About Us

Talking Tails is based tin Doune, Stirlingshire, Scotland, and owned by Lydia Vaux BSc (Hons) and Clare Kerr RVN DipCABT . Our working relationship has developed since 2014 and we now specialise in dog training, behaviour and rehabilitation. At the heart of everything we do is an understanding of your pets individual needs and we strive to create a bespoke service tailored to your animal.

Together we are proud to have created a behaviour and training service which caters to all breeds and temperaments no matter what their issues may be.

Meet the trainers !

Clare Kerr RVN DipCAPBT

Clare is a qualified veterinary nurse and has been in practice for over 20 years. Throughout this time she has rescued multiple dogs with different challenging behaviours. This encouraged her to expand her knowledge and pursue a Diploma in companion animal behaviour with the internationally recognised Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE). As an ICAN Certified Animal Behaviourist Clare takes pride in working with emotionally reactive dogs to help them become happy and confident pets.

Lydia Vaux BSc (Hons) BCCSDip.FDAg

As a result of her Psychology degree Lydia has applied her knowledge on animal psychology and ethics to develop our training and behaviour service. As a certified Absolute Dogs Pro-dog Trainer Lydia uses training games and enrichment activities to bring out the best in the dogs she works with. Recent qualifications gained as an agility instructor allow us to now offer specialist agility training to our clients.

We are committed to continuous professional development to maintain the highest of standards in our work. We maintain an understanding of the latest scientific developments in the field of animal behaviour. Here is an overview of some courses we have recently completed:

Grisha Stewart the founder of B.A.T   – BAT 2.0

Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

Agility Coaching (BCCS)

Fear Free Veterinary Professional Certification Level 2

Tracey McLennan at Best Dog Learning – Muzzle Love & Stop Right There

As members of CAPBT, ICAN , Fear Free & Absolute Dogs we are committed to offering a kind and caring service to all our learners. Force free positive reinforcement is at the heart of our ethos. We strictly adhere to the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter. For more information on the Charter go to http://www.dogcharter.uk/

Rest assured that your pet is fully cared for as we are both qualified and experienced pet first aiders should the need arise.