• "Dudley is really enjoying the follow on classes, Laura is really helping him learn to be calm with other dogs." -Jillian

  • "Thank you so much for all your help and support with our crazy spaniels! The sniffer training is going well and we are going to continue the agility." -Fern

  • "Laura has shown Elsa nothing but patience and now she is able to concentrate a little better. I am pleased to say that there is a marked difference in her behaviour and her attitude." -Alex

  • "We cannot believe the transformation we saw in Frankie in just one session with Laura. Today we saw a happy dog, responding to recall and even coming to eat treats out of our hands; amazing progress!" -Cara

Welcome to Juvo Animal Behaviour

During the current COVID-19 lockdown, behaviour consultations are running via online platforms. Home visits, group classes and workshops are temporarily on hold until it is safe to run them.

We currently offer behaviour consultations via online platforms to help you understand and work through any challenges you may be facing with your dog’s behaviour.

Only kind, reward-based, force-free, and scientifically backed methods are used, and we pride ourselves on our supportive and compassionate approaches to both the dogs and people that we work with.

Please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

Please note: Juvo is only operating on a part-time basis at the moment. We endeavour to respond to enquiries within a few days, but if you need help urgently, please contact my colleagues below for assistance:

The University of Lincoln Animal Behaviour Clinic 01522 835475, animalbehaviour@lincoln.ac.uk, www.lincolnabc.co.uk

Emily Birch at Canine Consultancy 07817 786379, emilybirchcc@hotmail.com, www.canineconsultancy.org

Recent Activity

Behaviour Consultations

If you are experiencing challenging behaviours with your dog which are causing problems or concern, a behaviour consultation will investigate the cause behind the behaviours to understand the best way to help you move forwards appropriately.

Examples of these behaviours often include:

  • Separation related problems
  • Destructive behaviours
  • Noise sensitivities
  • Sensitivities, fears, anxieties
  • Guarding behaviours
  • Aggressive behaviour towards people or dogs
  • Problems relating to old age

Unfortunately there is no ‘one size fits all’ method for working through behavioural problems. Often, ‘quick fixes’ simply mask the behaviours rather than treating them which can cause further problems to develop in the process. The original behaviours can then return later on and become more difficult to work through.

Once you have been in touch with us, we will send you a questionnaire to complete and will request that you contact your vet to authorise your dog’s medical history to be emailed to us so we have a full picture of your dog’s life to work with.

  • Your consultation will last for 1.5 - 2 hours to gather necessary information, and ideally observe your dog in order to build your treatment plan. The initial steps will be discussed during the consultation
  • You will then be provided with a written version of your plan
  • Follow-up sessions will support you as you implement and progress through the treatment strategies, with additional correspondence in between to answer any queries you may have as they arise

Please get in touch to enquire further or to make your booking.

Private Training

Private training sessions can be arranged to suit your needs, and can cover specific topics such as:

  • Preparing for a new puppy or adult dog
  • Preparing for a new rescue dog
  • Introducing a new dog to your existing pets
  • Appropriate socialisation
  • Puppy toilet training
  • Training specific behaviours
  • Jumping up
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Coming when called
  • Teaching general manners

Please get in touch for more information or if you would like to book a session.

*IMPORTANT NOTE - Please see the Behaviour Consultations page if your dog is presenting problematic behaviours such as those listed on that page, as a full consultation will be needed to work through those problems*

Group Activities & Classes

During the current COVID-19 lockdown group classes and workshops are temporarily on hold until it is safe to run them.

Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for updates.

About Juvo

Laura Adkins BSc (Hons) MSc (CAB)
Clinical Animal Behaviourist & Trainer

Juvo Animal Behaviour began in Lincolnshire in 2015 after Laura achieved her Honours degree in Animal Behaviour Science and her Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Both degrees were from the University of Lincoln, taught by Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch, two of the country’s leading veterinary behaviourists.

Laura has worked and volunteered with animals for over 10 years through behaviour sessions, training classes, veterinary surgeries, rescue centres, and an assistance dog charity. If there was ever an opportunity to gain some experience, she was there!

Currently, Laura lives in Lincoln with her partner, her one year old son, and her mixed breed elderly rescue dog Rue. Shortly after adopting Rue it was clear that he had some challenging behaviours which led Laura to fully experience the world of reactive dogs which has become a particular area of interest and has inspired some of the services that are available.

Whilst having academic qualifications and a range of experience, education is never ending so she regularly attends workshops, seminars and conferences to keep up to date with the current scientific research in the area. In addition to these, Laura became an accredited Canine Hoopers UK instructor in 2018, and has also achieved her Level 2 qualification in British Sign Language.

Laura promotes kind, force-free, science-based approaches and believes that the key to helping an animal overcome a problem, or learn a new skill is to understand them and their owners as individuals, and build a trusting relationship between them.