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Karen Lyford is a qualified dog behaviourist available in and around the Aldershot area. Get in touch for support today!

About The Dog Behaviourist

Qualified dog behaviourist available in Guildford, Aldershot, Camberley, Woking and the surrounding areas. Karen is a qualified professional Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor specialising in dogs. She has undergone extensive assessment, of educational, experiential, training and ethical standards to achieved the recognised accreditation.

She is a Champion of non-cruelty methods in dog behaviour modification & training, using science lead non- punitive methods. She has over 26 years experience in working with dogs, a distinction in Advanced Animal Behaviour AdVAB, a foundation degree level ADipCBM, with a distinction in Canine Behaviour Management, a Bsc degree level GdipABM in Animal Behaviour Management, AET tutor qualification and various instructor and Behaviourist certificates.

There are many untrained people setting themselves up as a behaviourist. She is a coveted registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Trainer with ABTC TCBTS and APBC. Registered practitioners have attained the recognised level of criteria, to the high level of the industry standard.The ABTC along with registered practitioner organisations, nationally sets the high standards of professionalism, promoting excellence with humane methods for long term results.

She keeps up to date with industry science and developments, with continuing professional development. Karen is active in promoting knowledge and understanding of animal behaviour. She writes articles for the parish magazine, has done local talks on dog behaviour/training and has undertaken a scientific study on the dog owner bond.

Help With Dog Behaviour Problems

Dog behaviour modification requires a thorough understanding of behaviour. I work from veterinary referral so underlying medical aspects are diagnosed. Quite different from obedience training, dog behaviour modification is far more thorough and specific.

A clinical animal behaviourist can help you to address a variety of dog behaviour problems. We guide you to modify undesirable, unwanted, inappropriate, or potentially dangerous behaviour.


Interested in booking a consultation with a qualified and experienced dog behaviourist in and around the Guildford area? We provide services for dog behaviour problems all across Surrey, North Hamphire and South Berkshire. For more information feel free to get in touch today:

Canine Whispers offers dog behaviour consultation services in Alton, Hook, Haslemere, Godalming, Camberley, Cranleigh and many other locations. We can also arrange for a virtual consultation. You can go to our booking form to provide more information for a fast response or call us today, together we can make a difference.

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  • You've helped so much! thank you Karen.


    Vicky Alton
  • You have put so much effort and help into this for me and I am so grateful.


    D Pyford
  • Thanks again for all your help and advice you're amazing!


    Debbie Bow - Byfleet
  • Both most impressed, you've helped us a lot!


    Jill & Hans - Haslemere
  • You have certainly given D and I hope that our dog can be the dog we have always wanted him to be. Kindest regards


    S & D - Rake
  • Just to say a huge thank you for your help with Roo! We now have a very well behaved dog!


    Olivia - Godalming
  • We cannot thank you enough for all your advice and support. We now have a much greater understanding of what is causing H's behaviour and how to deal with it, and as a result we have a happier and more relaxed dog. Thank you


    Anna - Camberley