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Animal Behaviour Australia can help you with your pet's behaviour or to prevent behavioural issues from emerging in the future. 


Animal Behaviourists know how animals think.  Some people call us Pet Whisperers. We are trained Animal Psychologists who understand how animals, think, feel and act the way they do. We know how to solve problem behaviours and can also prevent problems from ever taking hold. The result is happier pets, happier owners and better communication between the two!

We empower YOU to overcome the problems you're having and build a happier relationship with your pet!

Services are available Australia wide - no matter where you live.

Our mission:  

Happy people, wagging tails!

Our Services Are Available Australia Wide 

No Matter Where You Live

What Do We DO?



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We help people to understand their pet and solve and prevent behaviour problems. 

We offer a service where you meet a Pet Psychologist one-on-one in your own home, at a time convenient for you no matter where you live in Australia. In just 90 minutes, we will assess your pet and your unique situation via video-call. We can see first hand how your pet acts, without them knowing that they are being assessed, which enables us to design a tailor made plan for you to solve and prevent problem behaviours.

About Animal Behaviour Australia





We help people to understand their pet and how to solve or prevent behaviour problems often in just one hour.

As a trained Animal Behaviourist we've worked with 100’s and 100’s of pet owners across the UK, Australia and worldwide. Like Dr. Harry, I am a trained professional.

Animal Behaviour Australia has been developed to drive a mission: To change the way that people ‘talk’ to their pet.

Pet owners in Australia face three main issues when it comes to dealing with negative pet behaviour in their pet:

  1. Lack understanding: Most people don’t understand the root cause behind their pet’s negative behaviour.

  2. Lack direction: They lack a proven humane method of fixing problems.

  3. Give up or look in the wrong places: They either put up with problems unnecessarily or give up on their pet. They may try to fix problems by wasting money and time on so-called gurus or expensive dog training.

Because of this Animal Behaviour Australia has developed and built an online consultation service and training platform accessible right across Australia to teach you to understand and communicate with your pet.



  1. Provide the understanding: We teach you why your pet does what it does and how to talk to them – we bridge the communication barrier.

  2. Provide direction: We spend time with you and your pet and show you how to overcome annoying behaviours.

  3. Provide qualified help in solving problems: As qualified Animal Behaviourists we help you to understand the root cause and then how to solve, fix and prevent behaviour problems.

We know you love your pet but sometimes they are a little misunderstood so we teach you with a proven online program to enable you to get back on track or to prevent problems before they arise.


Opportunity: Learn the strategies required to enable you to shape the behaviour of  your specific pet!


We are offering you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a qualified Pet Psychologist in your own home, at a time convenient to you, no matter where you live in Australia. We will assess your pet and your unique situation via video-call. This means we can assess your pets true behaviour as they do not not that we are watching them. This proven method allows us to get to the bottom of the root cause quickly, enabling us to design a tailor made solution and plan for you to work from.

My Story


Dionna Newton, Animal Psychologist, and founder of Animal Behaviour Australia explains her story of how she came to create Animal Behaviour Australia.



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My name is Dionna, I am a Pet Psychologist. I help people to understand their pet and to solve and prevent behaviour problems.

About Me

I am an experienced and qualified Animal Behaviourist.

As an Animal Behaviourist I am not a dog trainer or a vet. I am an animal psychologist. My value is that I look at what is motivating and driving your pet to perform the behaviour it is and then advise how to re-direct unwanted behaviour to an alternative suitable behaviour which is acceptable to both you and your pet. I work with Pet Owners to find solutions to their pet's behavioural problems, but I also provide preventative consultations to enable owners to avoid problem behaviour from the start. More on both of these are covered within our services here


I am originally from the UK and have a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree. My Honours project focused on animal behaviour. I started some training ​in Animal Psychology at university and then trained specifically on Pet Animal Psychology through the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) – a training college which specifically teaches Pet Animal Behaviour. 

I use EMRA™ which is a practical, easy to use, yet powerful approach that assists me in identifying key emotional aspects of a problem behaviour and the factors reinforcing it, and defines how best to approach precise treatment.
I can design a Behaviour Modification Plan (BMP): a written report which details the nature of the problem and specifies instructions on how to help resolve them.  BMPs are tailor-made to each case and are designed with the owner to ensure it is practical and achievable.

No matter how big or small the problem, there is a solution for it.


Book an appointment today and start building a happy relationship with your pet!  

Click on My Passion and My Story below to see my journey and why I created Animal Behaviour Australia.....

My Passion



Dionna Newton, Animal Psychologist, explains why she is so passionate about helping animals and why she had to make it her mission in life to create Animal Behaviour Australia!


Her Mission: "To help all pets in need of help Australia wide".


At Animal Behaviour Australia we are committed to rectifying the cause of your pet’s behaviour problem so that you have a problem free pet. Dealing with symptoms alone does not rectify the underlying cause or address motivating factors resulting in your pet’s behaviour. We advise that you seek help to address the cause and symptoms by booking a Behaviour Consultation for your pet with our Animal Behaviourist. A targeted treatment plan will be provided for your particular pet and situation. Each pet and situation is different, so each plan is different. A Behaviour Consultation does not cost as much as you would expect. Get help for your pet now. BOOK NOW!!

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"Dionna is extremely friendly and was able to really understand Lola, she has given me the understanding into her problem and the strategies needed to help Lola"

Renee Matthews with Lola

“Dionna helped us with anxiety issues in our German Shepherd. With early intervention, her expert advice and encouragement Marli is now a confident and sociable dog.  We highly recommend her services. Best money we have ever spent.”


Mark & Vicki Bayliss

with Marli

''Dionna was so approachable and made me feel very comfortable, as well as my puppy Hank. By the end of the session I felt prepared for the months ahead and had a much more positive outlook. Hank has thrived since our visit and I put it down to the confidence I found through our session with Dionna.''

Jade Curtain 

with Hank



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