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Elevating Canine Care Through Collaboration with ICB Certified Canine Behaviourists

At International Canine Behaviourists (ICB), we understand the pivotal role veterinarians play in the overall health and wellbeing of dogs. Our certified canine behaviourists (CAB-ICB) are committed to working alongside veterinary professionals to complement and enhance the care you provide. Through referrals to ICB certified behaviourists, we can together address the behavioural aspects of canine health, ensuring a holistic approach to every dog's wellbeing.

Why Refer to ICB Certified Canine Behaviourists?

Integrated Care

Behavioural health is intrinsically linked to physical health. By referring clients to ICB certified behaviourists, you ensure a comprehensive care plan that addresses all aspects of a dog's wellbeing, from medical conditions influenced by behaviour (such as stress-related disorders) to behavioural issues stemming from physical ailments.

Professional Support

ICB certified behaviourists are trained to work closely with veterinarians, providing feedback and updates on the dog's progress. This collaborative approach ensures continuity of care and strengthens the support network available to your clients and their dogs.

Confidence in Quality

As a founding member of the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter, our behaviourists are held to the highest standards of professional conduct and are required to adhere to evidence-based practices. Referring to an ICB certified behaviourist means you’re directing your clients to professionals committed to ethical, effective, and humane behavioural management and modification.

How Referral Works

Step 1: Identify the Need for Behavioural Support
Whether it’s a routine check-up or a specific concern raised by a dog guardian, identifying the need for behavioural intervention is the first step. Common signs include anxiety, aggression, excessive barking, house soiling, and more.

Step 2: Make a Referral
Find an ICB-certified behaviourist here. Alternatively, contact us with the details of the case, and we will match your client with a behaviourist who best suits their needs. 


Step 3: Collaborative Care
Once a referral is made, the assigned behaviourist will work closely with you, providing updates on the dog's progress and adjusting behavioural interventions in tandem with any medical treatment you're providing.

Benefits for Your Practice

Enhanced Service Offering

Offering a referral to an ICB-certified canine behaviourist adds value to your practice, showcasing your commitment to a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.


Client Satisfaction

Clients appreciate a comprehensive care plan that addresses all their dog’s needs. By facilitating access to behavioural experts, you enhance client satisfaction and loyalty.


Professional Development

Collaborating with behaviourists opens opportunities for professional development, including joint webinars, workshops, and shared learning experiences.

Get in Touch

For more information on referring to ICB certified behaviourists, please contact us.

Together, we can ensure that dogs receive the comprehensive, integrated care they deserve.

As part of the clinical behaviour board, I engage in regular dialogues with other professionals to discuss advancements and challenges in animal behaviour. These discussions have reinforced my belief in the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to animal care. Working alongside ICB-certified behaviourists, we have created a seamless continuum of care that extends beyond the consultation room. This collaboration has not only enhanced our treatment plans but has also fostered a greater sense of trust between veterinarians, behaviourists, and pet owners.


Moreover, our partnership has bridged the gap between behavioural and medical care, ensuring that pets receive the prompt, comprehensive attention they need. The behaviourists’ ability to recognize when a veterinary assessment is necessary, coupled with their confidence in our shared commitment to referral and follow-up, has been invaluable.

Marie, Best Friends Vet Group

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