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For information on how we can help and for appointments

contact Ben McKechnie Canine Behaviour Consultant on

0770 8712 219

or Text Dean Hart  Animal Behaviourist on 0795 568 5865 

or telephone the Administration Office at

 The Dog Hut.Biz on on 01323 890041 

Canine Behaviour and Training Referrals

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Covid 19 Announcement

Following the latest Government announcement regarding Covid 19 and the requirement for a national lockdown, CBT Referrals may not be undertaking home visits. We will be operating as normal as possible, within strict guidelines from the 13th April.  

If you are experiencing difficulties or our distressed by elements of your pet's behaviour then please do call us, we are still here to help. Zoom appointments can be held support clients. PLEASE TEXT Ben on 0770 8712 219  or Dean on 07955685865 as we my be working with clients.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

TOP TIP: Check your pet insurance to see if you are covered by behaviour work on your policy before you speak to your vet about your pet's behaviour problem. Remember that insurance companies will not cover pre existing conditions and will only make payments on a claim from the date the condition was first recorded.

What is CBT Referrals? 
  • We are a small multi-disciplined team of professional individuals. Members of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and Master Trainers with the Guild of Dog Training and other professional bodies. We offer expert, caring, supportive and friendly services to owners and professionals.
  • We are committed to delivering the highest possible standards in client care and ongoing support.
  • Owners can be sure to receive empathy and understanding while being given clear, expert information and advice.

Who can benefit from CBT Referrals? 
  • Enquiries are very welcome from professionals within veterinary, professional dog training and dog grooming salons field and we fully support pet owners on veterinary referral.
  • In addition to excellent rehabilitation training and canine behaviour modification we can also offer nutritional guidance and diet sheets, acupuncture, massage, veterinary advice (only behaviour related) and behavioural pharmacology advice through our in house referral process.
  • We are also professional animal trainers and can provide support in force free training for a variety of species through our referral services. Just ask us how we can best help you!

For details of the services available and the costs involved, both in the UK and Sicily or through our referral services.

Courses & Workshops

on hold at present.

Dean Hart MCFBA runs workshops on Animal Training and Canine Behaviour.

Information about our multi-disciplined and supportive team.

Meet Dean Hart founder.

Short Q&A's on Behaviour Problems, Information and articles of interest to support small businesses.

This page is partly under construction. Articles are continually being updated. 

Voted Best Behaviour, Training and Grooming Business - East Sussex

Thank you to all our wonderful clients and their continued support. We are really proud to have been awarded 

The SME Southern ‚ÄčEnterprise Award 2020. 

To move successfully from nominee to winner, we have demonstrated evidence of extensive expertise and skills, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an    ongoing commitment to excellence, animal welfare and innovation. We are very proud and grateful for the ongoing support of our amazing clients. Chin chin!

CBT-Referrals at The Dog Hut.

Official Dr. Ian Dunbar Bite Scale

The purpose of a dog bite can be varied. CBT Referrals makes use of the official Ian Dunbar Bite Scale during their comprehensive assessment of an aggressive dog. Click on this link to download the official version.  Palm injury. Photograph Copyright CBT Referrals.