socializing for all puppies & kittens.
If you come across one or more of these red flags, it is worth seeking a second opinion or choosing another behaviourist.

Other South African & international links:

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR CONSULTANTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (ABC) www.animal-behaviour.org.za
SOUTH AFRICAN BOARD OF COMPANION ANIMAL PROFESSIONALS (SABCAP) www.sabcap.org.za
CENTRE OF APPLIED PET ETHOLOGY SA (COAPE SA) coapesa.com
www.facebook.com/COAPESA
COAPE ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED PET BEHAVIOURISTS & TRAINERS (CAPBT) www.capbt.org.za
THINKING PETS thinkingpets.com
TELLINGTON TOUCH SOUTH AFRICA (TTouch) www.ttouchsa.co.za
BRITISH COLLEGE OF CANINE STUDIES (BCCS) www.britishcollegeofcaninestudies.com
SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY COUNCIL (SAVC) www.savc.org.za
HAPPINESS IS BEHAVIOURIST DIRECTORY happinessis.co.za
THE DOG CLUB (Julie Bezuidenhout, Gauteng) www.thedogclub.co.za
PATRICK KAYE HORSE PSYCHOLOGIST (Gauteng) www.horseman.co.za
PROGRESSIVE DOG TRAINING CENTRE (Lesley de Klerk, Gauteng) www.pawsforpeople.co.za/training
EDUPET (Dr Sonntag, Gauteng) www.edupet.co.za
BEHAVIVET (Dr Hurly, Gauteng) www.behavivet.co.za
STOP THAT DOG (Amazon.com website) www.stopthatdog.com/training-behavior/

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