UK Division

The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants believes that high-quality, science-based behavior modification for companion animals should be accessible to everyone, and we are dedicated to sharing our community and education as far and wide as possible. Our IAABC UK Division brings together trainers, behaviorists, shelter and rescue workers and volunteers, the veterinary community and academic researchers both in our online groups and at our yearly conference.

If you work in animal behavior, joining IAABC as a Certified or Associate Certified member demonstrates your commitment to excellence in your field.

All our consultants are bound by the IAABC Code of Ethics, which includes a commitment to using the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive effective intervention when working with animals and their human companions.

About the Division Co-Chair: Justine Harrison, CHBC

Justine Harrison, CHBC

Justine Harrison, CHBC

Division Co-Chair, UK Division

Justine has over 10 years' experience working as a horse behaviour consultant and more than 40 years' experience riding, competing, teaching and training. She has competed successfully in various disciplines including showing, showjumping and dressage.

Justine is an IAABC certified Horse Behaviour Consultant and an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. She is also the IAABC's UK Outreach Chair, a member of the Application Review Committee and a Mentor for the Animal Behaviour Consulting Principles & Practice course.

Justine is a guest lecturer at several UK universities. She writes regularly for a number of publications internationally and is the resident behaviour expert for Horse magazine in the UK. She also acts as an expert consultant in legal disputes and court cases involving equine behaviour.

About the Division Co-Chair: Tom Candy

Tom Candy

Tom Candy

Division Co-Chair, UK Division

Tom Candy is an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the animal behaviour and training council and a certified canine behaviour councilor with IAABC. A passion for animal welfare and training, lead Tom to undertake a BSc (Hons) in Bio-veterinary science and a MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln.

Having started volunteering in rescue at the age of 15, Tom has been involved in a variety of aspects of rescue including fundraising, home checking, transporting and general day to day activities.

Since graduating from Lincoln in 2015 Tom has been working as a Training and Behaviour advisor at Dogstrust Ilfracombe where he is responsible for overseeing the training and behaviour modification of up to 60 dogs at any one time. This role includes designing and implementing plans, as well as working with staff to ensure plans are being followed. Tom also oversees on assessment and rehoming of dogs during their time at the centre. Alongside his work at the centre Tom leads the Ilfracombe training team in providing post adoption support for all dogs rehomed by the centre giving him experience of dealing with a large number of breeds and behaviour problems.

Tom recently adopted a husky x collie from Ilfracombe so spends his spare time exploring the Devon countryside.

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