Welcome to HDC Behaviour

HDC Behaviour, run by experienced animal behaviour consultant Susan Gammage, provides a compassionate, scientific-based service to help owners who have problems with horse behaviour, dog behaviour or cat behaviour.
Consultations involve providing information of horse, dog or cat behaviour to clients so they can gain knowledge of their companion animal’s behaviour, and gain an understanding of the problem that is causing concern for both the owner and animal.
Knowledge of your horse, dog, or cat’s normal behaviour will help with understanding behaviour problems and why they might arise.
An individual Behaviour Modification Programme is discussed with each owner to help them resolve their horse, dog, cat’s behaviour problem with the assistance of a qualified behaviourist.



Having studied with the Natural Animal Centre for 7 years, Susan has gained qualifications in Equine Behaviour, Canine Behaviour and Feline Behaviour and follows the Natural Animal Centre ethics of using positive reinforcement in behaviour modification programmes, and in training programmes.
Susan has completed level 1 and 2 of the COAPE Higher Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour.
Is a committee member of CAPBT.
Susan is a Certified Member of the IAABC, International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants.
Susan is an Accredited Behaviourist with the ABTC, Animal Behaviour and Training Council.
Also completing courses on Biology, Psychology Biology with the Open University to increase and broaden her knowledge base.

CPD events:

19/11/17Dog ProfessionalsUnderstand Animals
11/11/17Expert WhitenessLearning About Animals
4/11/17PsychopharmacologyLincoln University
28/10/17Aggression in DogsUnderstand Animals
30/09/17Equine Behaviour ForumEquine Behaviour Forum
22/06/17Dog Bite PreventionVictoria Stillwell
20/05/17Reactivity In The Real WorldUnderstand Animals
08/04/17Reactive DogUnderstand Animals
27-28/01/2017 Animal Events UK 
21/01/17Consultation SkillsLearning About Animals
05/11/16Why You Can’t Just Train Good BehaviourHelen Zulch
23/04/16CAPBT ConferenceCAPBT
12/03/16Cat DayAPBC
20/06/16Small Furry AnimalsLearning About Animals