About me

It can be hard knowing how to choose a dog trainer or behaviourist. For problem dogs, as with problem people, there is no one size fits all solution. To do the job properly a good dog trainer and behaviourist must have extensive practical experience as well as in-depth knowledge of the science of canine behaviour.

Leonie St Clair, London Dogs Training
Dog trainer, Leonie St Clair
Leonie giving dog training advice at Discover Dogs

  • I am qualified in the industry-recognised ADipCBM (Distinction) and take the time and care to update my knowledge base and stay abreast of the latest science and practical techniques involved in dog training, behaviour and welfare.
  • I am a Full Member and Board Member of The Canine Behaviour Training Society (formerly the UK Registry Canine Behaviourists) , which along with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and Association of Pet Dog Trainers, is regulated by the The Animal Behaviour Training Council .
  • I am registered with the Animal Behaviour Training Council as an Accredited Animal Behaviourist.
  • I am a qualified ABTC Assessor and currently ABTC Representative for my professional organisation.
  • I run my own dog behaviour and training consultancy working with dogs and their owners throughout London and the South East.
  • I regularly work on referral from local veterinary practices, including  The Neighbourhood Vet in East Dulwich.
  • I used to run weekly dog and puppy training classes at South Eastern Dog Training Society. I retired from this when the club moved to Purley. I now do some one to one training.
  • I have been involved in owning and training dogs for most of my life and have shown my own dogs, participating in many championship events including Crufts.
  • I have written for dog magazines  including a regular pet advice column at SE Magazines and Around Dulwich
  • I have been a breed adviser at one of the top events in the canine calendar, Discover Dogs as run by the Kennel Club
  • It is vital to understand different breeds and their traits and over the years I have worked with a wide variety of breeds and types of dog, including rescue dogs, some with very serious behaviour problems.