Dog Only Knows Behaviour and Training with June Pennell
Dog Only Knows Behaviour and Trainingwith June Pennell

My certifications and qualifications

As an ICAN & INTODogs Certified Canine Behaviourist and Certified Animal Trainer, I only work using holistic, positive, rewards-based methods. I specialise in building confidence in anxious and fearful dogs and raising emotionally well-adjusted, happy puppies. 


I work closely with local vets, canine therapists and nutrition specialists. 


As co-founder of u-TICC together my colleague and I have devised programmes for breeders, puppy trainers and dog owners/guardians, all designed to prevent many of the common behavioural issues canine behaviourists see every day.  


As a holder of the Ofqual regulated Award in Education and Training, I am qualified to teach, train, coach and tutor in Sixth Form colleges, Universities, Adult Education Centres, prisons, charities and, of course, for u-TICC and other online schools.  


I am the former co-owner, Director and Principal of the International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd training the canine behaviourists of the future. I am immensely proud to have been involved in the education of many of today's canine behaviourist around the world.


My ethos  


To live with a dog that is enjoying life, happy to cooperate with us and has learned basic good manners is what most pet parents dream of having in their lives. Unfortunately, many dogs have not had a great start in life, and for one reason or another they find it hard to socialise with strangers or other dogs, have become scared of everyday objects, situations and, sadly, some have suffered a trauma.  Understanding how a dog's behaviour is affected by the events in their past, and the demands of their current lifestyle, is a major step towards helping them become the happy dog of your (and their) dreams. 


For some dogs, the reality is that they just find it hard to understand what their owners require of them, and this can cause confusion, stress and frustration and not just you, but in your dog too!  Improving how you communicate with each other can be quite a simple thing to do once you know how!  


Before we meet, I will send you a questionnaire about your dog and I may also ask you to see your vet to rule out any medical reasons for sudden changes in behaviour.  If you would like to discuss the issues you have with your dog in complete confidence and without judgement, please email me, or use my Contact Form.


Together we can decide if you and your dog would benefit from an in-depth consultation and a bespoke behaviour modification plan or just a short visit to put you on the right track.   I am based on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border and cover Andover, Amesbury, Salisbury, Stockbridge, Winchester, and the surrounding villages. 


It is a sad fact that in the UK at the moment anyone can call themselves a dog behaviourist and trainer so I would highly recommend that you only approach someone who is trained to offer you advice.


June Pennell ISCP.Dip. Canine.Prac., ISCP.Dip.Canine.Nutrition, PPG.


Lecturer & Educator and Course Provider - Ofqual L3 Award in Education & Training.


Published writer - Your Dog Magazine, Edition Dog Magazine, Barks Magazine (PPG) and a number of rescue organisations in-house magazines.


Founder Dog Only Knows Behaviour & Training.


Co-founder u-TICC (You Teach Intelligent Canine Companions) providing education to breeders, trainers and owners.


Former co-owner, Director, Principle & Tutor of The International School of Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd.



  • Fearful or nervous behaviour
  • Separation related distress - how to build time away from your dog without them getting upset
  • Sensitivity to noise - fireworks, army range explosions, traffic, neighbours moving around
  • Introducing a new pet into the household
  • Guarding precious resources - food, space, you, not giving up toys or stolen items
  • Nutritional information
  • Dog to dog reactivity - barking and lunging at other dogs
  • Dog to people 'reactivity' - barking and lunging at people
  • Travelling in the car issues


  • Pulling on a lead
  • Excessive barking
  • Recall issues - running off and not listening to you
  • Husbandry tasks - trouble administering ear drops, eye drops, tablets or with grooming and nail trimming
  • Fun tricks you can both enjoy 
  • Life skills training
  • Safe introductions to other dogs
  • Building focus and calmness
  • Using play as a part of learning
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Help settling a new rescue
  • Older dogs who have had no prior training - rescues and lockdown puppies 


  • Bespoke new puppy training plan (ahead of attending puppy training classes or puppy parties)
  • Socialisation and Habituation programme - introducing your puppy to everything they need to be comfortable with in future before 12 weeks of age
  • Building confidence through training and play
  • Appropriate play and safe exercise
  • Nutritional information
  • Preventing inappropriate chewing
  • Puppy biting
  • Making husbandry tasks easier for the future 
  • Preparing to be left alone
  • Travelling in the car

My exciting new venture

I am delighted to announce that I am a co-founder of u-TICC which specialises in providing teaching programmes for canine professionals, puppy breeders, enthusiasts, and pet parents. Our programmes focus on helping you make the absolute most of what your puppies can be; helping them achieve their full potential and become happy, fulfilled and emotionally mature adult dogs.  


We aim to promote the feeling of connection between you and your puppies, to show them that people can be trusted to take care of them and understand that their relationships with people are the source of lifelong fun and joy.  


Check out the programmes and courses available on our website and please feel free to enrol on our FREE short course for dog owners called u-TICC Essential Skills 123.  There are courses for breeders, trainers and owners.

At a glance:


  • Diploma (L5) in Canine Psychology & Behaviour. 
  • Diploma (L5) in Canine Nutrition
  • Diploma (L4) in Canine Aggression
  • Award in Education & Training (Ofqual L3).
  • Certificates in Body Language and Bereavement Counselling (also Tutor of this course).  


  • INTO Dogs Certified Canine Behaviourist & Certified Canine Trainer (CCB & CCT). 
  • ICAN Certified Animal Behaviourist & Certified Animal Trainer (CAB & CAT).

Professional Memberships:


Professional Appointments:

  • Approved Trainer with Veterans with Dogs working with veterans and service dogs.
  • Published writer Your Dog Magazine, Edition Dog Magazine, Barks Magazine (PPG) and numerous rescue organisations' in-house magazines.


I continue to keep my skills and training up to date with dozens of hours of CPD a year. 

Areas covered:

I cover mainly the Andover, Amesbury, Salisbury, Stockbridge, Winchester area as I am based near the Wiltshire / Hampshire Border. Please contact me if in doubt.

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