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About Us

On veterinary referral, Second Nature Behaviour helps pets and their owners better understand each other, using reward- and evidence-based techniques. We provide expert advice and support with behaviour problems such as: aggression, phobias, overexcitability, compulsive disorders, age-related conditions and inappropriate elimination, destruction or vocalisations.

We counsel for dogs, cats and birds in and around the Midlands, primarily through home visits and behaviour clinics. Each individual and their family is provided with tailored support specific to their issues and circumstances. We are here to listen and work with you to find a kind, realistic solution. Having attained exceptional academic qualifications and extensive practical experience, Second Nature Behaviour is fully insured and committed to the highest ethical standards set by the profession.  

Second Nature Behaviour is run by Dr. Zoe Demery. She is passionate about developing the next generation of clinical animal behaviourists.  So she mentors pet behaviour students working towards their Certificates in Clinical Animal Behaviour, independently accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.  This allows them to eventually become full members of trade bodies, such as the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians, thereby allowing registration with the overarching regulatory body, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.

Our behaviourists will travel to see cases approximately 1½ hours' drive from Birmingham. This includes the West Midlands, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.


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