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Animal behaviourist helps owners with Pets Behaving Badly

Monday, 08 October 2012 11:10

Melbourne based animal behaviourist, Kate Mornement, helps pet owners with feisty felines, disobedient dogs and belligerent birds through her consulting business (appropriately named) Pets Behaving Badly. “The most common behaviour problems I see are separation anxiety in dogs, inappropriate toileting in cats and aggression in pet parrots.”

Behaviour problems can be complex and many pet owners feel helpless because they don’t know how to resolve the issue or they don’t realise that professional help is available. “Most behaviour problems can be modified, it’s just a matter of helping pet owners understand the science of behaviour and what motivates animals to behave in particular ways.” Some behaviour problems can become quite severe, causing stress to owners and resulting in a breakdown of the human-animal bond. “Teaching people how to get the best behaviour from their furry (or feathered) friend is so rewarding.”

Kate has a Bachelor of Science, with first class honours in zoology, and has almost completed a PhD, in canine behaviour, at Monash University. She regularly travels overseas to gain practical experience training a variety of animals. “Recently I’ve travelled to the USA for workshops with world famous bird and marine mammal trainers. I trained several macaws, an African raven, trumpeter hornbill and an Amazon parrot. It was incredible!”

Besides consulting, Kate also holds animal behaviour and training seminars and workshops for pet owners and people who work professionally with animals. “My passion is educating people how to effectively and humanely train their animals using science-based methods and promoting human-animal relationships based on trust and mutual respect.” For more information visit:


Contact: Kate Mornement
Phone: 0438 569 610
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