Behaviour and Welfare Consultancy

Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust' staff member pictured with some of the stray dogs they care for

Ali is incredibly passionate about providing education on dog behaviour and welfare, with the ultimate aim of enhancing the well-being of dogs across the world. Ali's unwavering motivation is evident in the production of work that consistently meets high standards, embracing both small and large scale projects.

Expertise offered:

  • Project for charities both in the UK and abroad (research, education, participation)
  • Veterinary continual professional development (CPD)
  • Development of dog behaviour/welfare curriculums for use in educational settings
  • Expert advice for publications, the media and press
  • Research/writing support
  • Organisation of events in the behaviour and welfare sector

Picture: 'The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust' -   An incredible charity Ali is currently supporting on several projects.

Current/Recent projects include:

  • Developing a years curriculum for schools in The Gambia to help improve their understanding of dog behaviour. The project aims to help change the attitudes and behaviour of children towards dogs, to improve the welfare of dogs and to reduce the risk of dog-mediated rabies.
  • Writing a children’s book to improve understanding of canine body language.
  • Implementing a project in The Gambia to train a display team of Gambians and their dogs. The project aims to promote positive reward based methods and to improve the welfare of dogs.
  • Participating in an interview with BBC Radio Wiltshire on helping dogs to cope during the Pandemic.
  • Writing a free booklet to support dog owners during the Pandemic which was shared on social media, to clients and referring veterinary practices.
  • Participating in an interview with BBC Radio Wiltshire on how to cope with dog reactive dogs.
  • Developing a series of behavioural handouts for a charity run veterinary organisation.
  • Researching appropriate resources on the internet for puppy owners
  • Serving as a member of an Expert Panel for a research paper:- Salgirli Demirbas, H. Ozturk, B. Emre, M. Kockaya,T. Ozvardar& A. Scott (2016). Adults Ability to Interpret Canine Body Language during a Dog–Child Interaction