Lavinia Tan, PhD
Behaviourist / Trainer
I believe all dogs and people deserve to live full, happy lives, and everyone wants the best for their dog.
I make the most of my unique raft of skills and experience to foster connection and understanding between canines and humans, and teach the skills needed to successfully negotiate the world and all its challenges.
Individuality is celebrated here and I understand one size doesn't fit all.
My services are practical and flexible to suit your needs and lifestyle, so you and your dog are set up for success and the results you desire.
Hi! I'm Lavinia,
founder of Adaptive Behaviour
I have almost 20 years of education and work experience with animals (and people) in a range of areas, including psychology, zoology, animal care and training, learning and behaviour, scientific research, teaching, communication, and conflict resolution.
(More details about my experience and qualifications can be found here)
These skills, combined with my passion for people, animals and their welfare, mean I'm uniquely qualified to provide expert, effective, and empathetic behavioural support for humans and their pets.
Working with me, you (and your dog) will be:
challenged (in a good way!)
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
B.Sc. (Hons I)
IAABC Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant
CANZ Accredited Animal Behaviour Consultant
What Clients Say
I honestly cannot thank you enough for the patience and perseverance you have had with both of us. We both have learnt so much during our
sessions with you. I feel relieved that I have been able to
enjoy sharing wins with you and they have just kept increasing…
You have literally been a lifesaver. I was at my wits end before
finding you, so I can never thank you enough for getting me to a point
where I can finally enjoy my boy a lot more.
~ Jacqui and Poto
The experience, feelings and needs of you and your dog are important to me. I will give utmost consideration to your perspective, and will always proceed with kindness and care.
Understanding is critical in being able to provide effective support. I will always take the time to listen and learn about you and your dog, and make sure YOU understand what we are doing, before discussing next steps.
Honest and open communication is fundamental for good relationships and learning! I endeavour to be as clear and forthcoming as possible in all communication and always welcome ideas, questions and concerns.