I am Clair Hickson, a highly qualified and experienced dog behaviourist.
I am an active committee member for CAPBT. I am a tutor in dog behaviour and canine and feline nutrition at COAPE. I also speak at seminars and conferences, particularly in the area of dog to dog aggression, clicker training and owner counselling. I have had several articles published in Dogs Monthly magazine. I grew up with, and loved dogs from an early age. It wasn’t until the mid 90’s that I was finally able to own my first dog, a rescue German Shepherd. Jake was scared of other dogs and also bit several people in his lifetime. I loved him with all my heart and he started my journey into dog behaviour as I learnt how to help him.
When I lost him from old age in 2004, I decided to channel my energy into learning about dog behaviour.
In 2009 I gave up my highly specialised career in nursing to start Talk to the Paw. My experience of nursing plays a role in all my dog related work as it has given me the skills of listening, counselling and empathising with my clients. Since those early days I have taught classes, workshops and seminars and have worked individually with hundreds of dogs to solve difficult behaviour. I am still learning all the time.
I currently have 3 dogs of my own, Ghillie is my German Shepherd and full of life. Scooby is from Spain and Poppy is our resident Jack Russell.