dog socialisation, dog behaviour, dog training, Devon, dog courses, behaviourist, dog training courses in Devon, puppy training

About Ruth Owen BA (Hons)

Devon Dog Behaviour was founded by Ruth Owen to utilise her skills as a behaviour practitioner and a dog trainer. It's aim is the improvement of owners' understanding of their dogs, so that behaviour problems can be at best avoided, or at least diminished. Owners can then enjoy a balanced and rewarding relationship with their dogs. Devon Dog Behaviour is based in South Devon and covers the South West of England, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.

Ruth has completed a BA (Hons) in Dog Behaviour and Training with The Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training – CIDBT, in affiliation with Middlesex University - (the only degree course of its kind that combines hands on skills with academic achievement). As a full member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association - CFBA, Ruth is recognised by most pet insurance providers. She is also a member of The Guild of Dog Trainers.

Ruth has been the resident behaviour practitioner for a local animal shelter and sees private clients for behaviour consultations and one to one training from home. It is her belief that enlightened and consistent training is the underpinning of any successful human/canine relationship. Whilst there are no TV edited quick fix solutions in real life, with understanding and effort, even the most severe problems can be modified to manageable levels over time. Her commitment is to helping you enjoy your life with your dog by learning what is, and is not appropriate in their lives.

Ruth also uses her many years of experience in assessing dogs by serving as an expert witness for the courts in her local area.