Robyn Atkinson Animal Training & Behaviour
Professional - Qualified - Experienced
Training & behaviour services in Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties
Robyn has been working with animals since 2007, where she began her career at a local dog rescue. In 2012, Robyn graduated from Bristol University with an honours degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. After graduating, Robyn has worked for the RSPCA and Blue Cross, caring for, rehabilitating and rehoming rescue animals. It was in 2016 that Robyn took the plunge and started her own business. Now Robyn offers training and behavioural help to the dogs and cats of Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties.
Robyn is committed to continuing her professional development through attending many training and behaviour conferences, workshops and seminars each year.
Robyn strongly believes that the animal training and behaviour industry should be regulated. It is a great concern that anyone can call themselves a trainer or behaviourist with no qualifications of recognition from professional bodies. Robyn is registered as an Animal Training Instructor with The Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC). Robyn is a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), a candidate member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC) and has gained pre-certification and is working towards gaining independent accreditation as a clinical animal behaviourist (CCAB) by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). Not only does this demonstrate Robyn's commitment to achieving the highest standards in the animal training and behaviour industry, it also means that Robyn follows the working guidelines as stated by the ABTC, APBC and FABC.
Robyn believes that all training should be enjoyable for you and your pet. Learning is most effective when those involved feel happy and safe. Robyn can assist you to help your pet learn better ways of behaving as well as building a more harmonious relationship between you and your pet.
Here's to happy pets and their people!
My family and I took our puppy Summer to puppy school with Robyn and found the course to be excellent. Robyn has a natural and very calm manner (needed with all puppies and anxious owners together in one room).
She quickly put us at ease and gave us the confidence we needed with Summer.
I would thoroughly recommend Robyn and the puppy school course, she is very experienced with dogs.
- Michelle Perry
Robyn was so fantastic with our cockapoo who has developed some behavioural problems recently. She has an incredibly calming manor and listened intently to everything we had to say and was wonderful with our pup. Being able to understand more about what is going on and causing the behavioural issues has been a godsend and we now have lots of practical advice on what to do make our dog as happy as possible.
We were feeling at a loss before we met Robyn so I just wanted to say thank you and highly recommend her to anyone else going through issues with their dog
- Daisy Roberts
My Mum rehomed a little terrier cross last year as she so wanted a companion pet. Buddy was quite a handful initially as Mum is not as young as she used to be and he had had little or no training and was quite under-socialised. Following a recommendation we got in touch with Robyn and she has really helped Mum turn things around, meaning that she now has a much happier, settled and well behaved dog. One of the main issues was that Buddy was quite reactive with other dogs (he was very fearful) but, using kind, positive encouragement techniques Robyn worked wonders, not only with Buddy but she also encouraged Mum, giving her the confidence that she could carry on the work between visits and it has really paid off. Buddy is currently training for his Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award - fingers crossed!!!
A huge thank you to Robyn for helping us uncover a better Buddy!
- Marion Smith
We have worked with Robyn with our working cocker, first as a young puppy and also as an older pup. Robyn taught us loads that we didn’t know, especially about socialising dogs. Later, we had a 1:1 with her for an obedience issue we wanted to iron out. Every time we have seen Robyn, she has been so knowledgable and professional whilst teaching obedience which is reward based, which is what we wanted.
I’d recommend her to anyone!
- Neil Richards
Robyn's expertise puts puppies and their owners at ease. Our puppy Sandy thoroughly enjoyed every class and we learnt an awful lot would recommend to anyone.
Thank you Robyn.
- Jane Meadows