Rosie Bescoby BSc (Hons), PG Dip CABC


Rosie is a fully qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist with a degree in Zoology & Psychology from the University of Bristol & a Post-Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (No. 1006), and registered as both a Clinical Animal Behaviourist & as an Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (the regulatory body that represents trainers & behaviourists to both the public & to legislative bodies). She is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild (an organisation representing individuals who train using force-free methods).

Rosie has benefitted from working with some of the world’s most respected Clinical Animal Behaviourists & continues to attend seminars/conferences & practical handling workshops to continually develop & expand her skill set (click here for a full list of all completed Continuing Professional Development courses).

Over 20 veterinary practices in & around Bristol and North Somerset refer to Rosie as their preferred behaviourist. She has an excellent relationship with co-professionals, including other force-free trainers & behaviourists in the area who form a support network for pet owners using up-to-date methods. In addition to working on an individual basis with clients, Rosie also:

  • Has previously taught undergraduate veterinary students at a leading UK university
  • Marks undergraduate degree-level coursework and APBC applications
  • Assesses dogs prior to child adoption or fostering
  • Provides Expert Witness assessments for legal cases
  • Regularly contributes to magazines such as Your Cat magazine, Petplan magazine and Companion Animal scientific journal
  • Works for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary as their behavioural advisor, working hands-on with the animals and conducting staff training
  • Conducts staff training for veterinary practices, including educating on low-stress handling techniques and training for puppy ‘parties’
    • Spends time with her family – two boys, Jack aged 5, and Charlie aged 2; her husband, Sam, an equine veterinary surgeon; three dogs Freddie, Spice and recently acquired rescue HollyDog; 2 cats Holly & Fearne and 4 chickens.

Rosie Bescoby BSc (Hons), PG Dip CABC