IAABC UK & Ireland

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. IAABC UK & Ireland bring together trainers, behaviorists, shelter and rescue workers and volunteers, the veterinary community, and academic researchers.

If you work in animal behavior, joining IAABC as a Certified or Accredited 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.

Regional Liaisons

Justine Harrison, CHBC

Justine Harrison CHBC

Regional Liaison, UK & Ireland

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 and a member of the Application Review Committee.

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.


Josanne Dodd CDBC

Regional Liaison, UK & Ireland

Based in Co. Limerick in Ireland, Josanne is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant (CDBC), Professional Member of APDTI (APDTIre035) and is owner of JD Canine Confidence. Josanne primarily works with clients in their own homes helping with behavioural and training issues. She also currently teaches the QQI level 6 minor award Practical Dog Training course in Creedon’s College in Cork.

Josanne started this journey over 12 years ago after many years working in the corporate and logistics sector. She decided to step into the professional arena after many years rescuing and owning dogs, going on to complete an Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour and the IAABC’s intensive Animal Behaviour Consulting: Principles & Practice course.

She is a passionate believer in supporting work to regulate the training industry using science led and compassionate methods that promotes the welfare of the animals she works with.

Outside of work in the dog world, she enjoys exploring the Irish countryside. She lives with her husband, two children, four dogs, five cats, a variety of chickens and a very noisy cockerel!

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